So I figured I’ll give a go to hosting my own challenge competition thing. If it works out and people like it, there will be more like this. The gist is: police from a specific area are looking for new cars to suit their needs and you, the automotive company, will be trying to win a tender.
Hetvesian Police Looking for New Cars
This time it will be a fair tender, and definitely not awarded to the commissioner’s son-in-law. - Police Spokesperson
It is 1992 and Hetvesian Police precinct in [Insert City Name] are putting the sale of 30 new patrol cars out to tender, looking to replace their aging fleet. The expectations for the car are as follows:
The car will be operating in urban and suburban areas as a patrol vehicle
The car must be able to accomodate two officers and at least one detainee (in separe seat row)
The car must have at least 4 doors
The car must have sufficient performance to engage in pursuit of criminal vehicles, as well as to respond to calls in a timely fashion
[Optional] Capability to transport a K9 officer is welcome but not mandatory
To qualify, a car must have one of the following:
full sized 3-person seat in back row - cage can be fitted in the back row, leaving only one place for detainee
a box of given size must fit fully in the trunk, between the back seat and the trunk door, without going through any part of the car exterior. The box shall be: 3.3 wide, 4.25 long and 3.3 high, and must fit in that exact orientation. Measurements are based on a real dog cage, slightly cut down due to sloped section.
Notes on Criteria
Drivability - the officers are trained individuals, which includes them being capable drivers. At the same time, they will be spending a lot of time in their patrol cars and it would be good if they didn’t have to wrangle it all the time
Sportiness - as stated earlier, the car must have performance to participate in pursuits and to get places fast. It’s not a race car though.
Practicality - The car is not expected to transport heavy loads, all that is needed is some trunk space for equipment
Comfort - It is no luxury car, but officers will spend a lot of time in it and it is best they don’t need a chiropractor because of it
Safety - This is pretty important. The car WILL get into collissions in line of duty and it should keep the officers as safe as possible.
Offroad - all the car needs to handle is going over a curb, some grass or particularly crappy road in the hood.
Economic factorsThe cars need not only be bought, but also maintained. Factors to consider:
Ease of repair
Model, Trim, Engine family, Variant year: 1992 or earlier
Fuel: 95 RON unleaded
Catalytic converter: Three-way mandatory
Tyre width must end in 5
Tech: default (+5 in all categories)
Abuse of quality sliders will not be looked at favorably, keep it between 5 and -5 unless you have a good reason
Realism and period correctness: I do expect reasonable engineering choices for the period and car type.
Race parts banned (including slicks)
Maximum loudness: 45
Note on visuals: You do NOT need to make it look like a police car, a civilian base is perfectly fine. As far as visual go, please no three-fixture-wonders.
Budget: You will note i give no budget limits. This is a tender, and police are looking for best bang for buck. The cost of your car will only be judged against the cost of other cars. Also note that you dont need to reveal the price to your fellow competitors.
Submissionmodel name/family: TTP-[yourname]
trim name: car name
variant name: engine name
To submit send your car to me via DM with TTP in message title and make a post in this thread with an offer/ad. Present the car and give us your best spiel on why your car in particular should be bought.
Submissions open till
Also sorry for the atrocious formatting, but my HTML is rusty.