After months of work, I am releasing a new car designed for extreme performances: the EMG Antilope 2015:
I think everyone understood by seeing those few pictures that this car is out of place on a smooth asphalt circuit. Don’t be afraid, the suspensions of the Antilope are not based on the crappy off-road suspension preset provided by Automation. I have done a lot of .jbeam editing to get the best result possible. Here comes a video to show you what this car is made of!
Please note, this car is definitely not user friendly! It’s not so hard to drive, but it will ask a lot of practice to perfectly master it. So here come some tips:
- Remember that this car is designed for trail races. It’s like a fusion between an off-road vehicle, and a rally car. The Antilope is way better than a standard off-road vehicle on an asphalt road, but the off-road vehicle will be more efficient on an extremely bumpy road. So, sometime, it can be better to slow down.
- The 270hp engine is not here for nothing. If you want to try a time trial on a road that you didn’t know, I highly recommend you to train yourself with this less powerful engine, before going with the 410hp V6.
- Choose your suspension type wisely! If the path you are going to take is overall smooth, use the linear springs and shocks. The car handling is more predictable with those parts. But if the road is not so smooth, or if it presents some small jumps, use the more effective progressive springs and shocks.
- The Antilope has a multimode ESC (“road”, “all-terrain”, “off-road”). It will provide you some help.
The Antilope weights 1330kg and can use 2 different engines: a 270hp 3L V6, and a 410hp 3L V6. The main selling point of this beast is its suspensions. It can use two type of coilovers:
- The linear coilovers: the resistance of the springs and of the shocks will remain the same regardless of the compression level. This is the type of suspension of all conventional vehicles, and all the automation exported cars use this type too.
- The progressive coilovers: the closer the springs and the shocks are to the stop, the more rigid they will be. This is what is found on high performance all-terrain vehicles.
I think that’s all I want to say! Like always, feel free to send me any kind of feedback!
EMG Antilope 2015 2.1
A monstrous trail machine