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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2014, 01:01:03 PM »
Um, that doesn't look very Pikes Peak-ish.  Something tells me there is another version for Rally Racing
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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2014, 01:36:22 PM »
Um, that doesn't look very Pikes Peak-ish.  Something tells me there is another version for Rally Racing

Thats the Suzuki Escudo Pike's Peak version.
In Gran Turismo its necessary for the Pikes Peak course
but it can be run on other tracks.

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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2014, 02:49:07 PM »
Wow, I'm surprised it sits that low
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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2014, 02:59:06 PM »
I don't think its that low...just a lot of sticky out bits,
make it look very wide, long and low.

The Pikes Peak course is quite flat so theres no need for much suspension.
And downforce is real important.

There have been a few versions, but all very similar.
I think the later ones are based on the Vitara?
But the early ones may have been based on a smaller Suzuki car?

AWD, 1000hp mid engine twin turbo V6...only 800kg.
As I said, it was a big deal in Gran Turismo 2 (which is where they introduced the Pike's Peak Hill Climb challenge).







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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2014, 05:38:18 PM »
I've never been on the road up there.  We always take the cog railway.  I just assumed that the road would be like Gold Camp Road or any of the other mountain roads.  I've never been there other than summer, and it has snowed each time I've been there.  Pretty place
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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2014, 07:33:13 AM »
My suggestion would have ben Ari Vatanen on Peugeot in 1988 but it's your call as allways.  ;-)

Here are two flicks for the fans:

First is a short movie made of Vatanen's attempt (ended in new record and way back then the track was partially gravel - you can see how he almost spins in some corners). Quite poetic and beatifull movie of the competition I think. I love the parts where he lifts his right arm to give some shade from the sun to see the road he's driving.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/-PZ5J3GLSYI" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/-PZ5J3GLSYI</a>

The second one run is by Sebastian Loeb, current record holder and on the new track wich is totally tarmac (more like action video, game like and Red Bull style interpetation. Whatch the speedometer - WOW!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Y20CLumT2Sg" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Y20CLumT2Sg</a>

Both worth watching me thinks.

Here's a picture of the two cars together. I think those are the only two times Peugeot tried this event - I might be wrong with this.



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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2014, 08:55:54 AM »
well since I don't plan on doing either (at this time), then they are both equal candidates! lol

I like all these types of race car...and the hill climb is so cool.
And there are many cars quicker now.
But the Escudo stood out because of all the fiddly bits and all the extra body work.
It really made an impact at the time it appeared.
And the fact it was one of the stars in the Gran Turismo game...

...
anyway, right now I am trying to remember some of the ideas for a Holiday model.
Throughout the year suggestions and ideas come up for a Holiday version of something.
But now that it is time, I can't remember any of them!

Can you guys remember any topics that came up?
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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2014, 09:49:02 AM »
Was it the hilarious quiz thread of your 2013 Holiday freebie perhaps at PM.com? That's loaded with guesses/suggestions.
Here: http://www.papermodelers.com/forum/kit-announcements/27030-daves-2013-holiday-model.html.

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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2014, 10:00:02 AM »
No, not really.

But that thread did remind me of two ideas...
first, I plan to rerelease the Candy Cane.

and there was a suggestion to turn the Honest Engine into a Xmas themed model.
I will have to look into that.
Its a complicated model, and a difficult build.
Maybe too much for a holiday model?

I was thinking more about...
there have been many discussions, where someone has said "turn it into a Holiday model!"
or made a suggestion for that type of project.
And I cannot remember any of those ideas.
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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2014, 10:33:31 AM »
My mind is blank and the site's search function doesn't help either. Sorry.

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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2014, 10:57:34 AM »
How about a sleigh with no reindeer.  stubby wings. propeller-driven by a monster V8. Santa and a flight attendant/elf sitting in the seat right behind the engine.  I suppose a simple jet engine on each side would work

Okay, not the best idea, but it is early
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