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dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
3/27/20 11:22 a.m.

In reply to nocones :

YES!!

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy UltraDork
3/27/20 11:30 a.m.
nocones said:

What started me down this rabbit hole was imagining how to get my challenge X1/9 together. This car was in my brain the whole time. Not to mention the Subaru. I'd say it is Cyberpunk, but who am I to judge. I know I like it.

Also, Thanks Keith et al. for the education. I've read Neuromancer, but need to delve deeper. Great conversation.

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy UltraDork
3/27/20 12:02 p.m.

I think it's fair to say I am stretching a bit with some of these. What are you gonna do?

GIRTHQUAKE
GIRTHQUAKE Dork
3/27/20 12:12 p.m.
steronz said:

What's a more modern (say, 2000+) affordable platform that could pull off the cyberpunk look?  First gen Impreza coupe?  A lot of the rear-engine cars that come to mind are a little too stubby to pull it off, I think, like the MR2, and most cars are too bublous/bulky in general.  Trying to think of something you could put massive rear tires on, trim the rear bumper to expose some mechanical bits, but still rock as a daily.

Might I interest you in the MR2 222D?

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
3/27/20 12:34 p.m.

 

 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
3/27/20 12:39 p.m.
GIRTHQUAKE said:
steronz said:

What's a more modern (say, 2000+) affordable platform that could pull off the cyberpunk look?  First gen Impreza coupe?  A lot of the rear-engine cars that come to mind are a little too stubby to pull it off, I think, like the MR2, and most cars are too bublous/bulky in general.  Trying to think of something you could put massive rear tires on, trim the rear bumper to expose some mechanical bits, but still rock as a daily.

Might I interest you in the MR2 222D?

I'm pretty sure a mazda3 hatch would work it. 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
3/27/20 1:01 p.m.
pinchvalve said:

 

Nicely done :)

JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
3/27/20 2:29 p.m.
Benswen said:

Snow Crash is great, but it's making fun of the genre as much as it's a great example of it.  

True, and that is the genius of it. The genre had already gotten a little to overplayed.  People were getting sick of dark, gritty, etc. and Neil made it fun again.

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy UltraDork
3/28/20 9:08 a.m.

 

minivan_racer
minivan_racer UberDork
3/28/20 9:36 a.m.
wheelsmithy said:

 

 

 

 

That looks like the render for B is for Build's SEMA build from last year

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
3/28/20 9:50 a.m.

Last post about books, then we can get back to car porn :)

The Internet Archive has a bunch of cyberpunk available in ebook form, including Snow Crash, Burning Chrome and all the Gibson stuff I've been nattering on about. Details.

I think this fits the cyberpunk definition pretty well, especially in BTTF2 mode. The BTTF3 version would be steampunk, kinda.

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy UltraDork
4/1/20 7:22 a.m.

 

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy UltraDork
4/1/20 7:24 a.m.

 

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson MegaDork
4/1/20 7:37 a.m.

I love this thread even though I know nothing of the genre.  I don't want to E36 M3 up the thread, but how does this DTM Merc do?  I think it's hitting a lot of the aesthetics, but is a 'real' car.

Mercedes' 2016 C-Class DTM car: 7 best Mercedes racers

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy UltraDork
4/1/20 8:16 a.m.
Adrian_Thompson said:

 I think it's hitting a lot of the aesthetics, but is a 'real' car.

 

I kind of can't tell what's real or not all the time. I agree that AMG hits the styling cues. Who cares? Just have fun with it, says me.

 

infinitenexus
infinitenexus Reader
4/1/20 8:25 a.m.

A lot of these cars have the aesthetics, but they need some more electronics and/or built-in weapons to be truly cyberpunk.  We need a laptop built into the center console or something.  Maybe a laser turret.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
4/1/20 9:48 a.m.

You need to start looking at IMSA 

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy UltraDork
4/1/20 12:36 p.m.

 

Ransom
Ransom UltimaDork
4/1/20 1:22 p.m.

Kurt Valaquen's car always springs to mind, though it's not my cup up tea.

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt PowerDork
4/1/20 1:38 p.m.
wheelsmithy said:
 

I kind of can't tell what's real or not all the time. I agree that AMG hits the styling cues. Who cares? Just have fun with it, says me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rally Fighter certainly qualifies for one of the most cyberpunk approaches to car production out there, as an added bonus.

m4ff3w
m4ff3w UberDork
4/1/20 2:04 p.m.
MadScientistMatt said:
wheelsmithy said:
 

I kind of can't tell what's real or not all the time. I agree that AMG hits the styling cues. Who cares? Just have fun with it, says me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rally Fighter certainly qualifies for one of the most cyberpunk approaches to car production out there, as an added bonus.

It reminds me so much of the offroad version of the Viper from the TV show Viper.

 

The Viper Defender | Tv cars, Cars movie, Dodge viper

 

The Viper Defender | Viper car, Tv cars, Dodge viper

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku UltimaDork
4/1/20 2:27 p.m.
Adrian_Thompson said:

Who will be making tires in a post apocalyptic world?

Whos making gas!? 

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt PowerDork
4/1/20 2:50 p.m.

This Dart Swinger belongs to Bryce Gill of Gill Welding. Between the worn bodywork, LEDs, homemade intake manifold, and electrical project boxes under the hood in addition to a massive infusion of electronics, I'd say it fits the theme.

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy UltraDork
4/1/20 5:01 p.m.

 

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy UltraDork
4/1/20 5:09 p.m.

This one looks like a tamer BenModified build.

 

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