Early body shell of the Bluebuck.
|Production||1963 - 1965 (approximate)|
|Body and Chassis|
|Body style||2-door coupe|
The 1963 Gavril Bluebuck is a 60s full-size American sedan. It is available with both straight six and V8 engine options. It takes a few cues from the Chevrolet Impala and Dodge 880. It is also the first official vehicle ingame to feature more than one body style.
“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. This, along with the fact that similarly-classed vehicles have outnumbered other vehicle archetypes for a long while, 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. It was later confirmed to be in-game in February 2019, after over six years since its first announcement, 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.
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.
Bluebuck is named after an extinct species of Antelope that was native to South Africa.
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|Vehicle is sold under the Burnside subsidiary.|