1988-1991 Beaufort Kite 2.0

A badge-engineered Ibishu Pessima for Australian market

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  1. Ytrewq
    The first Australian car on the repository...
    Beaufort Kite is a product of a joint venture between Australian subsidiaries of Beaufort and Ibishu. It is, essentially, a rebadged 1988 MY Pessima. The differences were small exterior design changes, orange gauge lighting instead of blue and trims. Kite was available in four trim levels:
    L- base trim level with 1.8 engine
    SL- middle trim level with 2.0 engine
    SLX- middle trim level with 2.0 engine and AWD, also Alder Basketweave rims and brown interior
    SLR- high trim level with tuned 2.0 engine, alloy wheels, sports supension, spoiler and red interior
    Clockwise: SLR, SLX, L, SL
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    This was a small side project intended to be completed in a week, but due to some texturing issues, the completion time stretched to almost 3 weeks!
    It is inspired by Holden Apollo.
    The name origin
    I searched Vehicle Suggestions a lot, but couldn't find any suitable brand name (I was surprised on how seldom were Australian cars suggested). So, I decided to use Beaufort, a fictional brand I created earlier. Since most companies founded between 1880 and 1920 used their founder's surname as name, I used a name generator based on early 20th century census and got Beaufort. The logo depicts a stylized version of The Beauforts' coat of arms (both Beaufort family and their coat of arms are fictional. No identification with real persons, living or dead, should be inferred). The 'Kite' name just popped into my mind when I was making this car. (At first I wanted it to be named after kite as a toy aircraft, but later I noticed the resemblance to the name of a real Australian car - Falcon - and decided that it's named after kite as a bird)
    Known problems: it doesn't support skins well, will fix it later
    Credits:
    BeamNG- jbeam, 3D models of exterior, textures
    Djplopper- 3D models of RHD interior (I have his permission)
    Me- model and texture editing, lettering textures
    Nadeox1- help with normal maps
    Feel free to ask for permission to use the Beaufort name on your mods.

Recent Updates

  1. Skin support

Recent Reviews

  1. Kolemyname
    Kolemyname
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    One of my faves!
  2. shade-S
    shade-S
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    amazing, also, will there be support for putting these parts on the regular pessima in the future for conversions?
  3. A Cheeseburger
    A Cheeseburger
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    An excellent conversion. I've been waiting for some RHD cars to drive around in!
  4. Spiicy
    Spiicy
    4/5,
    Version: 2.0
    Cool mod, Its fun but its not too different from the normal Pessima. Could you do a facelift or something in the future? Not major, even a minor one could look cool!
    1. Ytrewq
      Author's Response
      This is how rebadges work in real life, little to no changes besides badging.
  5. Crash77
    Crash77
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    I love these types of mods! Very well done.
  6. Damiean Ron Lyons
    Damiean Ron Lyons
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    this is a suggestion if you need one.
    how about a Aussie V8 race car? awesome job.
  7. Duster02
    Duster02
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    Nice skin addition! Do you have in plan more Beaufort cars?
    1. Ytrewq
      Author's Response
      Yes. Covet rebadge is planned.
  8. britenoah
    britenoah
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    nice mod here's an idea since its a ozzy msrket car why not make a ute version of it?
  9. Raft
    Raft
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    very nice, but would be nicer if you used the thumbnail generator app on the thumbnails
  10. Pungpig2
    Pungpig2
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Cooool!
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