Jay is a 27-year-old chauffeur for his mafia boss. Following an unfortunate incident with some of his ‘competition’, involving spent ammunition, major collateral damage and the troubled IAS Serpent he was driving being irreperably damaged, his boss has tasked him with finding a replacement for the vehicle, something equally as prestigious, comfortable, stylish, and perhaps a bit more than that. Along with that, Jay wants the vehicle to be capable of escaping sticky situations without becoming a new shape wrapped around a tree.
Enviromental resistance - The fact is, this car is probably going to last for maybe a year or two before it gets shot up irreperably.
Practicality/Utility - That will be left up to his henchmen who’ll drive some inconspicuous hatchbacks instead.
TLDR: Chauffeur looking for opulent executive luxobarge with comfort, speed and prestige front and foremost.
Trim and Variant name: Unrestricted
Model/Family year: Unrestricted
Trim/Variant year: 1995 or prior; Boss wants a proven design.
Must be road legal in the US. Meaning markers, cats and dogs. And lights, I guess.
Maximum loudness of 45.
95 RON (91 AKI) recommended; 98 RON (93) allowed, but with 10% fuel economy penalty. 91 has no benefits.
Minimum/maximum price (in detailed stats): 30k - 80k // 4 points will be detracted for every 1000 over/under
Tire width must end in 5; no slicks allowed, must be radial.
Even though this challenge would benefit from V16s, I don't have the DLC. Thus no V16s.
Must have at least 2 seats. All body styles allowed.
Be reasonable and at least a bit realistic; no drums all-round or 3 cylinder engines on an executive barge that weighs 2 tons.
9/4/2023 - Clarified techpool, added 'be reasonable' in the rules, tires must now be radial.
9/4/2023 - Rewrote techpool clarification, fixed TLDR.
9/4/2023 - Recommended fuel type is now 95 RON (91 AKI); 98 RON (95) is allowed with a 10% fuel economy penalty. Using 91 RON (87) does not provide any benefits.
9/4/2023 - 'No cheese' rule added for Advanced Trim Settings.
Submissions open - Sunday, April 9th 23:59 (GMT)
Submissions close - Sunday, April 16th 23:59 (Your timezone)
Feel free to ask how the techpool ended up on my end; provide the correct techpool if needed or desired. I’ll allow one resubmission.
Bentley Arnage - The vehicle was introduced in '98, but is still roughly representative.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W210) - Also a bit on the newer end ('95).
Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W140*) '93 - Bit more in the desired time period. * Thanks for the correction Knugcab!
Toyota Century - Very much on the comfort sweet spot, not so much about the performance.
Toyota Crown Majesta - Bit more in the middle, but good nonetheless.
Nissan President - I don’t know much about the car, but it’s in the same segment as the Crown/Century.
Lincoln Town Car - Again, don’t know much about it, but it looks the part.
Audi S8 (D2) - Not much to be said, looks fast, and looks luxurious.
Not so conventional, but interesting nonetheless
Audi 200 - He’s looking for something a bit more upmarket, but it works.
BMW E38 7-Series - Fast, perhaps not as luxurious, but great for getting away.
Aston Martin Virage - Nothing’s preventing him from looking at grand tourers and the like. Also great for getaways.
Toyota Chaser - Not quite luxurious, but great with the engine and handling. (and great looking :))
This is my first time hosting anything, please excuse any weird balancing and feel free to bombard me with questions / suggestions altering anything.