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Oto Melara R 2.5 Gorgona

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:26 pm
by NT2C
I think I may need a couple of these: Oto Melara R 2.5 Gorgona

http://www.carstyling.ru/en/entry/Oto_M ... ages/3571/

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It's ugly, pretty impractical for my actual needs, and I love it. Permanent 4x4, armored against small arms, run flat tires, turbo diesel, amphibious, and optional remote control turret. What's not to love as a ZPAW vehicle? :awesome:

Re: Oto Melara R 2.5 Gorgona

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:37 pm
by RonnyRonin
Having daily driven a few <100HP diesels, I can tell you its not all its cracked up to be. Also from the chart its supercharged, not turbo'd. Couldn't say if that is better or worse, but I'd be willing to find out; assume less lag but I'm told they do rob some HP as well.

but if they had a wagon version I'd have a hard time saying no as well.

Re: Oto Melara R 2.5 Gorgona

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:18 pm
by NT2C
Okay, it's only a 95hp diesel, but I'm not planning to run the Indy 500 in it either. It's going to have good torque and should be able to handle a small off-road trailer with the right hitch, which would make it pretty versatile.

Re: Oto Melara R 2.5 Gorgona

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:23 am
by majorhavoc
Looks like the undercarriage at the extreme front and rear ends of the vehicle is designed to improve approach and departure angles.

Re: Oto Melara R 2.5 Gorgona

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:39 am
by JeeperCreeper
Reminds me of an armored AMC Eagle, I like it

Re: Oto Melara R 2.5 Gorgona

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:09 am
by flybynight
JeeperCreeper wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:39 am
Reminds me of an armored AMC Eagle, I like it
Is that a thing? :awesome: Pictures?

Re: Oto Melara R 2.5 Gorgona

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:06 pm
by JeeperCreeper
flybynight wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:09 am
JeeperCreeper wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:39 am
Reminds me of an armored AMC Eagle, I like it
Is that a thing? :awesome: Pictures?
Oh I meant that if an AMC Eagle were armored, it'd be this... Not that I'm aware of a tactical eagle, but it'd be sick if there were.

But... Since the AMC Eagle shares much of the guts with the early Jeep YJ's, the armored Jeeps in Jurassic Park 2 would be a good indication of style cues.

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Re: Oto Melara R 2.5 Gorgona

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:47 pm
by NT2C
majorhavoc wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:23 am
Looks like the undercarriage at the extreme front and rear ends of the vehicle is designed to improve approach and departure angles.
Both for that and for its amphibious capabilities.

Re: Oto Melara R 2.5 Gorgona

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:31 pm
by majorhavoc
NT2C wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:47 pm
majorhavoc wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:23 am
Looks like the undercarriage at the extreme front and rear ends of the vehicle is designed to improve approach and departure angles.
Both for that and for its amphibious capabilities.
That's right! Clearly inspired by 007's amphibious Lotus Esprit:

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Re: Oto Melara R 2.5 Gorgona

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:20 pm
by boskone
There's this bit in the back of my brain that always wants the impractical things.

It's screaming like a drunken death-metal band for this.

Re: Oto Melara R 2.5 Gorgona

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:46 pm
by NT2C
boskone wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:20 pm
There's this bit in the back of my brain that always wants the impractical things.

It's screaming like a drunken death-metal band for this.
I know, right? :awesome:

It's like Fiat tried to make Jeeps. Oh, wait... :ohdear: