[LHC] - Letara History Challenge - Rd 5 Preface: lobbying and spending

Nerruci Motors Corporation
Forza Nerruci

We at Nerruci Motors Corp. would like to intoduce to you our line-up of cars that we will be exporting to Letara. Our newest car:

Nerruci 220 Spyder

Nerruci 220 GT

Nerruci 220 GTR

1964 Nerruci 220 Spyder

1964 - Nerruci 220 Spyder

Powered by a 4-Litre V8 producing over 200 bhp, 5-speed Manual, Rear-wheel drive. This car prioritize the performance over anything else. The 220 Spyder can surely satisfy your need for speed.

The Nerruci 220 Spyder comes in 4 different colours.

Rosso Corsa

Spamton Yellow

Chinese Silver

Midnight Blue

1964 Nerruci 220 GT

1964 - Nerruci 220 GT

Powered by a 4-Liter V8 producing 250 bhp, 5-speed manual, Rear-Wheel drive. A Grand Tourer is a car that has balance between performance, luxury and comfort. Nerruci Motors is able to produce a car that is a car suitable for the name GT. The 220 GT is more powerful than the Spyder. The 220 GT also have a more luxurious take to interior design than the 220 Spyder. Overall, the 220 GT really gives you a real Grand Tourer feel with a splendid performance, great luxury and good comfort.

The Nerruci 220 GT comes in 4 colours.

Torino Corsa

Racing Blue

Midnight Black

Sunshine Yellow

1964 Nerruci 220 GTR

Powered by a powerful 4-Liter V12 producing 300 bhp, 5-speed manual, Rear-Wheel Drive. The Nerruci 220 GTR is Nerruci’s most powerful, most expensive, most luxurious and most importantly, the most exclusive car that Nerruci Motors could offer. The Nerruci 220 GTR is like the 220 GT, but more luxurious, and more powerful. With the name GTR meaning Grand Tourer Racing hence the improvement in performance, but not only the engine was improved, the interior has also been improved as well as the handling. Overall, the 220 GTR does what the 220 GT does, but better.

The 220 GTR only comes in one colour, the Midnight Blue:


The tale of Vizzuri 1964-1974.

Following on from 1963, the partially successful Vizzuri campaigns to Letara's growth and development:
  • Lobby for 12hr/Endurance racing at Lerance Raceway as main event

  • Classification:

  • Super Competition (SC)

  •   	 Upwards of 4.0L engines - Runs on Lerance raceway full course
  •   	 Two-seater mandated
  •   	 Not required to be road-legal
  •   	 Ethanol Blend E85 (108 RON) racing fuel mixture
  •   	 Minimum safety of 30
  •   	 Minimum comfort of 5
  •   	 Enclosed bodywork (Does not require a roof)
  •   	 Natural or turbocharged allowed
  •   	 Must be fitted with a windshield, two doors, headlights, taillights, front and rear indicators, roll bar (If interior, or exposed interior)
  •   	 A maximum of two aero fixtures allowed
  •   	 Slick radial tyres only
  • Touring Cars (TC)

  •   	 4.0L maximum displacement - Runs on Lerance raceway short course
  •   	 Homologated model based on a road-going car
  •   	 Two-seater mandated, must also support 2 rows of seats
  •   	 Ethanol Blend E70 (106 RON) racing fuel mixture
  •   	 Minimum safety of 30
  •   	 Minimum comfort of 5
  •   	 Enclosed cabin
  •   	 Natural or turbocharged allowed
  •   	 Must be fitted with at least two headlights, two taillights, front and rear indicators, roll bar (If interior)
  •   	 A maximum of two aero fixtures allowed
  •   	 Sports radial tyres only
  • Lobby against luxury tax

  • Lobby for taxation of uncomfortable and undrivable cars (add a drivability and comfort minimum target, all else is taxed)

  • Lobby to introduce radials to civilian cars

  • Lobby for additional spending towards Lerance Raceway, as well as adjustments such as making Lerance Raceway a closed circuit retaining the old motorway segment and making new motorway around,

  • extra stands for the spectators, on-circuit camp sites, feris wheel.

  • Lobby to standardise license plate (Black with embossed silver font)

Vizzuri decided to continue with their Letaran car assembly plant based on the infield of Lerance Raceway. They still have thoughts of levelling up to a full car factory in the future.

The new 1964 onward lineup for Vizzuri took a more reserved yet very intimidating approach.

In 1970 the Laonda’s second generation was released with a very sovereign chrome-embracing style:

Vizzuri Laonda Special GT '70

Shown in Metallico Blu Scuro

Introduced in 1970, replacing the first generation Laonda: The new model lineup dropped the Vantaggio in favour of a new Cabriolet model, as for the Special it had a new “GT” trim, and the Prestazione retained too.

The brand new Laonda Special GT improved all over from the late 50’s version, it was Vizzuri’s first road-going car to have the 4.7L V8 with 4 valve per cylinder, as such the engine had in it’s codename: “Quattrovalvole.”

Returning curves and hard strong shapes for the Laonda were apparent, but it dropped the fins after the '58-60 Laonda model. The Laonda GT kept options for a 3-gear automatic or a manual 4-gear, as well as having luxury interior standard, the Laonda featured a top of the line luxury 8-Track audio system. Though this wasn’t all, it had hydropneumatic suspension now, delivering a very smooth comfortable drive.

The exterior features many luxury accessories: Daytime running lights, alloy wheels, body-integrated exhausts, lighting for the licence plate front and rear with newly created Letaran flag plates.

Sportiness wasn’t lost as it kept the tried and true mechanical rack & pinion steering alongside wide tyres and an aerodynamic semi-clad undertray. The 4.7L Quattrovalvole V8 with new fuel injection system to better utilise the ethanol blend, ignited more environmentally friendly though tubular sports exhaust system provided 295hp to the rear wheels, making it able to hit a smashing 7s to 60mph and top speed over 150mph.

Vizzuri Laonda Cabriolet Special '70

Shown in El Dorado Oro with Beige soft top

When the Laonda Cabriolet Special came to Letara in 1970 it was the first time Vizzuri had sent over a cabriolet for the market, they were hopeful it would become well received although the taxes meant buyers were to pay almost 20,000 more for the car.

It came with the same equipment as the Laonda Special GT but came as a manual soft top car with hydraulic rack & pinion due to the excessive weight from being a convertible with the upmost attention to safety.

It was still sportly, able to get to 60mph in 8.2s, and hit just a few mph slower than the fixed top Special GT.

Vizzuri Laonda Prestazione '70

Shown in Metallico Luce Dell'oceano Onda d'urto complemented by black vinyl roof and Nero bonnet/front top

The final trim offered to the Letaran public was the Laonda Prestazione: 353 rampaging horses to a manual 5-gear RWD clutched LSD able to get to 60 in 5s and go on past 161mph.

The pillarless fastback made an impactful impression with a selection of bright colour choice contrasted by the black side text and front/bonnet to reduce glare whilst tearing up the asphalt.

All that and the extra brake ventilation on the sides, huge bonnet scoops along with the flashy radial tyre text made the new Prestazione stand out about as much as the '58 model did back in the day.

Vizzuri Laonda Special Tipo 555 '70

Shown in Nero

The Letaran government required a completely different mode of transportation this time, so Vizzuri National cars weren’t about the country this time. Instead the Laonda’s long wheelbase version “Special Tipo 555” was offered.

Named the Tipo 555 from the 5.55m length, this colossal land yacht was quite a hefty one, weighing in at 1.75 tons of which much of the weight was high-strength steel and the 3.5L V6 engine cut up from the common Vizzuri 4.7L V8 to reduce cost and retain higher performance.

The Laonda Special Tipo 555 featured a luxury 5-seat layout for better practicality, though didn’t slouch on the creature comforts: the boomerang antenna seen on the boot lid is for the television fitted in the back for passengers, as well as a floor-mounted luxury two-way radio telephone for the diplomats to work on the go.

On the exterior, it featured an accented chrome line from side indicator-to-indicator, and the mandated Letaran flag one side, and home country of Italy on the other. Reinforced window glass also provided extra protection at the downside of more weight.

Performance wasn’t the strongest of suits for the Tipo 555: 0-60mph in 11.5s and a top speed of just over 121mph due to high gearing for better fuel economy, but comfort, smoothness and prestige shone bright like a star aided by hydraulic ball steering and the hydropneumatic suspension.

Vizzuri Drago QV Corsa '64

Shown in Metallico Luce Dell'oceano Onda d'urto with Bianco stripes

With three podiums from 1959 to 1963, Scuderia Vizzuri felt they needed to produce a faster car this time: The Drago QV Corsa was the answer (hopefully).

With the Quattrovalvole being highly successful at making power, it was used again though the engine was de-stroked and de-bored to a slightly lighter 4.5L V8 unit capable of 426hp. The Drago QV Corsa was quite a bit smaller than the previous Drago, as well as back to basics with a front-mid-engined RWD layout. Extremely wide tyres and usage of aero rated the cornering G forces at 1.12-1.20Gs, and able to launch to 60 in 4.8s, up to a phenomenal 190mph. Under testing at Lerance Raceway, it was able to get average lap times of 4:51.

The Drago QV Corsa retained all road-legal equipment to enable it to go and showcase around the roads of Letara before the big race, as well as maybe a little zoom zoom action on the motorways…

Scuderia Vizzuri driver and company co-owner Dante Rizzo would take up the gauntlet of driving the #8 Drago QV Corsa, as well as Zeno Pesaro being on standby as a second driver/maintenance crew chief.




Karl Selic is worried - real worried. Paradoxically, he’s more worried now than he was in 1959, when he was first entrusted with the racing program, or even a year ago in 1962 - when, in a meeting laced with shouting, arguing and threats of firing or resignation, he convinced Klaas von Benetsch - his boss - to shell out for an all-new racing prototype. Of course, said prototype is the source of his fears.

Leaning on the accursed thing outside the Benetsch proving grounds in Marbork, Selic spots the figure he dreaded. Short but with wide shoulders and a confident stride, a worker’s mustache and donning a dirty leather jacket, the CEO approaches from the direction of the main office - and looking seriously unhappy.

Karl: Good day, Commander.

Klaas: What’s going on, Selic? I came here for a progress report and all I find is an office full of engineers trying to kiss my ass. Does the car not work or something?

Karl: No, it… works.

Klaas: Then what the hell gives? I’ve never seen your people act like a bunch of apologetic sycophants.

Karl: Well, for what we’ve invested in the car, it’s simply not fast enough.

Klaas: Not fast enough… Is that all? Let me see.

von Benetsch falls into the driver’s seat and, finding the key in the ignition, drives off with a pronounced chirp of the tires. Selic can only watch as the Commander manhandles the thing around the proving grounds, encountering the same frustrating grip limits his test pilots noted. Strangely, he looks less pissed off when he gets back from his fifth lap.

Klaas: I see your issue. You built a car only to find out your tire costs and the like would run us out of the mandatory service budget, so it’s not sticky enough anymore.

Karl: I’m sorry. We really should have gone smaller and lighter, like W–

Klaas: Aaaah, shaddup! First it’s Zephorus, now it’s Wolfe. You’re always belly-aching over minor imperfections. The car’s fast enough in a straight line; focus on increasing our lead there and we’ll be golden. Also, forward the engine blueprint to corporate; I’m putting it in a road car.

Karl: Wait, what?

Klaas: You heard me. A seven… No, it won’t need to rev as high… Eight-liter engine in a road car. We might well end up with the fastest road car made.

Karl: And what of the bolide?

Klaas: Just chuck it at a race track and find out. I didn’t allocate all that money for you to pull the plug out of fear.



Broken down? Not with the Anhultz Dione I

Prepare for the birth of the long-living AMP Terra line of engines.
Car in White released in 1966


Affordable Luxury. Anhultz Superkroon

my internet went bust and i am posting this via mobile data, hence the lack of effort. sowwy :frowning:


The Selecta improved considerably over its lifetime, with small improvements to the manufacturing process and consistency of quality being made to almost every unit that rolled off the line. Better assembly parts and methods were incorporated, the selection process for the recycled steel became more rigorous and proceduralized while reinforcing ribs were subtly added to the panels along key trim lines, and off-the-shelf parts such as lights and fasteners were slowly brought in-house and standardized. Production of the progressive springs used in the Sintapa export package was expanded to the rest of the lineup and became a stock option, improving handling and overall feel of the car for little additional cost. New radial tires have been developed that still fit the same rim so that old sets can still be used up or kept as spares while still allowing the car a modern feel and ride, while the hubcaps became as stylish as they were functional. The final conglomeration of these updates as an as-built model, coupled with a new-age facelift, became the next generation of the Selecta.

Known internally as the M312, the new model was effectively mechanically identical to the last one, differing only in appearance and quality. Compared to before, two Selecta owners could now share more parts and less headaches, and feel more confident overall in their car while delivering the same promises they had bought into with the previous version. What’s more, this interchangeability extended to the improved powertrain, allowing owners of an older Selecta to save costs by buying a new engine and transmission crate for installation into a previous chassis, a novel practice that would be considered market self-cannibalization by a privately-operated manufacturer, but was still a source of plenty of income for SUMA and became a hallmark feature of the Selecta family of sedans.

Unable to continue the Sintapa convertible due to exceedingly poor powerplant performance, SUMA instead started looking for ways to dig their heels in in the market they had pioneered (and that Mara had unexpectedly intruded on). Seeing as the majority of SUMA customers remained outside urban areas, and already utilizing a monocoque-with-subframe structure, it was easy to come to the conclusion of a ute. The Letaran market had been soured long ago by small, incapable car-based pickups, but the Selecta had thoroughly proven itself as a rugged and capable platform, and their target market was unlikely to require the power and capacity of true work vehicles. Rather, the simple folk who needed simple cars would also need a simple ute. The San Porta was the answer.

Manufacturing couldn’t be simpler, as it already shared its entire front half with the Selecta, and it was only a matter of chopping the passenger cab in half and bolting on some extended panels to make a bed. The result was much lighter and alleviated many of the problems that had initially plagued the ASE powerplant, and paired well with the platform’s existing performance in towing and locking diff to make a surprisingly robust work vehicle. The easy replacement of damaged parts due to cheap body panels and commonality with the other models would be very attractive for light work purposes. An additional low gear compared to the sedan topped the package off like a nice bow.



Thus far it looks like there will be fewer cars in R1 than R2, so Mons will enter R1 to “pad the field”. Mons’ race car is another evolution of the 356-esque, which was first used in the Portunis CannonBall Run, and later in the first era of racing at the Lerance Raceway.

The car’s superficial resemblance to its predecessors is just that - superficial. The previous cars were fully road-legal, and competed in the road-car category at Lerance. This time, a full-blown racing machine was developed.

For the new era of racing the car was re-designed from the ground up. A brand new monocoque chassis provides the strong yet light backbone for this racing monster. Aluminium panels aid with weight reduction (as well as showcasing the quality of domestic Letaran aluminium!). The powerplant is a large 6.5L V8 with all of the modern technologies available at this time (showcasing top-quality Letaran engineering!). Power output is 480 hp (real hp). All this power is translated to the road through a sturdy 5-speed manual gearbox and the latest in oversized radial tires. Ultimate cornering grip is provided by the fully independent double-wishbone suspension front and rear, and over-engineered aerodynamics.

With a predicted top speed just under 300 km/h (ok, it could’ve gone faster, but for service cost reasons it is limited), an acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 s, and a track time of under 4 minutes and 50 seconds, reasonable fuel consumption resulting in a predicted race run without pitstops, this car is sure to be among the top runners - unless all that new tech decides to blow itself up, of course.


NEW! For 1970...

From Niichi of Letara: Niichi Dynema

Designed from the ground-up to suit the tastes of the Letaran market - introducing the Niichi Dynema

The economical Dynema sedan - featuring a 1.4L over-head cam-driven inline-four

The spacious Dynema estate - hauls 1080 liters of cargo at 8.8L/100km

The sporting Niichi Dynema Aquila - featuring a 1.8L double over-head cam engine and all-around independent suspension

Economy - Elegance - Excellence: The Niichi Motor Company Promise


TURBOL Corporation Presents:

The 1964 Stellar

With continued success of existing models, Stellar’s all new 1964 model was more evolution than revolution. Mechanically very similar to the model it replaced, it was updated in a few key areas.

With the condition of Letaran roads improving, the engine was redesigned with higher speed travel in mind. Now displacing 1.9 or 2.1 liters, and producing between 56 and 66 hp, 0-100 kmh acceleration improved across the model line to 20 seconds or less.

The poorly received Trekker was discontinued with no direct replacement.

The Stellar Dragonet replaced both the Saloon and Personal Bus. The Dragonet Saloon maintained the typical 5 seat family sedan layout, while the Dragonet Estate eschewed the Personal Bus’ unusual single front seat, 3 door, 7 passenger high roof layout for a more conventional 8 passenger, 5 door estate layout.

One year after the introduction of the Dragonet, the Damosielle was introduced. This model was a shift for Stellar; the company’s target in Letara had been to offer large, comfortable, and desirable family cars on a city car budget. The Damosielle instead aimed to rival premium and luxury cars on interior and ride comfort at a considerably more affordable price. To differentiate it from the cheap Dragonet, the Damosielle recieved updated styling, a vinyl top, and the more powerful engine as standard.


All New 1973 Mitsushita Royale

The first model with specification made specifically for Letaran Market in a brand new local factory.
Available in 3 different trims, all using fuel injected Inline 6 for maximum efficiency and smooth power delivery.

2.0 liter DXi and GTCi are the mainstream model in Sedan and Coupe guise. With decent equipment and affordable price. Also able to run on E10. Thus it is one of the most ecologically sound car available on the market.

What’s really exciting though, is this.

This is the Mitsushita Royale 2500 GT-RS, a special homologation model made originally only for the Japanese market. However, after the racing efforts of the local Mitsushita distributor to bring their car racing, especially after the Mitsushita sent their official support for Kuruan 3000GT in the R2 race, it was deemed worthy to bring this special model to be built to order in Letara as well.

The 2500 GT-RS is different from the Japanese model in many ways, as with the base GTCi. Although it is softer and more usable, it is still an extremely hard core model that’s not expected to sell in great numbers, but should provide decent showroom traffic that should lead to better sales for the DXi and GTCi.


Mara goes Letara, Round 3 - TL;DR

(Since I ended up with eight episodes instead of the planned five, I guess it's time for one of these again...)

Consumer car offering:

From right to left: Mara Irena 1.3 TR (Transporter Regular), 2.0 SK (Sedan Komfort), 2.0 UK (Universal Komfort)

Rear perspective. The rear indicators are now identical between all body shapes, as is the new reverse light.

Sedan and wagon receive the all-new 2.0 litre Perspekt engine, and a new grille compared to the 1963 models in order to distinguish them from the 1.3 litre models (which continue to be available as well but only the 1.3 litre van is submitted as part of the challenge).

Regular trims now have only a plastic window trim but also sport an - albeit basic - radio over the 1963 models. The transporter van gets an optional rear glass window, re-using the same rear door as the wagon.

A Regular Irena interior: a bare metal dashboard with minimalist controls and vinyl seats

A Komfort Irena interior: a vinyl padded dashboard with minimalist controls and cloth seats

Race car entry:

A track-tuned 3-door Irena sedan with the 4.0 V8 Blyz engine from the Irena interceptor version (Archana only) tuned to 250 hp. Supported as a semi-works effort and driven by Letaran John Summer (who had raced a privately entered Mara Companion prototype the years before).


Just popping in to say I completely approve of this challenge. Cake tried to check in with me, put in every reasonable effort and has acted as the pillar of community we are used to.

For an explanation on what happened to ALC, see Automation Legacy Challenge (BONUS ROUND - Racing) - #429 by AMuteCrypt

Distributed by Liberty Corp.

Moving Up the Market

After the release of the Liberty New Yorker, Liberty has changed itself from the regular family brand to the exclusive and revolutionary luxury brand. But don’t worry families, we still have a car for you that gives you a taste of the new Liberty brand. This catalogue will show you our future as a brand, and the cars that you can buy in our dealerships.

The Most Practical Car Ever

Our new Liberty Familia is the most practical family car you can buy right now. It features 9 total seats, with 8 of them being removable, and a large cargo space between the 2nd and 3rd row. The Familia is the perfect car not only for families, but for companies that need to haul. Travelling with the whole family? Use 9 seats. Going on a road trip but carrying lots of luggage? Use 6 seats. Hauling? Use 3 seats, or 1 seat. We believe that the Familia is perfect for everyone due to its flexibility. It is priced at 16500 AMU.

  • 3L I6 Engine
  • Fuel Injection
  • 12.3L/100km
  • 3 Gear Automatic “Button” Transmission
  • Standard Interior
  • Total 9 Seats; 1 Driver, 8 Removable Passenger
  • Standard AM Radio
  • Advanced Safety
  • Cruise Control

Luxury for the Family

The Liberty Civilian is a car that brings Luxury to families. It features a prestigious customizable interior with 5 seats, with a high quality AM radio. It is crafted with high quality leather and wood. Cruise Control is featured allowing for easy driving. It is priced at 21500 AMU, a low price for a car this good.

  • 3L I6 Premium Engine
  • Fuel Injection
  • 3 Gear Automatic “Button” Transmission
  • Partially Curstomizable Luxury Interior
  • 5 Leather Seats
  • High Quality AM Radio
  • Power Steering
  • Advanced Safety
  • Cruise Control

The New Most Luxurious Car

In 1956, The first generation Liberty New Yorker was labeled as the most comfortable car ever made. This year we will one up ourselves by releasing the second generation Liberty New Yorker II. It features a fully customizable interior allowing you to truly make the car yours. It is hand built by a special team and is crafted with the highest quality leather and wood we can find. Like the previous generation, there is a record player included, and there is a new ice box allowing you to stored chilled drinks. It is priced at 28500 AMU.

  • 3L I6 Premium Engine
  • Fuel Injection
  • 3 Gear Automatic “Button” Transmission
  • Fully Curstomizable Hand-Made Interior
  • 4 Leather Seats
  • High Quality AM Radio
  • Phonograph
  • Power Steering
  • Advanced Safety
  • Cruise Control
  • Ice Box

Helping the Government

Liberty Corp. Has sent a recent prototype to the Letaran government: A luxury vehicle for diplomats. It is a modified Liberty New Yorker that is built to have a lower cost and higher efficiency. We hope that our cars are chosen for the project.


The Little Bird that Could

The last car is the 1964 Liberty Falcon Racer, which is a modified version of the Liberty Falcon (Not Sold In Letara). This year, we are the underdogs of the race. We have a car that are confident is going to win this year’s race. We wish luck to the racing drivers


Liberty Corp. Advertising and Engineering Department, 1966
Building 420, 69th Avenue
Philidelphia, PA, USA

In the office (Lore)

Michael, the new CEO, entered his office. He sat down on the plush leather chair his dad used sit on. He looked at the ashtray, the typewriter, the pack of cigars his dad bought him as a gift. He wanted to continue the legacy his dad started, except, he knew he had to make changes to the company before they began to sink.

He called out his engineers: “I need all lead engineers in my office!”. The new engineers scurried into the office and sat down. He looked at them, but not in the way his father would. “Alright! As you know, I’m the new boss here, and I believe all of you are the new engineers we hired. I welcome you to the company”. The engineers gave a light smile.

“We’re glad to work with you,” one of them said.

“Thank you. Unfortunately, it has taken a while for us to find engineers as good as all of you, and our next project needs to get done rather soon”. He sat and started to think a little bit. “I love direction that Liberty Corp is heading towards, but I think it is time to refresh our brand. As you know, our last generation helped establish ourselves as luxury brand. It was a great idea. However, we need to do away with these awfully large land barges”. Michael remembers his dad struggling to drive and park his New Yorker.

“Sir, how do we create a luxury car without it being large?” an engineer asked.

“Good question,” Michael responded. “That’s up to you to figure out. You are the engineers.” They quietly talked amongst themselves and that focused their attention back on the CEO. “In addition to a luxury car, I believe that it would be best to try to remain in the family market. I think that it is still possible to succeed there. Any questions?” There was a pause. "Okay. All of you are dismissed. Get to brainstorming

Several Weeks Later

The engineers entered Michael’s office. They looked excited, but cautious. “Have a seat,” Muchael said. The engineers sat down.

“After a couple of weeks of brainstorming, we figured out what would be best for the company.” The engineers hand their blueprints to the CEO. He looked over each blue print.

“Interesting” he said. “I believe that these cars are perfect. I love the new Familia with its flexible seating. Ooh! And the ice box in the New Yorker. All of these cars are perfect!” The engineers let out a nice smile. “One more thing. I am going to need you to modify the New Yorker for the government. They are requesting luxury cars for diplomats. Just create a new model that is cheaper and more effecient and I think that would be fine. Good job to all of you! Have a good day.” He stood up and shook the hands of the engineers.


Chapter 3

Capital found itself on a complicated situation in Letara during the late 60’s. The tire replacement scam caused by private importers and the severe increase in luxury sedans offer by other manufacturers caused a strain on the company’s finances. From now on, it had to be cautious in order not to fall behind competition. The first step to avoid that was to separate itself from other manufacturers, with unique designs and engineering. This new aproach demanded a lot of time and money, as there wouldn be any news of Capital until 1968, when the Stiletto Concept Car was revealed to the public on the Letaran Auto Show

Concept car pics

A striking design that showed the new design aproach of the company, now partnered with Pegazzo for the body language of its cars. 2 years later, the Capital Monarch was announced for production.

It was, in all regards, a huge car for the company. Both figuratively and literally, measuring 5.27m long and 1.86m wide. The public version was powered with a 5.5l MFI flat 6 engine, producing 244hp and 425Nm of torque. No expense was spared during the development of this car. Advance safety, unique luxury and confort, and the sheer presence of this car made it stand out inmediately. But also it was much more expensive than previous models of Capital, reaching almost 60000 AMU.

A special diplomatic version was also presented to the Letaran government, dubbed the Capital Diplomat, with a much more sensible powertrain (4l inline 6) and equipment, thus more affordable.

Finally in 1971 a special edition 2-door convertible sedan was revealed to the public, called the Monarch Liberitas, hoping to catch buyers looking for the ultimate luxury vehicle.


Reminds me of an Aston Martin Lagonda and it is surely a very unique car.

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Mocabeys Make It To Letara For 1964

The Warehouse van, Haymaker ute, and Pioneer SUV were all scheduled to have their first deliveries to Letara last year as CKD units, however delays relating to factory construction and the attempted development of a double wishbone retrofit for the Pioneer meant that the triplets could not make it to the country in time for the 1963 model year. However, with the new factory in Letara, the first units of the three models have now rolled off the line and are awaiting certification with the Letaran authorities.

Mocabey Introduces The Airig

The Mocabey Airig is an extended size luxury sedan which will be offered to governments and corporations for VIP transport. With luxurious interiors and the latest 8 track players, it promises to be pleasant inside, and the huge rear overhang houses a boot that can fit whatever a VIP wishes to transport with him. The engine bay is home to a twin cam 5.2L straight six producing 220bhp in fuel injected form, enough to propel even this behemoth to 100km/h in ten seconds. Armour fittings will also be offered by Mocabey, though whether they will be done in house or through a specialist supplier is not yet confirmed.


The Capital Monarch, in all its forms, is one of the best uses of the Gondola mod body sets, in any size. Well done!

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Without further ado… let’s jump right into it!


Chapter 1: politics, economy, and natural environment

Economy and natural disasters 1946-1974.


International: This decade saw a large shift in global politics toward for more peaceful co-existence and diplomacy. Letara had a leading role in several successful peace negotiations at the Global Federation Summit (GFS), including its own with Montelin. Indeed, through these negotiations Montelin has agreed to a withdrawal from the Letaran peninsula and a slow transfer of land back to Letara. Letara thus established itself as a strong diplomatic nation and established its reputation as a successful - and peaceful - negotiator. As a leader in this realm, the GFS established the International Court of Peace Negotiations (ICPN) in Fiegheni, the old capital city. With the international standing of Letara improving, it is only natural that the friendly relations with Somunds and other countries are continuing to be strong.

Domestic: Backed by a strengthening economy, Letara is entering a phase of political stability. The population recognizes that the investment-focused government elected in 1963 is successfully reversing the depression, so the elections of 1968 and 1973 see only minor changes to the ruling coalition of parties. Of course newspapers are still complaining about the negative blips in the economy, but the population who lived through the “dark '50s” remember where they came from and where they are at now. The successful negotiations with Montelin, the promised land transfer back to Letara, and the establishment of the new ICPN in Fiegheni all bolster the government’s credibility.

RP effects: The government will have a moderate to large spending budget (spending tokens) - these will be added to the pool of tokens the car companies collectively spend during Rd. 4 Preface. The gov’t spending priorities may or may not augment company spending, and will focus on large-scale infrastructure projects.


The economy of Letara started an upswing in the early '60s, which continued virtually unbroken though to 1967 - the only small decrease seen in 1966 caused by two years of large fires devastating the recovering forestry industry. But with other industries gaining strength, and the forestry industry not a major contributor to the economy anymore, it was a minor setback. After 1967 the economy entered a stable phase with small swings. Not a booming economy yet by any means, but stable - and that is what people really wanted, what gives them optimism and hope. The middle class is once again re-establishing itself and growing steadily through the decade, and there are fewer and fewer truly destitute people. Jobs are being created and rapidly filled.

RP effects: With the economy finally growing and stabilizing at a more comfortable level, people are optimistic for the future. The growing middle-class now actually has some money to spend, and is also willing to spend it. Especially the little spikes in the economy in the late '60s and the renewed growth spurt in the first years of the '70 resulted in increased consumer spending, with some contraction during the small downturns. Companies would do well to capitalize on those positive blips.


Thanks to generous investment by private corporations, the forestry industry has seen a true revival with new fast-growing forests planted in the early '60s. All this new dense growth eventually became too much, and new fires started in '65 and '66. The fires were deemed to be caused by natural processes and no foul play is suspected. This may seem like a broken record by this point, but the survival of the forestry industry is once again a little tenuous. At least the city folk are slowly learning proper outdoors skills and have not set the National Parks on fire. The only other noteworthy natural event was the flood of '69. This is a rare occurrence in Letara, but sometimes an oceanic current reversal brings intense summer rains, resulting on flooding. This happened in '69. The floods caused the most damage in hilly and mountainous areas as the water was funnelled down valleys. The agricultural sector also suffered major damage as field flooded and crops failed that year. This resulted in a three-year-long economic setback while reconstruction efforts were under way and Letara was more dependent on food imports. But overall, the natural environment was relatively quiet this decade, not resulting in any major setbacks for Letara.

RP effects: The forestry economy continues to struggle, and will need continued support to survive - again. The agricultural sector did suffer some losses, and the thought of new flood-control measures are up for debate. Insurance companies are revisiting their flood insurance policies. Overall not much else to be said this decade.

Car reviews and other results to follow shortly!



Chapter 2: :wastebasket:

This post will be OOC as it’s just dealing with some unfortunate housekeeping before I get to the meat and bones of the reviews. Y’all seemed to like this format, so here goes. Perhaps some bad news for some, but maybe also some relief for others. So, let’s rip the band-aid off, get the less fun stuff out of the way, so we can get to the good stuff.


Although I strive to have as few bins in the consumer category as possible, there are still things that cannot be explained away or swept under the rug in some RP/lore friendly fashion. These cars broke some hard rules:

@Fayeding_Spray Walkenhorst 1500 STND: Basic '60s safety (Standard '50s was required minimum - and yes, that is better than Basic '60s).

@TanksAreTryhards Levante Nuova 130 - 3.8 SuperTurismo: +2 Brake TP (+1 was max).


@benjamintamilia Canadian Lucania Executive Brougham: Euro size license plate, no space for US plate.

@Ch_Flash Martinet Correur 4200: Euro size license plate, no space for US plate.

@Mikonp7 Popas Tachanka Non-Weaponized: No wipers; only one mirror on the driver’s side.

@Prium Capital Diplomat: Euro size license plate, no space for US plate.

@Repti Resuki Rey Select: +5 Suspension TP.

@TheYugo45GV Mayland Ambassador: +1 Suspension TP; no mirrors on the car.


@04mmar Honduro Performante: Too expensive at $48300.

@ChemaTheMexican Garland Determinator: '68 model, trim, family, and variant.

@conan Mitsushita Kuruan 3000 GT: No separate taillight and brake light fixture; semi-slick tires.

@doot KHI-Calhav Touring: No windshield wipers or mirrors on the car.

@MisterRocketMan Niichi Sagitta NRT: '65 model, trim, family, and variant.

@Petakabras Albor Sprint Touring: '68 trim.

Car reviews, gov’t assignment, and racing results coming soon!

submitted beforehand, don't worry

Kamaka Car Present Feature: Kamaka Draco

Kamaka Motor Corporation very proud to make introduce new bespoke grand tourer, Draco. Develop car from ground up, no making compromise. Make sure be greatest car Kamaka ever make.

EXP-GT R1 Spec

We first showcase Draco in form EXP-GT prototype, make in R1 racing class specification. Just start for greatness. Show true ambition experimental 4.6 liters double over the head shaft V angle 8. All new radial slicks tires. Go across Lerance Raceway 4 minute 51 second.

Draco 2500GT Coupe+Convertible

Now public can get 1967, Draco 2500GT coupe and convertible greatest show what Kamaka Motor Corporation can do, have many new feature, Aluminum body panel. Four wheel double wishbone suspension. Full unibody.

Engine also very good, 2.5 liters double over the head shaft straight six. Makes 160 horsepower. No much power as V8, but make up with more lighter more save fuel. All this make best car handle we make.


At top, Draco XS-R sit on throne. Come from we give engineer fuck ton LSD ask them make Kamaka fastest on road. Only focus on performance, radio even optional. Put biggest tire can possible on, change engine to 4 liters V8. Make 270 horsepower. Very sporty racing stripe, inspire from America muscle car. Every small detail design careful, make sure Draco XS-R can go over 170 mile per hour top speed.


Oh bollocks, the one time I forget to put mirrors on my car is when its required, I knew something felt off. A real shame that so much time and effort was lost thanks to my stupidity. Regardless, good luck to the other goverment entries, and may the best car win. Can’t wait to see who comes out on top.