Time to release: 4 days
10:00 AM, Deuterium Entertainment building
Tiny comic shaped lore
The Cutting Room Floor
@VibingWithOllie - Meyer Type A Slantnose - 81.75pts (14th)
It’s an unfinished model, We can’t put this in the game. We also couldnt quite confirm this was a real car at all. It’s sad, considering the quality of what’s there is fairly good.
It also came in some odd format, We had to look a while for a program that could read it.
@ldub0775 & @Maverick74 - Takahashi Soarer LM5 - 135pts (13th)
A high quality model, though a little off in certain parts. We again couldn’t quite confirm this was a real car that raced on Group 5.
(No lore really hurt your score, If you had even some flavor text in your post it might’ve made it through)
@KSIolajidebt - Hoffsman Jäger H-GT5 - 141.95pts (12th)
Another really high quality model, With near to no artifacting on the main bodywork that we couldn’t include because we couldn’t confirm this was a real car.
(Another one where even some spec text could’ve net it enough points to reach the 150 treshold.)
@DonatProdan - Alvent Automotive 280 Vitalite - 147.95pts (11th)
Finally, a car we could be sure actually existed! It was also plentiful around racing, so it sure would net some recognition.
It was another odd filetype, so again we set on a journey to find a program to actually open the thing.
Sadly we didn’t include it for the rather plain livery that was included with the model. Maybe we could add some decals and fake sponsors for a future sequel, if that even happens.
(This was a really neat surprise, The attention to detail on the car is astonishing. Again, some stickers/sponsors on top plus some and it’d been a really strong contender.)
C Tier - Ingame
@Executive & @Ryan93 - Hakaru Cren 1.5R Super Maestro - 153.25pts (10th)
A surprising little fella, It was the only model we got that was FWD and had less than 300hp. Still, The fact that this is a Hatchback with a remarkable Underdog story made it a worthy inclusion in the game.
@Riley - Zephorus BRP - 155.25pts (9th)
This is quite a unique car, Being seemingly Function over Form. It’s not the prettiest, or the flashiest, But hot damn is it quick! One of the few cars we had to Nerf from their IRL counterparts to give the others a chance!
@Aruna - Arion Falco RS Longtail - 158.25pts (8th)
As a bit more of a standard formula for the sport, this car is not exactly flashy But it manages to be memorable with it’s unique “Bloody Wedge” livery that almost resembles scales.
Considering that Arion is a brand engrained within the history of motorsport, It’s a resonable inclusion.
B Tier - Remarkable inclusions
@HurtsJustALittleBit & @Tzuyu_main - Seikatsu KR 2500s Super Turbo - 161.4pts (7th)
In all seriousness though, The Blue and White livery is fairly simple but memorable, as there weren’t many blue cars on the grid; It also avoids looking empty doing so.
Being so smol, It also is really swift around corners, which is a nice factor of variation for the game’s roster.
@Prium - Cepheus Frequen-Z Sceptre 2.6 - 161.6pts (6th)
This car’s design is admittedly a bit divisive, Some of the team didnt quite vibe with it while Some loved it. Most did agree the livery was pretty impressive, The Gridding being a pretty recognizable mark. it also seemed to have some interesting stories linked to it, which was bound to bring recognition.
@donutsnail - Turból F4 “Cigarette Boat” - 164pts (5th)
Now this is something else. A Big, Bulky American machine with a colorful livery and probably the highest top speed of all the contenders.
Some of the team very much had a bias towards the car for being so explicitly American, one of few in the grid of European and Japanese machines. A nice inclusion to satisfy the US Market.
A Tier - Cover cars
@chiefzach2018 & @kookie - Zacspeed ONE 5 #43 “Arctic Hare” - 166.5pts (4th)
What’s better to represent Group 5 than a Rear engined, Long overhang track beast like this? Not much, i’ll tell ya that.
It’s a very memorable paintjob, being quite colorful despite the pure white base.
Being one of the flashiest cars on the list, This one gets a spot on the game’s Art, Be it the Cover or the side of an arcade cabinet.
@Portalkat42 - #13 Midlands Martini Astrea GXR - 166.75pts (3rd)
if the 2500S was smol, then this is lörge.
The Mart… wait, Martini? What’s a Martini? This looks really like a Tarquini livery, and a really good one at that, It’s just a bit bizarre trying to avoid copyright for a brand we already licensed. Oh well, let’s ignore that.
It’s one big boy, making it quite a standout in the grid. Its also, oddly, Rear engined, Despite what the general shape of it may indicate.
(It’s interesting that you made the livery Martini instead of the Autoverse Tarquini, that’s sure to give the in-character devs some confusion.)
@66mazda & @S_U_C_C_U_L_E_N_T - Houshou Hinode Garuda - 167pts (2nd)
Remember how we said that not much could describe GR5 better than the Arctic hare?
Yeah. This is said “Not Much”.
What’s essentially a Brick, Turned into a ruthless racing machine. Full with an almost Unrecognizable Longtail rear end, Narrow yet tall rear wing and crossed out headlights, This is one of the best examples of how far Group 5 would go for the sake of performance.
The model itself sadly appeared to be missing some files, such that some of the decals on the Real livery were missing. It didn’t lose much though, so it’ll be used both Ingame and in Advertising art
@Xepy - Tristella A5 “Goshawk” - 168.75pts (1st)
Well what can we say, other than that this is the defenitive cover car for the game.
It’s an italian racing machine, Detailed in such an elegant way with golden highlights, Donned with stripes of Tricolore on a Black base.
Under the fancy italian coachwork is an absolute beast of a car, Being by far the quickest out of all of them IRL. The only reason why this might not have dominated every single track it ran at is reliability issues (or just the Astrea edging it out on Top speed at La Sarthe.)
We had to compromise it being one of the fastest cars in the game, And locked it behind difficult unlock conditions on the Home console career mode.
This would be the car to be the center of focus on the game’s Art, From covers to advertisements.
And so, The cover:
With the bosses happy, Cars picked and Development finished, It was time to release the game.
And so it did, To… Some success. The game may or may not get a sequel someday, And surely would be the childhood of some kid somewhere.
Aand that’s the end of the challenge! Sorry for the delay, it was completely on me just being lazy. At least it’s over now, huh?
Congratulations to @Xepy on the win, The performance and looks of that thing were baffling. May you carry the torch of this challenge series.
Also, Thanks to @kaybee for co-hosting. They put in a lot of work, ideas and general good stuff into the challenge, Which wouldnt have been possible without them.
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