Comic 340 - 19 - GB MR2119

19th Apr 2021, 12:00 AM in Microraptor
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19 - GB MR2119
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Microraptor 19th Apr 2021, 12:00 AM edit delete
Microraptor
On April 19th, 6:13 pm, on a country road near Gernsbeck, the car with the license plate number GB MR2119, a purple Hase 800 Coupe, suddenly spun out of control and crashed.

The two occupants (Isaak Blauback and Calliope Calabrini) died at the crash scene.

They left behind a daughter, who at that time was in the custody of a babysitter.

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Jeremy7 19th Apr 2021, 12:13 AM edit delete reply
Jeremy7
Welp. That escalated steadily.
Microraptor 19th Apr 2021, 11:39 AM edit delete reply
Microraptor
Yup.

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Stilldown 19th Apr 2021, 3:28 AM edit delete reply
Stilldown
Spontenaous new design. As the door with the wheel cutout isn't a reardoor as suspected, it must be a frontdoor built in reverse, which is only possible if we have a rare Frontlenker Coupe. It is also obvious that the car must have frontdrive. Placing the engine seems difficult, so I go for a midengine concept (explains the exhaust pipe dissapearing into the floor panel) with the engine placed sideways behind the rearseats, making it a twoseater. Very avantgarde! Looking at the back axle construction, I am not surprised that the car crashed. If this was in 1979, the designer might be released from jail meanwhile...

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Microraptor 19th Apr 2021, 12:23 PM edit delete reply
Microraptor
That's certainly a very unusual design!
It seems that there isn't much of a crumble zone at the front - no wonder Isaak and Calliope ended up dead!
Maybe Hase Automobiles is sorta the "ToyCo for cars", in the sense that their products often end up to be ridiculously dangerous or otherwise rather flawed and ill-advised? (Their CEO is all too similar to Bettina Timmy anyway...)
Stilldown 19th Apr 2021, 3:17 PM edit delete reply
Stilldown
Quite possible! Forward control plus saloon rearend is an extremely rear combination - I can't think of any serial car right now that had this feature. But there are some insanely, much weirder elements in the construction... (I'll change to the shooting break anytime.)
PD: Short wheelbase = very bad directional stability at higher speed
WynautWarrior 19th Apr 2021, 9:17 AM edit delete reply
WynautWarrior
Holy crap. Again, need to catch up on Cryptida.
Microraptor 19th Apr 2021, 1:23 PM edit delete reply
Microraptor
Yes, "holy crap" - that's the reaction I was going for!

And I can only repeat: Binging Cryptida is highly encouraged! ;-D
lirvilas 19th Apr 2021, 6:37 PM edit delete reply
lirvilas
wasn't this the plot of one of those french "tricolor" films (I think it was Blue)?
Microraptor 19th Apr 2021, 6:57 PM edit delete reply
Microraptor
I am not familiar with that movie. I was rather thinking a bit of the common "child gets dramatically and/or mysteriously orphaned" trope, e.g. like Harry Potter or Bruce Wayne.