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Bumper's Reasonably Priced Vehicle

Discussion in 'Racer Cars' started by Bumper, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Bumper

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    Okay, it's starting to take some shape. Not showing the rear end yet since it's really basic at the moment... And I actually haven't decided what kind of design I'm going for anyways.

    It's going to be a kind of hatchback/small wagon. It's going to have a rather high ground clearance to make it suitable for the more rural areas. The engine will be a boxer twin of small displacement with forced induction, and the car will be fwd.

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  2. Knut Omdal Tveito

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    Looks good Bumper. Like the general concept of a simple and tough car. Sounds like a pretty cool engine too:)

    Kinda reminds me of the Citroen GS in concept with a small boxer in front
     
  3. Harey

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    Looks like a great start to me. kind of reminds me of the 2CV in design, but in looks its kind of like a DS with a raised roof line and raised ride height. :cool:
     
  4. citronized

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    Hi Bumper,

    Glad to see your work again :wink: Don't want to play that much with this "what it reminds me" game, but I have to say there's something of the Citroën Eco-2000 prototype (Citroenet's Eco-2000 prototype page). And I can't blame you for that!
    I like the way you think the global car's architecture : high ground clearance, twin boxer engine (so that's closer of a 2CV rather then a GS), smooth and aerodynamical shape… But be careful of front passenger point of view, it seems they'll be slightly too high, IMO.
     
  5. Lipton

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    This does indeed look tough yet i still see the Finnmotors trademark lines throughout the model. I`ve just finished sketching my car btw and it`s going to be completely different to this and everything else i`ve seen for this comp so far :D.
     
  6. Bumper

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    Thanks for the comments, guys!

    @citronized - Yeah, it's fun to model something again... Can't really see the similarities between this and the Eco-2000, but I guess it shares the same ideology. Though this one isn't all about amazing fuel economy. Oh, and I also mounted the seats a bit lower for now.. They're just some dummy seats though, the final ones won't be this fancy... It's a rather cheap car after all.

    Anyways, here's some progress. Haven't had all that much time to tinker around with this one, but it's getting there slowly...

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  7. AMGfan(BPM)

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    Nice, has a good design.. hope the engine has some "emotion" inside :D
     
  8. Adams91

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    Good model and nice design... I like it :D
     
  9. Lipton

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    Are you going to have a diesel this time? :D Diesels are far less picky when it comes to fuel quality so they would work better in remote arears.
     
  10. chris_89

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    Thats a pretty cool design! :3
    Can't wait to see moar ;D