|Released:||2003 (with custom graphics: 2012)|
|Engine specs:||V8 turbo, 3000cc|
|Torque peak at:||10250rpm|
|Max horsepower (est.):||253HP|
|Flat track top speed:||218mph|
|Real top speed :||218mph|
|Performance data refers to BB 1.1 version unless the car is for 1.0 versions only.|
The Melange XGT-88 is, from all custom cars, arguably the best known and most widely deployed in competitions, and is among the favourite cars of a number of racers. Developed by Alan Rotoi, it was released in February 19th of 2003. The Melange has long been considered the third of the IMSA sibling cars with near-official status, and on track, it is close, but not identical, to the original IMSA cars in terms of speed, acceleration and handling - but with one additional feature : a remarkable potential for magic carpets. As for visuals, the Melange mixes features from a number of cars, having the body of the NSX paired to the LM-002 dashboard fitted with a convenient digital speedometer. With the availability of stressed, though, it became possible to implement Alan Rotoi's original concept for the car; and a graphical update performed by CTG was released in December 2012.
Top Speed: 218 mph
Gear max. speed:
Power Gear: none
Acceleration (automatic transmission test):
0-60 mph: 3.55 secs.
0-100 mph: 6.1 secs.
0-180 mph: 21.45 secs.
(data taken from Alan Rotoi's readme for the car)