If no one has any objections to the updated rules between now and when I get to my PC tomorrow, I’ll officially open the round then. The deadline should be roughly 3 weeks from when the round opens.
Clarification needed on octane. 100 RON (in-game Ultimate) is the max available, but will there be a score bonus for going with, say, Regular or Premium, which are actual pump gas and not a specialist product? Or should I just tune for 100 and forget about it?
Thanks for bringing that up.
Since it doesn’t seem to do anything in Sandbox, I think I’ll implement an after-the-fact $50 deduction from the vehicle’s approximate cost for each full octane point under 100 (rounded up, by the way), to a maximum of $450 for 91 RON (“regular”) fuel. The logic for this, at least from my perspective, is that if you’re confident that your vehicle won’t be too expensive, you can benefit from better engine performance.
And yes, you can use this to stay under the cost ceiling (i.e. I won’t instabin an entry whose approximate cost in-game is up to $450 over the cap, as long as it has a low enough octane to stay under it when I factor in the octane bonus).
This makes sense considering that cheaper fuel leads to generally lower running costs, all other things being equal.
is semi-space frame allowed or not? it’s also made of aluminum after all
Yes (since if its IRL counterpart is anything to go by, it uses welds and rivets in addition to adhesive).