The 2004 Lumic, which participated in the Challenge EABL Elenir's Automation/Beamng challenge series/ 3# The non-official official automation Gacha! (Tracks announced/Entries still open!).
The car from the past, which all the same decided to embody in the present, despite some anachronisms and archaic technologies.
In general, this is how LVAP Verdana Venture Lumic would look like if the company was formed in the 1990s.
Certainly, it is not so good in comparison with the modern vision on sports cars, but nevertheless, it has turned out very satisfactory to the owner.
Not too bad for a city, not too magnificent on a track, it gives a pleasant sensation of tension to a driver, when he understands that wrong driving can lead to tragic consequences.
Therefore, along with the purchase of the car, the buyer receives a free season ticket to one of several tracks in the United States, where he can feel, get used to driving, become a hypercar pilot without significant risk to life.
Because the Lumic was built according to the vision of sports cars of the 2000s, and back then there was much less automation controlling human life processes, and there was still a great role for the driver, who had to control everything himself. It was still a total freedom from gadgets, so they did not have a negative impact on society. Nowadays the total accountability to everyone is well known, when you are afraid to do anything unnecessary, because with the help of Internet you quickly become the talk of the town, and the important details about your personality, which should be kept in secret, are revealed. No wonder that now, in this day and age, any explosive news spreads quickly across the planet, editing society itself and forcing it to change.
And then, in this great free era of the 2000’s and was built hypercar Lumic.
It was able to compete well with the famous at that time:
the Mercedes C297
Ferrari 360 Modena
Volkswagen W12, which remained a concept car, making way for Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti.
In general, this very radically different from the Volkswagen brand’s automotive images, the conservative Germans decided to keep it in their factory. Volkswagen W12 was a great success, a very good quality product for the people, which they decided to sacrifice for the sake of competitors of other firms, which in the late 90’s became part of the Volkswagen concern.
What is remarkable in Lumic:
For engineers, the following facts might seem interesting:
Despite the great weight of [1762/3884] kg/lb, it accelerates fairly quickly, taking 3.7 seconds to [100/62].
In 2000, they already understood the need to seriously modify the car for the profiles and disciplines in which the car should be in, and therefore did not neglect to install reasonably thick rear wheels to reduce the harmful effects of oversteer, no wonder the Lumic is about [290 mm/12 inches].
The rear tires can wear out quickly when used extensively, and for too powerful a motor and rear-wheel drive.
The car is easy to drift, and requires very careful driving and adequate professional knowledge of rear-wheel drive cars from the pilot.
ABS fulfills its function on fire and lets you relax a bit.
Because of its big disposition the car can’t participate in such difficult courses, as Nuerburgring Nordshleife Full, at least the pilot can’t feel such great overload in a form of stress and monstrous concentration.
No, that’s not what the Lumic is built for. It can certainly overpower a GP Streke, but mostly it was created to bring joy to the owner, whether it’s a track or city streets.
It is, of course, quite expensive for the average person - about $110,000, but it is interesting to watch the movements and life of this car just for TV, which used to be quite common in the 2000s, when cars could be easily reached by an average person, so that some model became a dream. When it was very interesting to compare sportscars to each other, because they weren’t too far off from series production cars. It was the era of sharp differences and sluggish potential, and therefore such a car immediately gained superiority over the rest, with its engine under 500 horsepower, which in our time is not a gimmick, but also very expensive, from - the new market conditions and society, and put such a motor will be quite ordinary pickup, which does not pull under the rules of sportivness.
In general, they have tried to make cars more accessible and mass, and car culture has changed. Now the supercar must meet higher requirements, accordingly, the cost of materials rises greatly, and again these hypercars become unaffordable for the average population.
Car project - available for change.
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