The film sees two young car enthusiasts hit the open road on California Highway 1 to escape the stress of the everyday grind. The kind of thing that only happens in the movies, or you wish would happen to you.
The hum of the engine fills the air as they navigate the twists and turns of the coastal highway, the ocean a constant presence on their right-hand side. The driver is quiet and contemplative, lost in thought, while the Passenger is animated and chatty, filling the silence with stories and their feelings. With each mile, the two bond over their shared experiences, the stunning scenery around them a backdrop to their growing connection. Each shared experience ends with a spirited drive of the car, to gain some laughter from both.
The filmmakers are searching for a car that will complement the Californian landscape while also providing an enjoyable experience for the characters. They want a car with a powerful engine and responsive handling that can enhance the scenic drive. Ideally, the car will have an open-top design to provide better visibility of the characters and allow the audience to fully immerse themselves in the breathtaking scenery with the characters.
The shots may look something like this (although slightly less spiritied driving):
Singer 911 Showcase | LA Canyons (Assetto Corsa Montage) - YouTube
A set of directors for a small film need a late eighties car for the main character to drive down the coastal highway in California. A popular option among the directors is a low slung convertible sports car, but which one do they buy?
1987 Trim year
2 seats Minimum, 2+2 Max, Coupe or Convertible body style only
$40,000 Max Price - Remember cost is a priority, the team is only small.
Realism, road legal visually for America - sidemarkers (can be a wraparound assembly) and rear license plate. Tyre width ending in “5”
No race parts - This includes Turbo and N/A Race headers, DCOEs and Semislicks.
Fuel - Unleaded 95RON
Techpool default +5 all round for engine AND trim
No limits on Quality
Catalytic converter required
Advanced trim options - Allowed within reason, no making the engine look like it’s a different config, no changing tyre width or diameter. Rim depth is allowed, suspension height is allowed, wheel offset max is 50.
You will get one resubmission before the deadline
Naming Scheme and Deadlines
Model name: TMCC26 – [your forum name]
Engine family name: TMCC26 – [your forum name]
Rules deliberation will be until Thursday 9th March 13:00 GMT
Entries will close Sunday 26th March 23:59 GMT
Other notes about rules, you may turn a coupe into a convertible by fixture abuse and this will be counted as an "aftermarket" hack job, however I will be applying a set buff to actual convertibles as they are currently behind in stats in that regard.
An Interior is recommended (Seat, Dashboard and Steering wheel counts)
Porsche 930 Turbo
Ferrari 308 GTS
Ferrari 238 GTS
Lotus Esprit Turbo (S3)
Lotus Esprit Turbo SE (x180)
Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet
Chevrolet Corvette C4
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA
Nissan 300ZX Turbo
Mazda RX7 FC Turbo II
Written with the help of ChatGPT, any resemblence to the dreams of real people is entirely unintended, I really hope my spreadsheet holds up ok.
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