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What if…

Porsche never stopped making the 944/968

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Built using the same techniques as the new 992 generation 911, taking design cues from the 992 generation 911, Panamera, and Macan. With a 3L Inline 4 like the original 944, and a turbocharger from the base model.

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Porsche_944_-_Carrera.car (57.2 KB)

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I don’t like to be the “well acktually” guy, but it’s too tempting lol. iirc, the 924 had a 2.0, the 944 had a 2.5, and the 968 had the 3.0. No big deal tho, and I really like the concept, I think the front-engined Porsche coupes are underrated.

944 S2 1989-91 3.0l

Ahh, that makes sense then. Early models had the 2.5 and the 3.0 came out for the last few years.

What if…

Subaru made a direct successor to the SVX/predecessor to the BRZ for the beginning of the 21st century?

One of the strangest Subaru models produced was the Alcyone SVX - it was so strange that it never received a proper successor. Some argue that the BRZ was the next generation of the SVX, but this prototype bridges the current BRZ and the SVX right in the middle in the year 2000 as the Alcyone BRZ. It combines a JDM-spec EJ20 turbo engine, a 6-speed manual, and AWD for a sportier driving experience compared to the Grand Touring style of the SVX.


Upon Closer Inspection



Subaru_Alcyone_BRZ_-_LS-L.car (66.9 KB)

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I love this kind of challenges. So much fuel for creativity! Here’s one from me. What if some manufacturer rebooted AMC and instead of going for the obvious choices they go straight to make a 2020 Rebel The Machine to fight the “big” three muscle offers?


AMC_Rebel_-_The_Machine.car (56.2 KB)

(I’m amazed by how I managed to beat the Polestar 1 body into a muscle car shape)

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Your interpretation of a modern Rebel Machine is mostly on point - the Polestar 1 mod lends itself very well to modern pony and muscle car designs. It would be even better if the livery incorporated some more blue to go along with the red and white, though - it would have been even more faithful to the original 1970 design.

You’re right about it. But I have a excuse :grin:
The patriot livery was an afterthough. Initially it was going to be a standart paintjob. That’s partially why the hood is black, as the std painted ones were. When it was almost finished I felt the car was too bland on the sides and added a simplified livery, and the faux side scoop that the rebel hadn’t but a lot of muscle cars had. I’m still bummed I couldn’t figure out a way to make the quarter windows more like the rebel. Tried for a good pair of minutes.

BTW, I’m making a 1968 version of my Haulers Badge line (Will only do the 69 as it appears in Street Legal when we have a 69 Charger body) and this Rebel may receive a parent version to become the 2020 Haulers Badge, as a coupe, the way Jesus intended when He was building our hot rods.

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Well, here’s my take on the topic.

                                           What if..

…Before ceasing to exist, Saab revived the 900 Turbo, giving it the guts of the 9-5, with the XWD system, and the 280hp, 2,8 litre turbo V6.


I tried replicating 2012 Saab styling, drawing inspiration from the 2012 9-5, and 9-3. The modern 900 would be smaller than both of them, having either a 2-door, or a 4-door variant, coming with the 1,9l tdi engine as a standard.

But this is no standardmodel, this is the top range turbo model, which has the previously mentioned 2,8 litre turbo V6, and XWD system from the 9-5, giving this car a 5.5 second 0-60mph in 2012, while maintaining a top speed of 260kph, limited.

The interior would be similar to the 9-5, sharing the entire gauge cluster, steering wheel, center console, and seats.

The exhaust has bypass valves, which activate when the car is put into “S” mode, giving it a more lively sound, with the S mode on, the traction control would loosen up a bit, and the steering will do the opposite.

I added the turbo badge from the original 900 turbo as a throwback for it.

Here they are both, old and new turbo 900’s.

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dead thread xd

What if Delahaye made cars today?


2020 Delahaye 135 Hommage Concept


Powered by a 661 horsepower 6.9 (nice) liter V12, the Delahaye 135 Hommage Concept is a mixture of both old design philosophies and new design philosophies.



Car File:

2020_Delahaye_135_Hommage_-_Concept_V12.car (91.6 KB)


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Hadn’t found this thread the day I’ve made this monstrosity. What if the C2 Vette was mid-engined?

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It looks like it’s about to have a meltdown and cry it’s oil out.

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The proportions seem off by a long shot, but the fixture placement doesn’t help either.

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meme

what if BMW design e,r
go cTr.L + C on the mk5 supra and ctRL + V the body onto their Z4
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I’m deeply sorry for this

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no offense, nut that is a disgrace to the c2.

What if Polestar made a supercar?
enter…

Polestar X

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yes i made this ages ago for avcm
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What if ?

“Mini” have long won their army of fans. But what if they released a risky mid-engined sports car?

It would make a Mini Runtamer! :sunglasses:

The engine is straight from the Cooper JCW GP, which produces 306 hp. This allows the lightweight coupe to accelerate to 100 km / h in just 4.9 seconds. At the same time, the emotions from driving cannot be described in words. It’s best to experience it yourself.


Inspired by Mini Cooper JCW GP

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I was thinking if I can post a whole what-if thread for a specific real world company…

In the real world, Sarao Motors made jeeps and only jeeps. In this scenario, some accident by the founder in the 1970s forced them to obtain outside help, and the help is of all companies, British Leyland. They did well, relatively well as the only Filipino-branded automaker (unless VariationofVariables will add Quezon Motors) that mass produced cars on license from BL and later Rover Group until the 1990s (they later switched to some PRC company for guidance; the 60-40 Philippine law limiting foreign ownership of a Filipino company remains in force). This is the second generation of locally designed Sarao Motors vehicles, the C17, designed as a midcompact car for families.

Specs:

Type: 4-door sedan 5-seater

Wheelbase 2.98m
Length 5.30m
Width 1.94 m
Chassis: AHS Steel Space Frame with Aluminum Panels
Drivetrain: Front Longitudinal Longitudinal AWD Space Frame
Gearbox: 6 Gear Manual
Suspension: Double Wishbone (F)/Semi Trailing Arm (R)
Weight: 1700 Kg (55% Front/45% Rear)

Engine:

Power: 100.3 kw @5800 RPM
Redline is 5,800 RPM
Bottom End is AISi 2496cc Inline5
Top End: Aluminum DOHC-25
Compression: 9.6:1
Fuel System: Naturally Aspirated Direct Injection
Economy: 24.64% - 312/2g/kWh

What if…

The Mazda Miata was made in the 1960s?

Arguably Mazda’s most iconic sports car ever, the Miata was introduced in 1989 as an homage to the classic sports cars of yore - however, I wondered “what if the Miata was introduced in said yore period?”

Enter the 1967 Mazda Miata. Codenamed the N0, this model slots between the Mazda Familia coupé and Cosmo Sport. Utilizing a modified version of the Familia platform, the FR design has wishbone suspension up front and a coil-sprung solid axle in the rear. The car is powered by a 75 PS 1.5 liter SOHC inline-4, sending power through a 4 speed manual. Flowing lines emulate those of the Cosmo whilst staying true to the original NA Miata style as well as taking some inspiration from the NB Miata and Luce R130. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get the weight down as low as I wanted to with this body - I was aiming for at under 1000 kgs, at least - but regardless it’s still a fun car to throw around, if a little less competitive than its rivals because of its underpowered engine and higher weight.



Upon Closer Inspection


Mazda_Miata_N0_-_1500C.car (79.7 KB)

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