Gavril Roamer

Gavril Roamer

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Gavril Roamer
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Gavril Roamer V8 4WD XT
Overview
Manufacturer Gavril
Production 1992 - 1999
Internal Name roamer
Body and Chassis
Class Full-size SUV
Body style 4-door SUV
Layout Front-engine, 4WD or RWD
Related Gavril D-Series

The Gavril Roamer is a full-size SUV manufactured by Gavril from 1992 to 1999. It shares its chassis, suspension, and engine options with the Gavril D-Series.

Development

It's been partially finished sitting on my hard drive for a year and I just had the brilliant idea to stick it on the D15 chassis. I can re-use everything - the frame, suspension, engine, running gear.

—Gabester, BeamNG forums, 16 September 2013

According to gabester, the Gavril Roamer dates back to 2012, which is the same year BeamNG was founded and development of their game was underway. The first screenshot which he had provided was "hacked together" in modeling software onto the completed chassis of the Gavril D-Series. Word since that point was relatively quiet until 2015, when he presented an early-stage in-game screen of the Roamer doing a drift, with a functioning UV mask for its color.[1]

Subsequent media showed various states of progression in modeling and texturing, and by the time development snapshots for 0.3.8.1 were released in mid-April 2015,[2] in which it was included, the Roamer was superficially complete, albeit with some parts in need of polishing. This was completed in the following two weeks, and the vehicle was officially released on 30 April 2015, along with the Ibishu 200BX, in the final version of 0.3.8.1.

Since its release, the Roamer has undergone several changes over the years, having parts added and issues fixed. Some of its more prominent updates include new roof rack props (in 0.4.1, with major revisions in 0.15.0), UV mapping for liveries (of which several have been added since 0.4.3), new engines and drivetrain options (especially in common with the D-Series), and a model refresh for improved geometrical proportions (in 0.16)[3]. Alongside its siblings, the D-Series and H-Series, it received an overhaul in the 0.18 update that added new parts and configurations and made the body and frame completely physically separable.[4]

There is currently speculation that a LWB Roamer will get released in phase 2 of the Gavril vehicle revamp.

Overview of models

I6

The base model has a measly I6 with 167 BHP and 287 NM of torque. It comes with the base gray interior and comes with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic. It weighs 2115 kg and has the stock 16 inch black steel wheels. It should be mentioned that this model doesn't have roof racks.

I6 4WD

Same as the I6, but has 4WD, hence the name.

V8

The V8 upgrades to a beefy and robust 4.5L V8 with 218 BHP and 322 NM of torque. It comes with a black interior and comes with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed auto, weighs 2190 kg and upgrades to a set of more fancy-looking Gavril D-alloy wheels. It should be mentioned that the 4.5L V8 has 2 stages of engine tuning.

V8 4WD

The V8 4WD is the same as the V8, but it has 4WD, and locking wheel hubs.

V8 XT

The V8 XT has a more powerful 5.5L V8 with 237 BHP and 378 NM of torque, and upgrades to the 17 inch Terra-XT wheels made by Gavril, and weighs 50kg more than both the V8 models, and has two-tone paint, body colored trim and running boards.

V8 XT 4WD

The V8 XT 4WD is the same as the V8 XT, but it has 4WD.

V8 Sport

The V8 Sport has a high-output 5.5L V8, making 336 BHP and 429 NM of torque via a Stage one upgraded Long block. Comes in either a manual or a auto, and has Gavril Sport5 17 inch chrome rims and features car-like handling. It weighs 2190 kg.

V8 Off-Road

This is the Off-Road version of the Roamer, and it has 502 BHP and a very high torque output of 802 NM, thanks to a Stage 2 supercharged 5.5L V8 with an adjustable race ECU and has a heavy duty long block. It is quite good in off-road thanks to its special off-road front and rear suspension, its 33 inch off-road wheels and has accommodating fender flares, and custom metal off-road bumpers. It has a roof rack with 2 20L fuel canisters, a tool box, a spare tire, and 2 bright lights. It has a snorkel and racing seats only in the front, and weighs 2365 kg and only comes in manual, and has a tendency to roll when turning sharply, or drifting without the transfer case connected.

V8 Sheriff

Same as the XT 4WD, has steelies, a push bar, a light bar, spotlights, and weighs 2305 kg.

V8 Sheriff Off-Road

A Sheriff configuration with lifted suspension and 31 inch off-road tires, and a bull bar instead of a push bar. It weighs 2325 kg.

V8 Fire Chief

Identical to the Sheriff Off-Road, but with a fire chief livery and a red light bar.

Performance Comparison

Gavril Roamer Model Specifications
I6
I6 4WD
V8
V8 4WD
V8 XT
V8 4WD XT
Sheriff
Road Sport
Street Tuned
Fire Chief
Sheriff Off-Road
Adventure
Off-Road
Drag
Engine & Drivetrain
Type
4.1L I6
4.5L V8
5.5L V8
Induction
Natural
Supercharged
Natural
Supercharged
Supercharged + NOS
Drivetrain
RWD
4WD
RWD
4WD
RWD
4WD
AWD
RWD
4WD
RWD
Horsepower (bhp)
164
216
236
349
507
236
522
1024
At (rpm)
4550 - 5050
5150 - 5800
4850 - 5700
4650 - 5400
4850 - 5700
4750 - 5500
4750 - 5650
Torque (Nm)
285
325
380
565
810
380
820
1735
At (rpm)
1400 - 3100
3100 - 4600
2750 - 4100
3200 - 4350
3400 - 4450
2750 - 4100
3450 - 4500
2050
Transmission (M/A)
5-Speed Manual
4-Speed Auto
4-Speed Auto
5-Speed Manual
4-Speed Auto
5-Speed Manual
4-Speed Auto
5-Speed Manual
4-Speed Drag
Differential (F/R)
3.55 Open
3.55 Open
3.55 Open
3.55 Open
3.55 Open
3.55 Open
3.55 LSD
3.55 Open
3.55 LSD
3.55 Open
3.55 LSD
3.55 LSD
3.55 Heavy Duty LSD
3.55 LSD
3.55 Open
3.55 Heavy Duty LSD
3.55 Open
3.55 Heavy Duty LSD
3.55 Locking
3.55 Locking
3.55 Open
3.55 Heavy Duty LSD
3.55 Welded
Body
Weight (kg)
2075
2125
2120
2170
2215
2275
2145
2190
2315
2375
2470
2215
Wheels (F/R)
4-Slot Steel 15x7 (Gray)
4-Slot Steel 16x8 (Gray)
Gavril AllSport 16x7
Gavril AllSport 16x7 (Two-Tone)
Gavril Terra-XT 16x7
4-Slot 16x8 (Black)
Gavril Sport5 17x9 (Chrome)
Alder Powr-Push 15x9 (Chrome)
4-Slot 16x8 (Black)
STX Off-Road 15x9 (Black)
Grip-All TXR Off-Road 17x9
Alder Powr-Push 15x8 (Chrome)
Alder Dragger 15x14
Performance
0 - 60mph (100kph) (M/A)
11.1 s (11.9 s)
11.4 s (12.2 s)
11.4 s (12.2 s)
11.7 s (12.5 s)
8.9 s (10.0 s)
9.3 s (10.0 s)
9.1 s (10.1 s)
9.5 s (10.2 s)
7.8 s (8.8 s)
7.9 s (8.5 s)
8.0 s (8.9 s)
8.0 s (8.6 s)
8.3 s (8.9 s)
6.2 s (6.5 s)
6.8 s (7.1 s)
7.0 s (7.1 s)
9.0 s (9.7 s)
9.0 s (9.7 s)
12.5 s (13.6 s)
6.1 s (6.4 s)
2.7 s (2.8 s)
Top Speed (mph) (M/A)
113
112
109
109
117
117
116
116
130
130
116
150
151
161
114
83
155
180

Configurations

Gallery

Trivia

  • Due to its visual similarities, many compare the Roamer to the 1995-2001 Ford Explorer. However, the Explorer is a midsize SUV, and the Roamer is a full-size. The closest real-life counterparts of the Roamer would be the 1997-2002 Ford Expedition and 1992-2000 Chevrolet Tahoe, which share its size class. Nonetheless, the Roamer is not a direct copy of any real-life vehicle.

References

  1. BeamNG Forums: Development screenshots #1 [Closed]
  2. BeamNG Forums: BeamNG.drive development snapshots
  3. Devblog: [1]
  4. BeamNG Forums: Devblog
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