The first car to be produced, tested and aproved. The car that will give its owners a taste of what Victor Motors cars are all about.
Let’s get to the car’s specs, shall we?
2 door sedan
made in steel monocoque chassis and aluminium panels.
Front longitudinal 2.4L inline 5 engine, RWD, turbo charged, with a 6-speed manual.
Max power: 316 hp @ 6800 rpm
Max torque: 394 Nm @ 5200 rpm
Redline: 7500 rpm
Max boost: 1 bar
Sport tires 19’’ magnesium wheels
Brakes: vented discs, 3 pistons (F)/ vented discs, 1 piston (R
Weight: 1552 kg
Max speed: 263 km/h
0 - 100 km/h: 5,4 s
Cornering: 1,11 g
The placement, shape and size of the fixtures, combined with the choice of body, make it look like an early 2000s tuner car - way too simplistic and dated for the 2020s, let alone the 2010s. That said, the engine is fairly potent, but is that steel chassis at least treated? For the sake of environmental resistance, I hope it is.
You know there was an IRL Vector brand, right? Is this supposed to have picked up the rights to the name in Automationverse since the company is long gone, or is it completely unrelated?
I expect this one to be a completely unrelated brand, not just to the real-life company but also to the owners of the Automationverse’s Marvin, makers of the Contra muscle car whose modern-day replacement was the subject of CSC 32:
Originally I wanted my company to have my first name, but I wanted to come up with a more “original name”. I didn’t know there was a company that was actually named Vector; but since it’s gone, I guess I can use it and not be sued for it.
I guess I’ll have to change the company name to avoid further confusion.
That’s why I tend to google important names I come up with
As for the car - like Abg said, it looks more like 00s. Also, it’s a bit heavy I’d say for something meant to be fun on the track. Yes, yes, I know real life M3 is heavier, but it’s more powerful and from a more “regular” brand I’d say - this seems to be sth more like Porsche, from the description (I mean the brand, not the car itself)?
Yeah, it is treated. The first idea of this car was to make it based on the Fiat Tempra, a car that my father used to have here in Brazil. And in the school drawings I made of this car, I though it would look more interesting based on the “eagle-eye headlight Chevrolet Cobalt”; at least, the rear end of the car.
I think it stll looks good, despite using a 90s body.
Yeah, I liked the car a lot despite being so heavy for a track car. I thought “well, SUVs are heavy but they have a potent engine to make up for the weight”.
And also it uses steel as major body material, so… yeah - very heavy (unfortunately).
VICTOR TEMPERA V
I don’t know anything about you, but I am sure that when you were a kid, for some random reason you tried to skip the most steps of the staircase of your building. That’s the same idea with our Tempera. We raced through almost the entire alphabet just to get this far. Perhaps we might have gotten a little too far.
The Tempera V is an extremely radical change over the base model, made for high speed performance. Because of the huge power gain and the addition of a few other components, it ended up becoming heavier than the base model. But, the weight won’t be much of an issue thanks to the car’s overall improvements.
- 2 door sedan with 2 seats (driver and passenger), removed rear seats
- AHS steel monocoque chassis with aluminium panels (appearently we didn’t learn anything from the base model)
- metallic gray with carbon fiber and red details
- “V” badges in color red
- electric sunroof
- xenon headlights and LED tailights
- front longitudinal 2983cc inline 6 turbocharged engine, AWD, with 7-speed sequential gearbox
- max power: 602 hp @ 7700 rpm
- max torque: 651 Nm (480 ft*lbf) @ 6100 rpm
- redline: 9500 rpm
- max boost: 1,5 bar
- sport tires 20" carbon fiber wheels
- brakes: 3 piston carbon ceramic (F)/ 2 piston carbon ceramic (R)
- weight: 1619 kg (3569 lbs)
- max speed: 330 km/h (205 mph)
- 0 - 100 km/h: 3 s
- cornering: 1,16 g
Price: $ 1140000
An updated version of the Tempera V with carbon fiber chassis and greater weight reduction will come soon.
That kind of construction would make more sense on a flagship supercar or grand tourer - a post-2010 mass-market sedan would be better off with an AHS steel chassis and partial aluminum panels, which is certainly heavier, but, on the other hand, is much cheaper to produce. It looks more period-accurate now, though, but still looks slightly dated to the late 90s/early 2000s due to the body unlock year of 1995 (as opposed to 2009 for the vanilla E82-esque body, and 2015 for the Polestar-like mod bodies). On the whole, though, it seems more resolved than the earlier incarnations were.
I tried using aluminium chassis on my first car but it turned out way too heavy for the engine. I used carbon fiber on this one to make it ligher. Yeah, carbon fiber is good for supercars but i wanted to make this one come competitive than the first Tempera.
Another explanation for its immense weight without the carbon monocoque: advanced 10s or 20s safety adds a lot of weight, mostly due to the sheer amount of equipment it comes with. Standard safety from the same era is lighter, of course, but that’s because it packs less equipment, and is therefore less effective.
How’s the Utility score and Payload?
Utility score is 33.9 and load capacity is 660 kg.