Hello and welcome to the start of the latest car culture craze: ‘TUNA! NO CRUST!’ In this show, three teams are given a handful of weeks to hot up and improve a sports compact then battle it out to determine who is the Big Fish in the Pond of Tunas! There’s just one catch, they won’t know what car they will be modifying until we show them on Day 1.
…and we don’t know what it is either because SOMEONE forgot to decide on what car we would be modding. glares at Vin
No matter, we’ll send out briefs to all the manufacturers to see who wants to be paid in some sweet, sweet exposure for their cars.
Present to the production company a sporty but practical car that has the potental to be made into a monster, performance wise and visually.
The Cars Must:
- be between 2.5 and 2.7 m wheelbase rounded. (2.45 to 2.74 exactly)
- be either a Coupe, Sedan, or Hatchback according to Automation
- be road legal (i.e Headlights and Tail Lights, Wipers, Catalytic Converters, Mufflers, etc)
- have a minimum of 2+2 seating arrangement
- use the default techpool (+5)
- not have any “Race” Parts on them (No Semi Slicks, No Race Intake or Exhaust, No Carbon Fibre)
- not exceed an Approximate Cost of
AM$22,500Edit: Soft limit of AM$20,000, Hard limit of AM$22,500
- Edit: not use any of the bodies from the Legacy Car Bodies Mod
Breaking any of these will result in being binned: YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
The Cars May:
- be any engine and drivetrain layout
- be a convertible if so desired
- be N/A or have Forced Induction
- be Manual or Automatic
- have a visible interior (not part of judgement)
- be shown modded (See below)
These are friendly suggestions. Some may help, some may hinder, so use your discretion.
Edit: Trim and Variant must be 2005, Model and Engine are free but keep in mind that these are meant to be cars for a youth market and in current production.
Edit: Fuel type must be Premium Unleaded RON 95/AKI 91. Three Way Catalytic Converters (both normal and high flow) are mandatory, don’t be a dunce and use Two Way.
Since a fair number of the buyers will be younger, there is likely to be a higher emphasis on what is in vouge and looks the part for this segment. The popularity of them is tied to a certain burgeoning movie that is Fast and Furiously growing in interest.
While there isn’t a limited budget per se for the show, these cars are aimed at a market that is known for smaller purse size. These cars should be seen as affordable alternatives to out and out sports cars while being able to play with the big boys.
Even though the majority of the buyers will be enthused about performance cars, many of them will be on the lower side of driving experience, so something that will be easier to handle and less likely to go off the road (in stock form at least) is preferred.
While these cars will be heavily modded throughout the show’s runtime, the more reliable from factory they are the better off buyers will be when using and abusing them in their everyday lives, racing on or off the streets.
Despite the show being clearly labeled as not having any stunts be performed by viewers, there are some that are likely to try them anyway. Because of that, having a car that makes sure they can learn from their mistakes is a good idea.
These cars are made to appeal to the younger audiences that are into the current car culture, therefore something that drives like Grandma’s ‘Ascot Grenadier’ is not likely to cut it in the eyes of the youth market
These cars aren’t going to be the pinnacle of luxury and elegance, but it would be appreciated if the drivers don’t have to pay for a chiro every time they want to go out for a good time in the city or on the track.
Even though these cars will be mainly bought for the performance capabilities, they are also still going to need to have enough space for crusin’, carpoolin’ and any other major life events that will be bestowed on the owner, for better or worse
Edit: Fuel Economy
These are performance cars, and as such, the majority of the time the people who will be driving them don’t particularly care about how little the engines sip when the loud pedal is mashed. Despite this, since this can also double as a daily driver, a small bit of frugality wouldn’t go amiss when needed…
The most these cars are likely to see in this regard is some wet grass or a unsealed gravel car park at some form of car meet up so anything that is affecting on road manners negatively is likely not as looked for in this segment
Just a small selection of cars that I had in mind with this concept, if you have any other inspirations you would rather aim for, you are more than welcome to give it a try.
I will give one week for any queries or suggestions for rule changes, then an additional two weeks for continued work until the final submission deadline. So:
Also, I will only take one submission per user, so make sure that you don’t need to resubmit. Again: I will only take one submission per user, so make sure that you don’t need to resubmit.
Regardless: Have fun and don’t
die get binned
Edit: Naming scheme for Model and Engine: “TMCC29 - (forum username)”
Naming for Trim and Variant: Free
This is my second major challenge that I have had an opportunity to work on, so getting any major kinks out of this will probably need to happen with a collaborative effort. I have had a quick look through a lot of different challenges that have been made here so far and I think this should be different enough that it can generate some fun and interesting builds to happen. I am still open to any changes, suggestions and queries with regards to this challenge.
Also, this is strictly a non judged option, but if you want to show off a modded version of the base car once you have submitted the file within the thread I would like to see what some people come up with in terms of aftermarket mods.
Some music to hopefully get the creative juices flowing