Friday, November 1, 2013

Styx Special Mark III - Unlimited Luxury

Luxury, Xtra-Heavy Chassis, Heavy Suspension, 200 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr) (12dp), 6 gal. dueling tank (8dp), 4 FP-Radial-Solid Tires (11dp), Driver (no equip); Laser (pulse) in UM turret, MD (10/reg), PS (25/reg) part of the Styx Laser Paint Array, laser battery, IFE, HRSWC, Active Suspension, spoiler & airdam, HD-antilock brakes, HD shocks, Overdrive, safety seat, no-paint tinted windshield, LDR, radar, radar detector, radar jammer, surge protector, 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L): smoke linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T; covering tires of those sides as well) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 5 total links, 32 pts total for Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (you choose where), 9 pts LRFP Component Armor each around (a) PP & gas tank [6 spaces] and (b) driver [2 sp.], no cargo space, 158 pts sloped LRFP Plastic Armor: F 30 B 30 R 32 L 32 T 19 U 15; HC 5 (6 over 60), Acc. 20 (10 overdrive), Top 95 (overdrive 115), Pwr 34, Range 204, 6599.2 lbs., $77,955.00

Options - Minedropper loads can be switched out.

Original 2059 Design  - Luxury (Streamlined), Xhvy Ch., Hvy.-Active Sus., 200 cid (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr), 6 gal Dueling Tank (8DP), 4 SD-Steel-FP-Radial Tires, Driver (blended BA); Laser (Pulse) in UM turret, laser battery, cyberlink, safety seat, spoiler & airdam, active suspension, ABS-HD brakes, HD shocks, Overdrive, surge protector, tinted-no paint windshield, LDR, Long Range Radar, Radar Detector, Radar Jammer, 7 oil/smoke dischargers, panic-button link for all dischargers, 4 bumper triggers, 2 10 pt. WG rear, 10 pt. WH all tires, 10 pts. RPFP CA each around driver & PP & turret weapon; [some missing component that costs $1500 and weighs 165lbs with no space]; 163 pts. Sloped RPFP Plastic armor: F30 B30 R35 L35 T18 U15; HC 5 (6 over 60), Acc. 20 (10 overdrive), Top 105 (overdrive 125), 6597 lbs., $111,159

Weapon Switch Options 
  • GG (10/reg) + 10 pts armor; 6597 lbs, $98,827;
  • VMG (20/explosive) remove 5 pts armor, 6597 lbs, $91,067 [can probably remove the Laser Battery in this case: replace with 1 HR, same weight & space, save $300; or use 1 space for 100 lbs cargo if you're on roadtrip]

Design Notes - This was in my draft pile dated Oct 15, 2009, and is obviously a version of this clunky turkey, the Styx Special Mark II 2059.  The original car is terrible.  Just terrible.  For some reason, I thought "long range radar" had any value, despite adding weight (which I'm normally stingy with spending).  With even that added, I can't seem to find a missing $1590165 lbs (my final data has this at $109,659, 6432 lbs).  It's so terrible that I couldn't even put it as the first entry (my normal MO).

I do like the pulsed Laser - 3d+3 for 500 lbs, the best around - but I wonder if it's an effective weapon given the smoke that will be flyin' in high ticket duels.

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