Hi everyone, I’ll present you a brand inspired by Alpine-Renault/Porsche. Even if i’m a JDM guy, I love those brands (Alpine come back with the new A110 in 2018 ) and they are a great source of inspiration for me.
I’ll release models in chronological order of their creation.
Established by Dominique MIRAGE in 1957, the brand’s philosophy is rear/mid engined Straight 4, lights sports cars.
Designed for the rally and smalls roads of west EU, the 1st model, the MIRAGE Pignole 1400CS has a rear mounted 1400 cc L4 of 98 hp at 6200 rpm and 122 Nm at 5000 rpm for only 601 kg, this car is very fun to drive.
In 1962, a most powerful version is released, the Pignole 2000RS had a new 2 Liters L4 of 140 hp/5900 rpm and 179 Nm/5000 rpm. Bigger engine means heavier engine, the Pignole weighs now 657 kg, but is really more efficient in sports driving.
Photos of the 1400CS version.
Produced at only 6582 cars, the Pignole is today a coveted collection model, expecially the 2000RS produced at 2531 of the 6582 Pignole.
I’m actually working on the 2000RS, coming soon!
Thanks for reading, and sorry if my english isn’t correct!
English is looking pretty good from here, not as good as the Pignole though which is a very nice looking machine. I think the wheels are a tad big for a 1962 car but the idea is damn fine. Brings a nice contrast to the other small sports coupe/sedans we have on the forums.
Yeah they are a bit too big (15" magnesium) on the 2000RS, on the 1400cs they are smaller ( 14" steel), my bad ^^
Yeah it’s basically me being uppity about keeping things period correct, doesn’t spoil the car though. What sort of 0-60 are we looking at?
When I read MIRAGE, I really got the cringe because of that tiny Mitsubishi shitbox (called Spacestar in Germany), but the Pignole looks good,
I am looking forward to see some more good cars
Sadly in 8.23s for the 0-100 kmh (62 mph), my reference is the Berlinette A110 (6.9s), and in every points, exept the power, she’s worse ^^ but she’s also not made out of fibers like the Alpine, that’s maybe why she’s >100kg Heavier
In France this Mitsubishi is called the Colt, that’s fun to see how they have different name in every country
That car just does not look like it’s from the 50s-60s to me. More like a kit car that’s made to look like the 50s-60s car. Wheel size and offset are one thing to note, the carbon fiber (or at least black plastic) fuel cap is not period correct too IMO. The whole design is a bit too clean and simple, the cars from 60s had more flamboyant styling where they could, and no design that wasn’t flamboyant was clean, it was just a box with stamped headlights on it.
The fuel cap is in plastic and as I said before wheel size is a mistake
I don’t agree with you for the flamboyant styling, did you see an austin mini ? ^^
Exactly why I said that the other alternative is a box with stamped lights on. The choices are either functional, or classy flamboyant. The car you’ve presented here does not look either, sorry, it’s a mix between the two, and why it looks like a kit car looking retro to me.
yes well done, that’s a 1967 car at the earliest.
Why are people losing their shit over a flush stance?
i’m more concerned about the fender flairs
Hi guys, big update of the main post!
I was busy this month but now it’s ok, so I decided to rework the model
I listened to your advice, and I tried to do a more realistic model of its time, always the same philosophy anyway.
I juste have some problem with the stats, the car needs very large rear wheels compared to front… And it needs big brakes too (250 front, 245 rear), or the game tells me the braking force is insuficient.
Anyway, I try to hit the Light Sports Car, but well, I have some difficulties
But as you can see the highest score is at Track Premium…
I don’t have any premium stuff in the car, standar seats, no radio, 0 on the quality slider (+5 for the engine)…
If you have any tips for the next model i’ll take it
And here comes the Cab Version of the 2000RS!
The Cabriolet was only released in the 2000RS. It’s a very rare version of the model, only 500 models.
Even she’s heavier and slower than the regular 2000RS, she’s today more expensive because of this rarity.
That’s all for the first gen of the Pignole, I’m working on the Mk II
Hey, I tried to made the MkII in the base of what the MkI was first, and also added some more details… I hope it looks more sixties than before
It has a most modern version of the 2000RS engine, who is a bit more powerful but way more efficient!
So, because there is not so much base model with rear engine in the game, and some are bugged, the Pignole will probably end here, I’m thinking about a new model, probably a mid engined. Anyway it will be light, and with an Inline 4.
These are great, Doggo! =)
They really do look like “What if they built Porsches in France?” lol
I made the next model, I’ll try to show it this week but I need to do the engine. It’s a targa like the Honda CRX Del Sol, I tried to model a second trunk for the roof in the back, but i’m not satisfied already, I have to work on
I love the designs