Yumi and Tami are a couple in their thirties. They want a new kei car to replace their 1990 Honda Today with something nicer and sportier. It’s time to shop around
Trim Year: 1995
Minimum 2 full seats
If radial tires are used, the width must end in 5
No semi slick tires
Max lenght: 3,40 m
Max width: 1,48 m
Max speed: 140 km/h
Variant Year: 1995
Fuel Type: Premium Unleaded (95 RON)
No race parts
Max capacity: < 660 cm3
Max cylinder count: 4
Max power: 64 hp
Max loudness: 35
Max Emissions: 400
Base 0 points
20 points across everywhere, maximum of 4 in each category
Model and Engine family name: QFC17 - (forum username)
Model Trim and Engine variant: free
Reliability: The cost of the technical control being very high, the car must be reliable! Design / realism: The car should have a sporty but realistic look. Take inspiration from examples. The technical characteristics must remain realistic. Driveability: Even if they are looking for a small dynamic car, it must remain drivable on a daily basis.
Sportiness: The performances are certainly limited by the regulations but they want a car which offers some sensations. Runing cost / price / consumption: The budget must remain reasonable.
Interiors are not required, nor will they be judged.
Advanced trim settings are allowed; just keep them reasonable.
Max cylinder count
Submissions open Januray 15 @ 12 AM GMT, then close Janurary 22 @ 11:59 PM GMT.
In preparation for this round, I have made two test mules with the same engine: an FF hatch and an FR coupe. The former is saner and cheaper, but not quite as fun to drive as the latter. Both of them are well under $20k, though.
The kei car regulations were revised in March 1990, allowing engines an increase of 110 cc (6.7 cu in) in displacement, and the overall car length to be increased by 100 mm (3.9 in). These changes occurred during the 1990s, and all manufacturers quickly developed new models to suit. Within five months, all the major models of kei cars had switched from 550- to 660-cc engines. For the first time, a power limit was also applied, in addition to the limit on engine size. This power limit of 64 PS matched the highest output reached by any kei manufacturer at the time and was a gentlemen's agreement amongst the manufacturers in an effort to avoid a kei-class horsepower war.Source.
Before 1990, it was an agreement, but after 1990 it was enshrined into law.