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LEMON FANTOMAS

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Published :
(version 6)
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Public
Vehicle class :
Saloon car
Drive side :
Can choose drive side
Engine :
1.9 litre inline 4 / Front wheel drive
Power :
93 kW (125 bhp) @ 5273 rpm
Torque :
203 Nm (150 lbft) @ 3234 rpm
Total mass :
1150 kg (2535 lbs)
Power-weight :
81 W / kg (110 bhp/ton)
Transmission :
H-pattern gearbox
Fuel tank size :
65 litres
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Description

A Classic 1960s FWD French rally icon
The Lemon Fantomas is a fictional futuristic sedan made in France between 1955 and 1975, which replaced the older Adieu models. Equipped with a front wheel drive, a monocoque body, front disc brakes, a hydraulic power-steering and a completely unique self-leveling hydropneumatic suspension, the Lemon Fantomas was the most advanced car of its era and did not have any direct competition in terms of comfort, safety and handling. Despite of being under-powered and heavy, the car became very successful in rallying. Flying through the snowy Monte Carlo and endless safari rallyes, the car excelled with a stock suspension, where others struggled to finish with strengthened springs.

Cars with power-steering did not have any steering feedback, but were stable even if one of the tires exploded. During an assault on a French president, two tires on the presidential Lemon were shot at 100kph, but the driver was still able to drive the car safely to the airport.

This particular Lemon was built between 1963 and 1968 and enhanced for rallying. The suspension remained stock, but the original 75bhp were increased to 125bhp using a twin-carburetor conversion in combination with an increased compression ratio. This enables player to setup multiple stock and racing vehicles using the voluntary intake restrictions for both realistic cruise and racing.

Stock (cruise) versions:
  • For the 1964 - 1965 original stock version use the "stock" setup with 34% voluntary intake restriction (max 5000 rpm)
  • For the 1964 - 1968 luxury version use the "luxury" setup with 29% voluntary intake restriction, 100kg of voluntary added mass, setup in-game automatic clutch and set the force-feedback strength to zero (max 5000 rpm)
  • For the British sport version with twin-carburetors and 8.5:1 compression ratio use the "stock" setup with 23% voluntary intake restrictions
Racing versions:
  • For the UF 1000 competitive racing version with twin-carburetors and 8.2:1 compression ratio use 17% voluntary intake restrictions
  • For the fastest racing versions with twin-carburetors and 9.2:1 compression ratio use less than 17% voluntary intake restrictions
Driving tips:
The mod is ideal for cruises, vintage twisty races and some rally-cross on rough surfaces. It is not suitable for faster tracks. Requires smooth driving (and a bit of practice), as it does not have a common force feedback and the suspension is extremely soft. The rally setup is easily controllable using the left foot braking. The car can be effectively rotated using the brakes and consequently stabilized with the accelerator. However, the front tires can be overcooked quickly when using less than 23% voluntary intake restriction.

TODO:
  • A more detailed dashboard
  • A better engine sound
  • A better driver animation
Development discussion thread: https://www.lfs.net/forum/thread/100704

Screenshots

fantomas07.jpg  fantomas10.jpg  fantomas11.jpg  fantomas08.jpg  fantomas12.jpg  fantomas14.jpg  fantomas15.jpg 

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(25)
Physics :
(26)
Animation :
(25)
Engine sound :
(25)

Copyright Information

License applicable to elements used in this Vehicle Mod

The author of this Vehicle Mod has indicated that this work is an original creation and has provided the following description of the approach:
The textures and the 3d model are made from scratch by the author (using Blender, GIMP and LFS Editor). The texture uses post-processed light textures from RB4. The Skeletex and HIRO logos are used with permission.

Redistribution / modification permission

The author of this Vehicle Mod has provided the following license, defining in which way this work can be redistributed, shared or modified:

License type : LFS Vehicle License
Derivatives are allowed : YES


Intellectual property

This Vehicle Mod is inspired by another vehicle.
This mod is a tribute to the Citroen DS/ID 19. The technical specification is inspired by the Citroen ID with 1959 "Moteur Sport" engine tuning by Ricou. The interior is based on the Citroen DS interiors used by the Connaught GT modified Citroen IDs. The mod name and the winged version is inspired by the "Fantomas Unleashed" movie from 1965.

The chassis and the default setup were tuned according to technical data obtained from following webpages:
http://www.citroenet.org.uk
https://www.automobile-catalog.com
https://citroenvie.com/ds-steering-geometry-steering-feel/
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.classiccarcatalogue.com
http://www.citroen-ds-id.com
https://www.longstone.com
https://drive-my.com/1959-panhard-pl17-vs-1962-citroen-id-19/

The basic model proportions were set according to:
https://mekanikacadcae.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/1959_citroc3abn-ds-19-id-19.jpg
https://www.citroenorigins.co.uk

Some technical details were changed to meet the requirements of the Live for Speed physics. The fuel tank was moved in the middle of the car to to approximate the hydro-pneumatic suspension. This minimizes its effect on a ground clearance.

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