Must this item be of the three-way variety?
No, but I don’t see why anyone would go for anything other than that
Is there reason to use a 3-Way catalytic converter instead of a 2-way?
Yes, it’s not as much of a plug clogging up your exhaust. Switch one to the other and compare the power.
Are Japanese cars preferred, or will European or even American cars work for this round
Is there a preference for RWD, or will FWD cars work too?
Lastly, is there a tax on larger displacement engines like in real life Japan? Most of these cars have 3 liter engines or less, but if someone sent in say a 5 liter V8 would it be penalized because of that?
There is no preference for nationality. You can submit German, American, Korean, whatever you want as long as it’s good.
There is also no preference for RWD/FWD or even AWD, just use whatever you think is best for your car.
I will consider adding adding engine displacement tax to the ruleset to (hopefully) avoid big engine minmax cheese
The most obvious and realistic would be copying Japanese “compact” car regulations - max 1,7x4,7 m external dimensions and max 2 litre engine.
While it is the most obvious and realistic choice, Automation bodies (especially luxury sedans) tend to be larger than 1.7x4.7m so applying those rules would be unfeasible imo
Is this ‘at most’ or ‘at least’?
It was supposed to say “Must have five seats”, my bad
I think the judging method here is not in line with the QFC concept. Cars should be realistic but strict “CSR realism” shouldn’t be enforced in a quick-turnaround, new people-friendly challenge; and if your heartstrings can’t handle a car without an interior, you should take them out of the equation. Same for that whole tax system business; we’ve had numerous challenges hosted by you with this feature already, no need to introduce it to the simple quick-fire challenge.
I agree with this except that tax bracket isn’t that hard to follow, and it’s a fun gimmick. Also helps prepare new users for CSRs with weird rules.
It does say he is looking for a luxury sedan, and all of the inspirations are sedans, but are luxury SUVs allowed? What about 5-door liftback design? Something like Sterling 827 hatchback or Honda Concerto?
I am wondering, is it ok to receive advice and stuff like that when you’re building your car? I have only about one thing I want to ask about but idk if that’s allowed
Literally totally fine. Most competitions that aren’t run by the developers literally allow several people to make a car together
Would a two door personal luxury coupe like a Soarer work or is it too impractical? On that note, does the buyer have a family who he would be carrying around in the car?
Last question for now. Would a turbo 4 cylinder, like some larger sedans did have in 1988, be considered at all? Or any turbo engine at all?
It’s ok people, the point of QFC is quick turnaround and I don’t see how a displacement tax and discouragement of minmax will make this take longer. The submission period is still short, and I have no reason to believe the reviews will take longer because of these parameters.
Interiors, well, they are tedious but optional and I won’t be doing one, take that for what you will. You can at least take comfort that there’s at least one competitor that won’t have one.
The displacement tax feature is alright, though given the segment we’re building for I doubt the customer cares much. “CSR realism” for QFC, however, is a sin.