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LEMON FANTOMAS

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Published :
(version 10)
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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 (2536 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.

Through bullets
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, an unarmored presidential car was pierced by machine guns. Two tires were shot at 100kph, but the driver was still able to get president and his wife safely to the airport.

Motorsport and tuning
This particular Lemon was built in 1965 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. The car is equipped with 180 HR 15 XAS tires on all four wheels.

Basic stock versions:Luxury stock versions (with power-steering and an automatic clutch):Racing versions:
  • 1963 British sport version with twin-carburetors and 8.5:1 compression ratio
  • For the 1959 racing versions (competitive with UF 1000 cars) 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 29% voluntary intake restriction.

Realism note
The mod chassis is tuned closely according to the technical drawings. The main problem was a realistic approximation of the suspension travel, because the current LFS engine does not support hydropneumatics. To keep the suspension "floatiness" as close to the reality as possible, the suspension travel had to be slightly extended. To correctly approximate the suspension self-leveling feature, which fully compensates changes of load between the front and the rear axle (but not the body roll during cornering), the fuel tank had to be moved to the middle of the mod. Unfortunately the mod still leans a little during braking but it is nicely minimized (considering the soft suspension).

TODO:
  • A more detailed dashboard
Development discussion thread: https://www.lfs.net/forum/thread/100704

Screenshots

fantomas20.jpg  fantomas17.jpg  fantomas18.jpg  fantomas19.jpg  fantomas16.jpg 

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Technical :
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Physics :
(35)
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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 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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