Having now watched the Jay Leno video, I want this car more than ever! I couldn’t imagine the feeling of driving something like this with a little over 100hp yet over 1000 ft-lbs of torque!! It must be one of the most unique driving experiences possible! And the hilarity of the T10 adding “boiler” upgrades to this car in place of traditional mods would be awesome!
However, with Jay’s car being modified, if they were to add this car, where are they going to find a properly original Vanderbilt Racer to scan & add specs from?
Honestly I have no idea, I know there’s some very niche online groups who are dedicated to preserving and restoring these types of cars in private hands but something like an actual Vanderbilt would be insanely hard to find.
The best bet would either be trying to hunt down a Museum with one in their possession or trying to convince an incredibly wealthy collector to cooperate.
In all honesty though I wouldn’t even mind if we got a more modern replica instead of an original, the concept of being able to drive a Steam Car ingame is so unique and out of reach for 99% of players that not having it completely original wouldn’t be too much of a drawback if it made it a possibility.
True! Or quite frankly just use Jay’s car! Now that I think about it, I’m sure he could explain all the mods he did & the little changes in how the car would have looked or performed before these mods.