Gavril Bluebuck

Gavril Bluebuck

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Gavril Bluebuck
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"The hunted becomes the hunter"
Overview
Manufacturer Gavril
Production 1962 - 1963
Body and Chassis
Class Fullsize
Body styles 2-door coupe
2-door hardtop
4-door sedan
4-door hardtop
Layout Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive

The 1963 Gavril Bluebuck is a 60s full-size American sedan. It was released with the 0.17 update on August 16, 2019. It is available with both straight six and V8 engine options. It takes a few cues from the Chevrolet Impala and Dodge 880, and is also the first official passenger vehicle ingame to share more than one factory body style.

The Bluebuck is underpinned by an X-frame, which is reminiscent of the X-frames GM used on their full-size models from 1957-1964. It can be extremely unsafe during a side collision, due to a lack of structural integrity underneath the sides. The middle of the chassis intersects diagonally ontop the driveshaft, resulting in an "X"-like shape, thus bearing the name "X-frame."

Overview of the Bluebuck's X-frame.

Development

A very typical early 60s full-size American sedan. Wraparound windows, massive bumper guards, and a decent helping of chrome.

—Gabester, BeamNG Dev Blog, 28 January 2013

The Bluebuck's first visual representation was posted shortly after the first vehicle poll, in which the sedan was not included, was considered finished. Its result was eighth place in a later poll, however, hinting that the community did not desire the vehicle's immediate appearance in BeamNG.drive.[1] This, along with the fact that similarly-classed vehicles have outnumbered other vehicle archetypes for a long while,[2] has possibly contributed to the Bluebuck's delayed development schedule.

Little word was given about the state of the vehicle's development until 2018, when it has been stated that the Bluebuck was undergoing development once again.[3] It was later confirmed to be in-game in February 2019, after over six years since its first announcement,[4] the second-longest of any of the original vehicles from before the game's first release. An in-game video was posted that June, showing the Bluebuck chassis performing a suspension test on the Grid Map. In the same video, a second Bluebuck (with its body attached as well) can also be seen in the background driving behind some ramps, hypothesizing that it may be close to completion.[5]

On July 26, 2019, a video has been uploaded on Twitter showing the Bluebuck performing another suspension test on the Grid Map from the Bluebuck's interior camera, and can be seen lifting itself into the air, suggesting that a lowrider version with working hydraulics will also be planned.

On August 14, 2019, the trailer for the Bluebuck was released. It revealed that the Bluebuck is the first car to have more than one body style, as there are both 2 and 4 door hardtop + sedan variations. It also confirmed the Lowrider configuration that had been hinted at before by Gabester and by the previous teaser from Twitter. The trailer also features the Bluebuck (likely in it's final form) in several configurations, such as normal civilian versions, but also a dirt banger similar to those of the Bruckell Moonhawk and Gavril Barstow, a drag configuration (called "Bad Bubu") and a race version.

Overview of models

The Horrible is a beater dirt racing version of the regular 232, but replaces the standard exhaust system with a hood-exiting exhaust system. The front bumper is replaced with a front guard (shared with the Barstow), and lacks bumpers, taillights, door panels, passenger seats, windows, and driver side headlights.

The 232 is the base production model, equipped with a 232 cubic inch "Super-Thrift" inline six.

The Taxi is equipped with a 232 cubic inch inline six, heavy duty suspension, vertical bumper bars, a taxi sign on the roof, and a green-and-yellow Firwood taxi livery.

The 291 is nearly identical to the 232, but equipped with a 291 cubic inch "Fleet-Power" small block V8.

The V8 Marshal is the mid-trim model, and adds chrome trim on the sides, a Bluebuck logo on the hood, Gavril lettering on the grille, whitewall tires, vertical bumper bars, and a 4-barrel carburetor. Users could choose between the 291, 353, which contains a 353 cubic inch "Super-Thrust" V8, and also has pillarless 2 and 4 door hardtop variants, and the 423 4-Door Hardtop, which contains a 423 cubic inch "Ultra-Thrust" big block V8, and adds rear fender skirts, and a white-colored roof.

The Police Package is based on the 353 V8 Marshal 4-Door Sedan, and adds twin antennas, a Firwood police livery, a red beacon light, heavy duty suspension, and removes the chrome trim and fender skirts.

The 423 Sport 2-Door Hardtop is the top trim, equipped with a 423 cui V8, heavy duty suspension, white-colored roof, and red-stripe tires.

The Police Interceptor is based on the 423 Sport 2-Door Hardtop, and adds a blue-and-white Firwood police livery, red beacon light, blackwall tires, and a single passenger-side antenna.

The 423 RoadSport 2-Door Hardtop adds twin 4-barrel carburetors, a black-colored roof, sport tires and suspension, and special hubcaps.

The Lowrider is equipped with hydraulic suspension, Adler Luxo wheels, and a pink flora paint job. It lacks door windows, and there are also batteries and hydraulic pumps in the trunk.


Performance Comparison

Gavril Bluebuck Model Specifications
232 Super-Thrift
291 Fleet-Power
353 Super-Thrust
423 Ultra-Thrust
The Horrible
I6
2 Door
I6
4 Door
Taxi
V8
2 Door
V8
4 Door
Lowrider
Marshal
2 Door
Marshal
4 Door
Marshal Sedan
2 Door
Marshal Hardtop
2 Door
Marshal Sedan
4 Door
Marshal Hardtop
4 Door
Police Package
Drift
Sport Hardtop
2 Door
Marshal Hardtop
4 Door
Police Interceptor
Roadsport
Custom
Stock Car
Drag
Engine & Drivetrain
Type
3.8L I6
4.8L V8
5.8L V8
6.9L V8
Drivetrain
RWD
Induction
Natural
Supercharger + NOS
Horsepower
130
119
159
172
214
267
294
381
383
494
1406
At (rpm)
3500 - 4100
3450 - 4000
3600 - 4100
3750 - 4250
3800 - 4550
4700 - 5250
4200 - 4800
4850
4900 - 5350
5250 - 5700
5650 - 6150
Torque (Nm)
295
285
370
375
455
550
590
575
675
1780
At (rpm)
1450 - 2600
1400 - 2300
1950 - 2750
2000 - 2800
2000 - 3000
2900 - 3800
2700 - 3550
3300 - 4200
3250 - 4400
4800 - 5450
5300 - 5850
Transmission (M/A)
3-Speed Manual
3-Speed Manual
3-Speed Auto
3-Speed Manual
3-Speed Manual
3-Speed Auto
3-Speed Auto
3-Speed Manual
4-Speed Sport Manual
3-Speed Ulti-Matic
4-Speed Manual
3-Speed Ulti-Matic
3-Speed Ulti-Matic
4-Speed Sport Manual
5-Speed Race Manual
4-Speed Sport Manual
4-Speed Drag Auto
Differential (M/A)
3.70 Welded
3.55 Open
3.36 Open
3.55 Open
3.55 Open
3.36 Open
2.73 Open
3.55 Welded
3.08 LSD
2.73 Open
3.36 LSD
2.73 LSD
2.64 Race LSD
3.08 Locked
Body
Weight (M/A) (kg)
1565
1590
1625
1630
1650
1655
1685
1850
1655
1685
1690
1715
1705
1745
1750
1735
1740
1760
1720
1725
1740
1765
1770
1750
1730
1725
1695
1710
Wheels
4-Slot Steel 15x7 (Black)
4-Slot Steel 14x6 (Body)
4-Slot Steel 14x6 (Black)
4-Slot Steel 14x6 (Body)
Alder Luxo 14x7 (Gold)
4-Slot Steel 14x6 (Body)
4-Slot Steel 14x6 (Black)
Clockwise 533 17x9
4-Slot Steel 14x6 (Body)
4-Slot Steel 14x6 (Black)
Alder Powr-Push 14x8 (Two-Tone)
4-Slot Steel 15x10 (Body)
Alder Powr-Push 14x7 (Two-Tone)
Alder Dragger 15x14
Performance
0 - 60mph (100kph) (M/A)
10.2 s (10.9 s)
12.1 s (13.1 s)
11.8 s (12.8 s)
11.7 s (13.2 s)
12.0 s (13.1 s)
12.2 s (13.3 s)
9.3 s (10.4 s)
9.4 s (10.0 s)
9.4 s (10.5 s)
9.5 s (10.1 s)
9.8 s (10.8 s)
8.8 s (9.4 s)
8.9 s (9.5 s)
8.9 s (9.5 s)
9.0 s (9.6 s)
8.0 s (8.5 s)
8.2 s (8.6 s)
8.0 s (8.4 s)
8.2 s (8.6 s)
8.1 s (8.5 s)
8.2 s (8.7 s)
8.0 s (8.4 s)
8.2 s (8.7 s)
8.4 s (8.9 s)
8.5 s (8.8 s)
7.5 s (7.8 s)
10.5 s (10.8 s)
8.5 s (8.8 s)
9.2 s (9.5 s)
7.5 s (7.8 s)
7.4 s (7.7 s)
7.4 s (7.6 s)
6.4 s (6.6 s)
3.7 s (3.7 s)
Top Speed (mph) (M/A)
101
94
93
92
105
103
104
103
96
111
106
110
106
119
117
118
117
119
117
127
121
138
136
138
135
158
144
176
179
234

Gallery

Trivia

  • Bluebuck is named after an extinct species of Antelope that was native to South Africa.
  • The Bluebuck has a few variants named Marshal (for example "353 V8 Marshal 2-Door Hardtop"), hinting that the Bluebuck could have been the spiritual predecessor to the 90s Grand Marshal.
  • The paint job for the Lowrider configuration is actually inspired by the "Gypsy Rose," a real-life 1964 Chevy Impala lowrider.

Further Information

References

  1. BeamNG Forums: Which vehicle would you like to see in-game next?
  2. BeamNG Forums: 1963 Gavril Bluebuck
  3. BeamNG Forums: Unreleased vehicles?
  4. BeamNG Forums: Update speculation thread
  5. BeamNG Forums: Development Media
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