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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.
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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; work will be started once the [[Gavril Bluebuck]] is in-game. It will be the last car added to the game from the original vehicle poll.
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==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. Its ancient cast-iron V6 is barely enough motivation even with a supercharger. This car wishes it was cooler than it actually is.
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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.
 
|author = Gabester
 
|author = Gabester
 
|source = BeamNG Dev Blog
 
|source = BeamNG Dev Blog
 
|date  = 10 December 2012
 
|date  = 10 December 2012
 
|link  = http://blog.beamng.com/soliad-wendover/
 
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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>BeamNG Forums: [https://www.beamng.com/threads/360/ Which vehicle would you like to see in-game first?]</ref> and then in sixth 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 were 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>
This car is currently not in-game; work will be started once the [[Gavril Bluebuck]] is in-game. It will be the last car added to the game from the original vehicle poll.  
 
 
 
Sometime around April/May 2017, the development thread for the Wendover was deleted due to a server bug around that time that scrambled the first few posts in older threads. Development of the Wendover has not been cancelled, as Gabester has recently mentioned plans to release the Wendover, during which he also revealed that it will share the same V6 and optional supercharger as the [[Bruckell LeGran]]:
 
 
 
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|quote  = Yes, [the engine pictured above is] a V6. There will be supercharger options (not pictured) for the V6. ... The V6 (and optional supercharger) will be used in the Wendover too.
 
|author = Gabester
 
|source = Bruckell LeGran Official Thread
 
|date  = 06 October 2016
 
|link  = https://www.beamng.com/threads/bruckell-legran.282/page-35#post-457278
 
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However, it is worth noting that while the Wendover will share some components with the Legran, It will not be a copy of the Legran.  The Wendover is planned to be a full-sized car, being larger than the mid-sized LeGran.
 
 
 
  
More recently, in 2018 [https://www.beamng.com/threads/unreleased-vehicles.57311/#post-912094 Gabester reiterated that the Wendover is not cancelled], following a series of forum threads inquiring about its status, or falsely claiming the car had been cancelled.
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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 now be created in the form of a coupe rather than the original sedan style, possibly confirming its eventual implementation, which may occur after the Gavril Bluebuck is released.<ref name="coupe"/>
  
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 2/27/19, [https://www.beamng.com/threads/update-speculation-thread.20246/page-733#post-999627 Gabester confirmed that the Wendover will now be a coupe instead of a sedan], picturing the former body style, which can be seen above.
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"I think at this point I can say that the Bluebuck just went in-game, and is being worked on by multiple people. Also, we've decided that the Wendover will become a coupe, since we don't have any FWD coupes and I think everyone's had their fill of 80s FWD sedans by now :p
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==Further Information==
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*[[Official Content]]
 
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Revision as of 07:59, 7 June 2019

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Soliad Wendover, as it had appeared in 2012

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; work will be started once the Gavril Bluebuck is in-game. It will be the last car added to the game from the original vehicle poll.

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.

—Gabester, BeamNG Dev Blog, 10 December 2012

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,[1] and then in sixth place with sixteen votes,[2] 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 were already a handful of sedans in the game may also have contributed to this delay.[3] Even so, the vehicle is still planned to be released at some point.[4]

In 2016, it was reported that the Wendover will share the same V6 engine as the Bruckell LeGran.[5] However, neither of the vehicles were confirmed to be identical to each other otherwise. Finally, in 2019, Gabester confirmed that the Wendover will now be created in the form of a coupe rather than the original sedan style, possibly confirming its eventual implementation, which may occur after the Gavril Bluebuck is released.[3]


Further Information

References

See Also