Octane's Automation Design Studio

Hello there! I am relatively new to the forum but not new to Automation, and I regularly make new, good looking and interesting (well, in my opinion) designs. I want to share them with you people, I really hope you like them! :smiley:

Let’s start this journey off!~

*1: Maniscalco Vescovo 250SL '86 - a sporty, luxurious and comfortable car from the famous Fruinian manufacturer, the Vescovo 250SL comes equipped with a quiet and small 4 litre turbo V12 putting out 253 horsepower. Sure, it’s not the fastest thing on the road, and not everyone will think twice about the simplistic design, but what matters is what you, the driver, think of it. Double wishbone suspension and a silk smooth four-speed automatic transmission with a Corsa (sport) mode complete the all-rounded package.

-Pictures taken in the Rosso Sera color. Other available colors include Azzurro Cielo, Verde Pianura, Rosso Sacramento, Nero Tuxedo, Argento Metallo, and Bianco Neve.

-Last Update: 11/27/2020


Is this car FWD, RWD or AWD? Anyway, a 4L V12 is something that no executive saloon buyer is going to expect!

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AWD, but I will make a RWD 2.5L I6 version in the future.

Hey!!! You stole 2/3rds of my name!!! :hushed::flushed::scream:

Next thing you’ll be telling us that you’re starting a car company called Bogl, who exclusively paint their cars in eggshell blue, or something… :wink::grin::wink:

I’m shocked and upset! This is a travesty!!! I’m gonna take this up with Killrob!

stomps off in a huff

Nah… Only kidding!!! Nice Not-Alfa’s, I love how they’re like the perfect blend of Alfa and Maserati, with a pinch of Ferrari snootiness to make it all mix together smoothly. I look forward to seeing what you come up with in the future! :grin:


Here we go again! Thanks for joining me one more time for another car :slight_smile:

*2: Maniscalco Tuono 330 Spider '01 - for the turn of the twenty-first century, Maniscalco’s suits at the top of the pyramid have decided that it was time to bring back what the company was known for; coupés that were sporty, tons of cylinders, and cutting edge materials. Coupés that held a strong place in a bedroom poster when you were a kid!

The Tuono is the first step towards achieving that greatness again, and what a big step~
Gasmea’s world-renowned car magazine, Cylinder Trend, has called the Tuono the “single most proper sports convertible of this new millenium”. A 330 horsepower, flatplane 3 litre turbo V8 mounted at the front and powering the rear wheels gives the Tuono some decent get up and go, without making it absurdly uncontrollable. Double wishbone suspension, ABS, and two brand new features - a 6-speed sequential and electronic stability control - give the 330 Spider a friendly atmosphere to new drivers that may have the money to buy it, but not exactly the greatest skill to control it.

In fact, the Fruinian TV show Short Gear denoted that the Tuono has a very high tolerance for mistakes while the ESC is active. One of the hosts, James Pie, took it around their Airfield track in their review, and the Tuono was highly regarded for it’s absolute inability to spin out mid-corner. Once the ESC is off, it becomes much easier to skid, but it was said that “the car still gives you so much feel as to what it’s doing that it’s controllable”.

Oh, and as is common for Maniscalco cars, a plushy and comfy interior completes the package, filled with tons of luxuries such as heated seats.

But one of the main criticisms of the Tuono is the admittedly low power-to-weight ratio. A 330 horsepower engine would be good for a car that weighs 1200 kg, or thereabouts. The Tuono 330 Spider weighs in at 1651 kg, which is the main reason that it’s straight line ability is harmed. However, Maniscalco have said that they do not intend for the Tuono to be their flagship sports - more so an “entry level” model to their sports cars. What will they come up with next? We’ll see.

-Pictures taken in the Argento Cielo Perla color. Other available colors include Rosso Sacramento, Orchidea, Bianco Perla, Arancio Perla, Giallo Esdena, and Grigio Metalizatto.

-Last Update: 11/27/2020


*3: Mahiyitsu Piquillo S '95 - a tall and small family 5-door hatchback, the Piquillo may not pack a lot of punch, but it gets you where you’re going with no issues. Mahiyitsu is an Archanan manufacturer, and one of the strongest in the budget car markets; their cars have two philosophies at the forefront - being reliable and being affordable to the masses.

While this does mean that they do not have too much of an appeal for people with big money in the bank, Mahiyitsu has still formed an empire, mainly in Archana, with this engineering and design philosophy, and the brand new Piquillo is no different. It comes in various trims - the S variant being the more upscale one. Featuring a new inline 3 cylinder engine codenamed the CS78 (due to the fact it makes 78 horsepower and 78 lb.ft of torque), the front-wheel-drive Piquillo gets a whopping 54 miles to the gallon even in this upscale trim, and that’s with all the seats occupied! It’s not at all sporty, but that’s not it’s goal.

-Pictures taken in the Sky Blue color. Other available colors include Pea Green, Dark Purple Mica, Black, Tor Red, and Playful Yellow Mica.

-Last Update: 11/27/2020


*4: Szerloch FR20 mS '15 - a sporty two-door and two-seat car, the FR20 is manufactured by Hetvesian car maker Szerloch, who are recent newcomers to the car scene. However, they have found immediate success and a great following with their first lightweight, driver-focused sports; the FR20 is the answer to the outcry of motoring fans worldwide for a nimble coupé that is somewhat cheap, reliable, and modern, but one that also carries the torch from older generations.

While the FR20 mS isn’t the greatest innovator in terms of the technology it brings to the table, Szerloch have focused on refining what makes a light sports car a true contender. A small, 2 litre, turbocharged 4-cylinder boxer mounted longitudinally at the front and powering the rear wheels gives a low center of gravity, and it’s coupled to, surprisingly enough in this time period, a 6-speed manual! Just like the good old days. It’s engine produces 230 horsepower and the whole package weighs in at barely over 1200 kg - a fair deal lighter than most sports cars of today, and certainly lighter than your average modern sports sedan.

This low weight is taken advantage of with grippy tyres and a good deal of suspension tuning and a geared limited-slip differential - again, just like the good old days, making the FR20 battle-ready to massacre any corner you come across in your daily commute, be it through the normal roads or the scenic route. The interior is comfortable, but not exactly top tier - there is a lot of plastic to be found in there, but it has some nice options such as heated seats, HD parking cameras with fast refresh rate, and, if you… reeeeeally want to… a 7-speed automatic. But why would you even think of the automatic, man?!

However, the aggressive styling cues have been slightly criticized by fans, as the exterior looks definitely aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. Some say that it’s features are too large, others that it has way too many grills. But under those looks, everyone can agree - it’s packing a mean punch to bring other companies with ‘sports cars’ back down to reality.

-Pictures taken in the Orange Scarlet Pearl color. Other available colors include Spitfire Red Pearl, Chameleon Blue & Green, Amethyst, Emerald, Carbon Black, and Ueno Silver.

-Last Update: 11/28/2020


*5: Mahiyitsu Celosia EX '78 - the seventies marked the start of the big upward incline for the Archanan manufacturer’s profits and solidified their place as one of the best bang-for-your-buck car makers worldwide. The Celosia was - and still is - one of the two front-line runners of Mahiyitsu’s lineup, having been going strong for fifty years now as one of the best economy cars in the market.

The Celosia comes in a variety of customizable trims, with various engines and body types. Anything from your average sedan to a small van body, the Celosia can do it all. It also posesses a variety of engines, ranging from your common four-cylinder to a naturally aspirated V6. The EX model comes with the highly fuel efficient EO83 I4 - Mahiyitsu did not think about the swapping over to fuel injectors so soon, instead sticking with a small turbocharger and high-quality economy-oriented single barrel carburetors. An unusual combination, perhaps, but it’s been proven to work reliably - the '78 Celosias with the EO83 have been reported to be able to go at least 300 thousand miles without problems if maintenance is kept up with.

All the Celosia model trims are code-named with a letter - the E variant is one of the more basic ones. The X denominates that the model is equipped with an automatic transmission, and the choice of optional automatic depends on the base trim. For example, the E has a 3-speed automatic, while the L has a 4-speed automatic option. Classic steelies and the ever-lovable simplistic boxy styling complete the outside package. The interior is obviously simplistic - this is not going to give any luxury car makers any run for their money.

-Pictures taken in the Chase White color. Other available colors include Lake Blue Pearl, Midnight Blue Mica, Jade Green, Hi-Tech Silver, Hi-Tech Red, and Hi-Tech White.

*6: Mahiyitsu Lotus 6-18v '89: an affordable, budget sports car for those that want something sporty but are tight on cash, the Lotus is as much of a proper sporty car as the Mahiyitsu execs would allow. The designers and engineers have seen the Lotus as one of their hardest challenges yet; as it was not as simple to create a good-looking, cheap sports car with good performance as it was to create an ecobox with a low-power, high economy engine.

However, the end product was more than satisfactory, for both the suits at the top and the young enthusiasts who bought it. The Lotus is a two-door, two-seat, FWD sports car that builds up in some areas and saves in others. While the frame was built from scratch, most of the car’s components were taken from other Mahiyitsu vehicles in order for the project to be as cheap as possible - the front double wishbone design, transmission and the engine were taken from the highest trim level, sporty Celosia from the same time period, and the engine specifically was a good choice. A natural-aspiration small V6 of 2.5 litres, putting out 164 horsepower and mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gives the Lotus a good floor to step on, handing out decent acceleration and good throttle response in a compact package.

While the car does use a slightly antiquated semi-trailing arm rear suspension design, it’s been fine tuned as much as possible to try and be as good as the modern double-wishbone design up front. The brakes and tires are also specifically made for the Lotus, providing excellent braking power with almost no brake fade no matter the situation, and new sports-compound tyres giving it great grip around corners. The interior isn’t exactly the highest quality, as most materials are taken from their light off-roader from the time period, but that can be overlooked - until the plastic cracks, at least.

While the Lotus isn’t exactly groundbreaking design, nor the best of the best, the fact that it’s a cheaper but just as sporty alternative has given it a good deal of following. Sadly, the Lotus has been discontinued after four generations, the last car running out of the production line in 2012 - but it all started in the good old 1990s.

-Pictures taken in the Burgundy Mica color. Other colors include Paprika Orange Pearl, Light Purple Mica, Hi-Tech Red Mica, Quartz Silver, Alpine White and Sky Blue Mica.

-Last Update: 11/28/2020

*7: Maniscalco Vescovo 330R '88 - a racecar homologation model, the 330R has laid the foundation for the ultra-succesful 330 V12-ti touring car. All-wheel-drive, more aggressive fender flares to fit wider sports-compound tires, more vents for extra cooling and a wing for added high-speed stability, the Vescovo 330R is a proper corner assasin.

The 4 litre V12 has also been tuned and downsized to meet the requirements of the FTCM (Fruinian Touring Car Masters) competition - down to 3.5 litres from the original, but it’s refined to perfection. The Berusso V12 in it’s new CRSA variant pumps out 330 horsepower at 7000 RPM - as per regulation, FTCM cars can only run pushrod engines, making this an impressive feat. The fuel injection system has also been changed for a race-spec per-cylinder injection, cutting edge for it’s time, as well as new high-flow mufflers and catalytic converter. The 330R, unlike the 250SL and the 180L, is a bloody screamer.

The only bad thing about it? Limited production of only 200 units, plus 1 for the Maniscalco museum in Verona. But hey, that makes it better, no?!

*8: Maniscalco Vescovo 180L '86 - an even more comfortable, but more basic approach to premium Fruinian design, the 180L aims to make itself more affordable to the masses than the 250SL. Base-model plastic trim pieces and simpler wheels make it stand out from the other Vescovo models, but it blends in even more than the 250 ever could with those sporty rims.

The 180 runs a small 3 litre V8, which puts out, as the name implies, 180-ish horsepower (due to turbo downsizing and exhaust restrctions). It’s not fast, but it’s quiet, and that’s what counts. You don’t buy the base model of a car and expect it to go zoom zoom, hm?

The interior doesn’t have as many options as the 250SL’s does, and it’s much simpler. However, you still get basic creature comforts obviously - AC, heated seats and all are still available. It also has an 8-track player as standard. Pure 80’s~

*9: Gens-Voiture 215 gti-4 '03 - a sporty hot hatch for the turn of the new millenium, the 215 comes from Hetvesian car manufacturer Gensvoiture, who in the past were renowned for their innovation and their bad-ass hot hatches, such as the 502 Turbo-24v. Now, they’re back with another magnificent creation!~

The gti-4 is unlike any other 215 model. Not even the sporty and peppy 215 Turbo comes close to the top-of-the-line gti-4, in price nor in capability. A dual-wielder of drivetrains, the gti-4 comes in FWD or AWD, a first for GV’s hot hatches. The AWD variant is denominated by the number 4.

Sporting a small and powerful Inline-5 with turbos and direct injection, the car possesses cutting edge technology for it’s time, again proving that GV aren’t out of the fight when it comes to innovation even in this new millenium. Both economical and with plenty of punches to throw around, the engine puts out 275 horsepower with a redline of 7000 RPM, much more than what you’d expect from a car like this - and it’s why the AWD version is favored by buyers.

However, the 215 has proven to actually not be as popular as it’s ancestor, the 502. Why? Simply put, cost - way too many new ideas were crammed into it, as is common for GV’s cars. AWD, 4WS, extra safety measures, a premium interior with SatNav, active suspension, an alloy semi-spaceframe design, vented disc brakes all around, advanced ESC, direct injection with turbochargers… it’s like they didn’t get the memo. The 215 gti-4 is much more expensive than it’s rivals, which is why in recent times, a lot of buyers have turned to the Archanan carmaker Mahiyitsu’s Lotus budget FWD sport coupe to get their thrills. A shame, really - as the 215 is really a proper little sports car; but if you have the money, it’s by all means worth it.

*10: Oldridge Compass CXA '18 - a big, comfy, offroad-capable luxury SUV, the Compass is Gasmean manufacturer Oldridge’s frontline runner in the sports utility vehicle market, and for good reason.

While it is no super SUV capable of speeds above 290 km/h, the Compass CXA supplements that with actual daily utility and reasonable power amounts. It weighs 2.2 tons, but it has plenty of torque to move itself without issues or wheelspin - a 5.5 litre twin turbo V16 putting out 500 lb.ft to be exact. Paired to AWD and a close ratio 8-speed automatic, the Compass gets decent acceleration times for what is essentially a big, boxy, barge on wheels. Cutting edge suspension design with multilinks in the rear give it superb amounts of comfort, and the engine itself is quiet and low-revving, to not disturb the occupants while they’re having a conversation on their way to the golf club (or the retirement party).

The Compass is an Oldridge through and through - low power, heavy weight, tons of body roll and it glides over bumps. But it can still actually corner adequately well when it needs to - it’s tossable on dirt and gravel and it grips very well at high speed; the power steering giving it a lot of edge in that regard.

-Last Update: 11/30/2020


Just thought I’d say this for the few people that follow my thread; there won’t be any new cars coming for a while. However, I’ll be working on fleshing out each model’s trims and variants and then releasing them all as part of .rar files for whoever is curious and wants to see the detailed specs. Or drive them in BeamNG! Cheers.


Having revisited this thread, I just realized that the Maniscalco Tuono bears a strong resemblance to the (standard) FZ50 from Live for Speed, especially from the rear with its quad round taillights. That said, its weight really stymies its performance - maybe it could be due to being made entirely of some kind of steel, while also having four seats, so it’s better to treat it as a grand tourer rather than as an actual sports car.