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|caption = Soliad Wendover, as it had appeared in 2012
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|caption = Early model of the Wendover
  
 
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{{infobox/row|key = Class|content = Full-size car}}
{{infobox/row|key = Body style|content = 2-door Coupe}}
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{{infobox/row|key = Body style|content = 2-door coupe}}
 
{{infobox/row|key = Layout|content = Front-engine, front-wheel-drive}}
 
{{infobox/row|key = Layout|content = Front-engine, front-wheel-drive}}
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{{infobox/row|key = Engine|content = 3.3L V6<br>3.8L V6}}
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The '''Soliad Wendover''' will be an 80s American full-size coupe with a 150 hp V6 engine and front wheel drive. This car is currently not in-game. It will be the last car added to the game from the original vehicle poll.<ref name="poll">BeamNG Forums: [https://www.beamng.com/threads/360/ Which vehicle would you like to see in-game first?]</ref>
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The '''Soliad Wendover''' is a full-size unibody coupe produced by [[Soliad]] during the 1980s. It is available with a supercharged V6 engine.  
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The Wendover is not currently in-game. It will be the last car added to the game from the original vehicle poll,<ref name="poll">BeamNG Forums: [https://www.beamng.com/threads/360/ Which vehicle would you like to see in-game first?]</ref><ref>BeamNG Forums: [https://www.beamng.com/threads/voting-for-the-next-vehicle-in-game.26432/#post-379417 Voting for the next vehicle In-game?]</ref> having undergone a development cycle lasting over seven years since its initial reveal.
  
 
==Development==
 
==Development==
 
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|quote  = There's something strangely alluring about horrible 80s American cars, especially the big boaty ones with sporting pretensions. The Soliad Wendover is exactly that - heavy, ugly, and shaped like a wedge.
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|quote  = There’s something strangely alluring about horrible 80s American cars, especially the big boaty ones with sporting pretensions. The Soliad Wendover is exactly that heavy, ugly, and shaped like a wedge. Its ancient cast-iron V6 is barely enough motivation even with a supercharger. This car wishes it was cooler than it actually is.
 
|author = Gabester
 
|author = Gabester
|source = [http://blog.beamng.com/soliad-wendover/ BeamNG Dev Blog]
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|source = [http://blog.beamng.com/soliad-wendover/ Devblog]
 
|date  = 10 December 2012
 
|date  = 10 December 2012
 
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The Wendover started out life as a full-size sedan, shown in its first (and thus far only) preview. It has not done very well in official polls deciding which vehicle should be added to the game, first coming in last place with three votes,<ref name="poll"/> and then in seventh place with sixteen votes,<ref>BeamNG Forums: [https://www.beamng.com/threads/13058/ Which vehicle would you like to see in-game next?]</ref> respectively. This could be one main reason for the vehicle's long development cycle, lasting nearly seven years since its initial preview. The fact that there was already a handful of sedans in the game may also have contributed to this delay.<ref name="coupe">BeamNG Forums: [https://www.beamng.com/threads/20246/page-733#post-999627 Update speculation thread]</ref> Even so, the vehicle is still planned to be released at some point.<ref>BeamNG Forums: [https://www.beamng.com/threads/57311/#post-912094 Unreleased vehicles?]</ref>
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In its original (and thus far only) development render, revealed on December 10, 2012, the Wendover was depicted as a four-door sedan. In the first vehicle poll on the forums, it came last, with three votes.<ref name="poll">BeamNG Forums: [http://www.beamng.com/threads/360/ Which vehicle would you like to see in-game first?]</ref> In the next poll, it came in seventh, with 16 votes.<ref name="poll_2">BeamNG Forums: [http://www.beamng.com/threads/13058/ Which vehicle would you like to see in-game next?]</ref> On October 6, 2016, Gabester stated that the Wendover will use the same V6 engine and accompanying supercharger used in the [[Bruckell LeGran]],<ref>BeamNG Forums: [https://www.beamng.com/threads/282/page-35#post-457278 Bruckell LeGran]</ref> though it was not clarified whether it would use the 3.3 liter, 3.8 liter, or both.
  
In 2016, it was reported that the Wendover will share the same V6 engine as the [[Bruckell LeGran]].<ref>BeamNG Forums: [https://www.beamng.com/threads/282/page-35#post-457278 Bruckell LeGran]</ref> However, neither of the vehicles were confirmed to be identical to each other otherwise. Finally, in 2019, Gabester confirmed that the Wendover will be created in the form of a coupe rather than the original sedan style, confirming its eventual implementation,<ref name="coupe"/> although Falkrum stated on the forums that it is not going to be the next new car after the [[Gavril Bluebuck]].<ref>BeamNG Forums: [https://www.beamng.com/threads/20246/page-910#post-1083815 Update Speculation Thread]</ref>
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Little was heard about the Wendover until August 21, 2018, when Gabester confirmed that the Wendover is still planned to be released.<ref>BeamNG Forums: [https://www.beamng.com/threads/57311#post-912094 Unreleased vehicles?]</ref> On February 21, 2019, Gabester revealed that the Wendover's body style had been changed from a four-door sedan to a two-door coupe.<ref name="coupe"/> He cited the absence of front-wheel-drive coupes as well as the LeGran and [[Ibishu Pessima]] already filling the "1980s front-wheel-drive sedan" niche as reasons for the change.<ref name="coupe">BeamNG Forums: [https://www.beamng.com/threads/20246/page-733#post-999627 Update speculation thread]</ref>  
  
<!--Forum users have expressed hopes that the Wendover will feature a digi-dash and independent rear suspension with optional air springs.
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On October 27, 2019, Falkrum confirmed that the Wendover would not be the next car in-game.<ref>BeamNG Forums: [https://www.beamng.com/threads/update-speculation-thread.20246/page-909#post-1083815 Update speculation thread]</ref> The [[Cherrier Vivace]] was revealed on February 11, 2020.<ref>Devblog: [https://blog.beamng.com/new-vehicle-reveal-the-cherrier-vivace/ New Vehicle Reveal: The Cherrier Vivace]</ref>
 
 
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===Gallery===
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Bigfwd.jpg|Development image of the Wendover during the early modeling stage.
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==Trivia==
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*The Wendover appears to be named after the city of Wendover in Utah. The Pontiac Bonneville, a real-life car similar to the Wendover, is named after the Bonneville Salt Flats also located in Utah.
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==Further Information==
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==References==
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*[[Bruckell LeGran]]
 
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 11:31, 22 March 2020

Soliad Wendover
Wendoverrenderthumbnail.png
Early model of the Wendover
Overview
Manufacturer Soliad
Production 1980s
Body and Chassis
Class Full-size car
Body style 2-door coupe
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine 3.3L V6
3.8L V6
Transmission Unknown

The Soliad Wendover is a full-size unibody coupe produced by Soliad during the 1980s. It is available with a supercharged V6 engine.

The Wendover is not currently in-game. It will be the last car added to the game from the original vehicle poll,[1][2] having undergone a development cycle lasting over seven years since its initial reveal.

Development

There’s something strangely alluring about horrible 80s American cars, especially the big boaty ones with sporting pretensions. The Soliad Wendover is exactly that – heavy, ugly, and shaped like a wedge. Its ancient cast-iron V6 is barely enough motivation even with a supercharger. This car wishes it was cooler than it actually is.

—Gabester, Devblog, 10 December 2012

In its original (and thus far only) development render, revealed on December 10, 2012, the Wendover was depicted as a four-door sedan. In the first vehicle poll on the forums, it came last, with three votes.[1] In the next poll, it came in seventh, with 16 votes.[3] On October 6, 2016, Gabester stated that the Wendover will use the same V6 engine and accompanying supercharger used in the Bruckell LeGran,[4] though it was not clarified whether it would use the 3.3 liter, 3.8 liter, or both.

Little was heard about the Wendover until August 21, 2018, when Gabester confirmed that the Wendover is still planned to be released.[5] On February 21, 2019, Gabester revealed that the Wendover's body style had been changed from a four-door sedan to a two-door coupe.[6] He cited the absence of front-wheel-drive coupes as well as the LeGran and Ibishu Pessima already filling the "1980s front-wheel-drive sedan" niche as reasons for the change.[6]

On October 27, 2019, Falkrum confirmed that the Wendover would not be the next car in-game.[7] The Cherrier Vivace was revealed on February 11, 2020.[8]

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Wendover appears to be named after the city of Wendover in Utah. The Pontiac Bonneville, a real-life car similar to the Wendover, is named after the Bonneville Salt Flats also located in Utah.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 BeamNG Forums: Which vehicle would you like to see in-game first? Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "poll" defined multiple times with different content
  2. BeamNG Forums: Voting for the next vehicle In-game?
  3. BeamNG Forums: Which vehicle would you like to see in-game next?
  4. BeamNG Forums: Bruckell LeGran
  5. BeamNG Forums: Unreleased vehicles?
  6. 6.0 6.1 BeamNG Forums: Update speculation thread
  7. BeamNG Forums: Update speculation thread
  8. Devblog: New Vehicle Reveal: The Cherrier Vivace
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