This feels long overdue. Time for lore. I will update this thread with designs as I make them, or as I feel like featuring them. All details here are subject to change, as my lore is not set in stone, but I will try to keep this thread up to date if any information here is no longer canon.
Turból Corporation is a American conglomerate with multple brands under it’s umbrella:
Turból: American luxury, near-luxury, and sports car manufacturer, sold globally.
Boulder Trucks: American manufacturer of trucks for commercial, civilian, and military applications. Sold globally. Merged with Turból in the 1930s, forming Turból Corporation.
Legion: Standard car manufacturer. Created by Turból in the early 1920s in England to expand into Europe, then established in the USA in the early 1950s to increase market share without moving the Turból brand too far downmarket. Manufacturing of Legion models would expand to Spain, Ireland, and Finland, and knockdown kit assembly plants set up in Turkey, South Africa, and Malaysia. Legion has also had a large presence in Latin America throughout it’s history, with manufacturing plants in Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil, offering a lineup including both European and American Legion models. Australia would also see domestic manufacture of Legion models. In the wake of the oil embargo crisis in the 1970s, Legion was consolidated with American designing efforts now on global platforms; due to labor issues and a flagging economy, the English engineering arm and all British manufacturing were shut down. (IRL comparisons: Ford)
Homura: Small Japanese car manufacturer. Turból purchased a controlling stake in the company in the 1960s, but allowed Homura freedom of engineering due to the unique landscape of the Japanese car market. However, following the oil embargo of the 1970s, Turból began consolidating Homura engineering efforts with those of Legion to create global platforms. All Turból Corporation vehicles sold in the Japanese market are sold under the Homura marque, aside from high-end Turbóls (IRL comparisons: Mazda, Suzuki, Isuzu)
SAV: British engineering arm. Began life making their own vehicles, but overtime became increasingly entwined with Turból Corporation, producing high performance versions of Legion and Turból products. Became part of the company entirely in the wake of Legion UK’s closure, where some British engineering personal were relocated, and became officially known as SAV Turból Engineering Ltd. (IRL comparisons: Lotus, Cosworth, AMG)
Oates: American racing team and tuner for Turból and Legion that occasionally produces unique vehicles. (IRL comparisons: Saleen, Roush, Callaway, Panoz, Lingenfelter, Holman-Moody, Bud Moore)