Do I get things right, ban is on turbo race headers, not on turbos?
Yes, turbos are allowed, just not the turbo race headers.
Also, why do this feel like a movie version of “Rad racer”?.
Haha somebody knows part of my inspiration, the other half being based on my own experiences. I saw some art for outrun, and had an idea.
How exactly is this “buffing” going to work on open top cars? I’m happy enough to make a proper cabriolet as I have a couple of cars I already have anyway
For my testing I made a coupe, changed to the convertible body type and then adjusted my spreadsheet to compensate for the lost points + a tiny bit. It should be balanced in slight favour of convertibles, whether that be a manual soft top, or hidden auto hard top. For that reason a fixture made convertible won’t get that buff as it keeps the coupe stats anyway.
Overall stats still matter, and it being a convertible won’t automatically make it better than any coupe.
Is the premise of this round a period piece actually set in 1987?
The intro states the year is current year is 2022. The car the team is looking for needs to have a trim year of 1987
Considering the trim/variant year requirement, I would prefer 3-way catalytic converters to be mandatory.
Wish I knew how to bring in mod bodies. There’s a Mkiii Supra blueprint I’ve seen BradLee load up, but I don’t think he got to work on it. It would be perfect for this challenge.
I don’t know if this is asking too much but is a cabriolet more preferred?
Like if you had the same car and one a coupe and the other a cabriolet, would the cabriolet be the obvious choice.
Looks is important as well as stats, if you can make it “even” to the coupe counterpart, the Cabriolet would win. That’s not to say the coupe can’t win, the right stats in a few key areas could tip the scales. So, yes.
Do our cars have to be strictly two seaters? Nearly half of the inspirations are 2+2s.
A good point, 2 seats is what I’ve specified because I didn’t think +2 would help too much engineering wise. I’ll allow it because of the Inspirations I’ve listed. 4 full seats is too much though.
Seeing as nobody really had any large objections, the round is now open.
I take that as “wheel concavity adjustments are free - on both sides.”
Also, as for adjustments to chassis tunnel size and firewall positions, I’m assuming there are no restrictions on those, either.
1987 Globus Phoenix GT
New for '87 is the GT trim, basically an LT with the following changes:
- T-Top roof, removable, there is a storage behind the seats
- manual transmission
- engine tuned for premium gas.
Not to mention the bulletproof reliability, don’t waste your time waiting for AAA because you got some fancy Italian convertible. And every hillbilly gas station knows how to service a Globus.
The driver’s choice among the Phoenix models.
New for '87 are also diverse colors, like this beautiful “Malibu Mint Metallic”.
The Globus Phoenix is the muscle that delivers sports car performance for a budget car price! Globus - buy clever, regret never!