Author Topic: What about car names?  (Read 3072 times)

Speedevil

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As you know, all the cars use placeholder names at the moment, and I think it would be better if they had actual names once the game is released.
So far, there are a few cars that already have a name that isn't used in the menu. We've got the Detroit Superior ZS (American 1), the Genk Sprint V6 (European 2) and the American 2 is simply called Automobile. So I thought we could post our suggestions for the names.

I think the American 2 could be called Detroit Automobile.
Now every American car in the game is based on a GM car, so they could all be manufactured by Detroit, but that would be a bit boring. The American 2 is more or less a Buick Skylark and Oldsmobile Cutlass fusion. Both cars were assembled in Framingham, MA. It doesn't sound like a good name though. However the Cutlass was also produced in Fremont, CA, and that sounds pretty good, so maybe they could call it Fremont something. Now I don't have any idea for a model name, so I don't know.

The American 4 looks a lot like the American 1 too, so I think it could still be called Detroit something. Maybe Detroit Pheonix, but that's really unimaginative.

The European 1 seems to be based on a Fiat 850. It could be called Turini, since that's where Fiat headquarters are located. I have no idea for a model name, but somebody mentioned Paprika as a nod to the Pepper and Chili from Flatout since those are all small European cars, and that could be pretty funny.

The European 3 seems to be based on the first generations of Ford Escort. The first gen was produced in Genk, and even though the car looks more like a second gen, it could still be called Genk something.

And finally, the Asian 1 is a C10 Skyline. Nissan's HQ are located in Yokohama, so that could be a good manufacturer name. Maybe you could call the car Sunray, as another nod to the Flatout series.

And that's it. As you may have noticed, I like the idea of cities as manufacturer names. Feel free to post your own ideas.

Tero

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I'm liking these ideas!

On the same note, I would like to ask your opinion of a naming concept I've been pondering:

How would you like if the cars were named after their body type and year of production?

For example Asian 1 would then be named like:

1972 Coupé

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Sounds fair!

Orbotnive T

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I'm liking these ideas!
How would you like if the cars were named after their body type and year of production?

For example Asian 1 would then be named like:

1972 Coupé


I had a post lined up for here and quit it earlier. To say that escort's a proper MkI and I didn't really care about the names as much as tweaking the game mechanic and adding content however..

That type of naming system would be grand  :D It is over and above what there is now yet not subjective. That sounds great!

Speedevil

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I'm liking these ideas!

On the same note, I would like to ask your opinion of a naming concept I've been pondering:

How would you like if the cars were named after their body type and year of production?

For example Asian 1 would then be named like:

1972 Coupé


Seems pretty good too. But I think it would be easier to remember actual names rather than body types and years. I mean, if somebody on the internet asked you whether he should buy the '72 Coupé or the '70 Coupé (European 2), you won't really understand which cars he's talking about unless you know them by heart. The same happens with the current names, as I always need to remember when the cars were released in order to know how they're called.

But in the end, since there most likely won't be a very high amount of cars, I guess it could still work fine.

findRED

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I like speedevil's original idea better than just "72 coupe"

Or a single nick name for each car would work as well like in the flatout series.

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I'm liking these ideas!

On the same note, I would like to ask your opinion of a naming concept I've been pondering:

How would you like if the cars were named after their body type and year of production?

For example Asian 1 would then be named like:

1972 Coupé


Hmmmm....

*checks calendar* Nope it's not April 1st yet.  LOL

I'm gonna have to say that my preference is that the cars be given just a model name or a make and model name.
Maybe I'll have some suggestions on Friday.   ;D

conso1727

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If I remember correctly some of the cars have names on their back, like the European 2 named "Genk", I guess it will be the final name?

Mopower

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On the subject to naming the cars after cities. Maybe these cities could have our fictional race tracks and stadiums?

You know, then you could just drive there... I don't know about driving across the atlantic, but I'm sure we could pretend the continents are much smaller and just one small continent connected.
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Azhurel

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Why not both? The Year and Make/Model? That'd be best in my opinion. I've always disliked how years are never in video game cars. For example GTA V has the Declasse Tornado. Why can't it be 1958 Declasse Tornado?
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Orbotnive T

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How about naming them by the type of drive. For instance

american 1: grippy
amercan 2: floaty
amercan 3: slidey
american 4: muscley
Euro 1: tiny
Euro 2: tidy
Euro 3: rally
Asian1: revvy






Sounds like April

Speedevil

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How about naming them by the type of drive. For instance

american 1: grippy
amercan 2: floaty
amercan 3: slidey
american 4: muscley
Euro 1: tiny
Euro 2: tidy
Euro 3: rally
Asian1: revvy






Sounds like April

I feel like slidey fits Asian 1 more.  :P

CFodder

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I'm liking these ideas!

On the same note, I would like to ask your opinion of a naming concept I've been pondering:

How would you like if the cars were named after their body type and year of production?

For example Asian 1 would then be named like:

1972 Coupé

Much better than Euro 1, 2 etc :)

St. Jimmy

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I'm liking these ideas!

On the same note, I would like to ask your opinion of a naming concept I've been pondering:

How would you like if the cars were named after their body type and year of production?

For example Asian 1 would then be named like:

1972 Coupé


I think there should be some nickname between the and 1972 Coupé.
Couldn't you use Hakosuka or just Hako for the Skyline? I read that it's fan made name so it's a nickname that likely isn't trademarked or anything? Something like that would be pretty cool.

Hakosuka 1972 Coupé
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HyperXHyperX

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I think the American 2 could be called Detroit Automobile.

Maybe Detroit Pheonix, but that's really unimaginative.


The Phoenix one is a mothertrucking neat suggestion, but calling a car Automobile is the epitome of being unimaginative.

I really like this suggestion as well:
Hakosuka 1972 Coupé


My suggestions, based on the input of others:

AM1 = Detroit Superior ZS
AM2 = Chelios Impaler 0-5
AM3 = Sabre Chaser 68'
AM4 = Detroit Phoenix Reborn

EU1 = Torino Piccolo S
EU2 = Genk Sprint V6
EU3 = Lord Cavalier Mk III

AS1 = Yoko Hakosuka GT-x


And yeah, the name for the EU3 is bad, but I couldn't come up with something better at the moment...