Beatbox

  • Download count 452
  • Unique foldername gtc_beatbox
  • Skin for
  • Based on DreamKaster’s Wacky R/Cs
  • Release date 2022-05-08
  • Version from
  • Version
  • RVW-ID 32933
  • Category
  • Score
    94/100 (10 votes)
  • Unconventional car?
  • Construction Original
  • Engine Glow
  • Transmission 4WD
  • Top speed 35 mph
  • Total weight 2.6 kg
  • Acceleration m/s²
  • Construction
  • Track difficulty
  • Track length m
  • Reverse version available?
  • Time trial times available?
  • Practice mode star available?

    Get ready for an experience out of this world in your ears with this music powered, Cadillac inspired truck.
    I've been listening for music way to long, and i really wanted to express my love to it in something, so why not making a stanced land boat with dark purple colors and a flashy livery with a pair of subwofers exposed on the rear?

    This big chunk of metal is fast, has a good stability and can obliterate most of the Advanced class cars in acceleration, but that's only to compesate for it's clumsiness in turning and having a small chance of flipping while driving with an active battery.

    Includes a custom aerial that resembles sound waves.

    Paintkit included btw.


3 comments on “Beatbox

  1. The description is accurate for how the car handles, stable, fast and slightly clumsy for what it is, but the aesthetic and performance, as well for it’s presentation is phenomenal. The model mixed with it’s texture job is just absolute chef’s kiss. This one of your more original fun cars, Ghoster, and I approve of it.

    And especially the aerial was made to be like floating soundwaves from the ‘speakers’ at the back – pretty clever. I don’t like the engine sound for it though, it could be better but I suppose a beefy blasting SUV kinda requires one to get moving fast so, subjective taste really. And while it can flip using the battery, it is still very stable with it.

    Overall, I love this car personally, and a great addition to RVGL as a car mod.

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  2. A new music-themed car around. Very nice, not enough of them around! Beatbox fits into its theme with ase as well – everything about it makes you want to listen to some tunes from those subwoofers. Base car choice was spot on, early 00s Escalade may well be iconic in the context at this point. Visually it’s easy five stars. The car is much more modern than vanilla ones, and yet it fits the game. Body has nice proportions and well-made textures, with monotonic but still good features. It also has small inlets on the sides, housing what I presume to be shocks – an eye-catching detail when you look at the car in the selection menu. I especially like the pink glow the bodywork has in sunlight, giving it much more depth and ethereal feel.

    And then there’s the backside, oh dear. Modelling and texturing is just as good here as on the rest of the sides, but there’s the addition of “aerials” imitating soundwaves. Admittedly, because they’re aerials, they behave like one and didn’t strike me as very nciely done at first. Then I set off and the idea became clear – they may look like cotton flapping about while driving, but if you’re willing to add some imagination to your eyesight, then they become one with the car and make driving all the better.

    Ah, yes, driving. Beatbox is a good car here as well. Exceptional acceleration is a marketed feature, and it’s accurate – it *will* obliterate others at the very start. At 55-56 kph, top speed isn’t too shabby either – in fact, those figures would place it at the cutting edge of Advanced rating. But then there’s the weight and suspension. And oh boy, you will feel the weight. Not in a bad way, mind you – it’s just noticeable. First of all, suspension is very firm and provides literally zero body roll. Coupled with low ride height it gives off a brick-like vibe, but that brick is suspiciously nimble. “Clumsiness in turning” is a bit of an undersell IMO, because as long as you plan your moves and gel with the rigid nature of the car, you’ll have no problems navigating most turns. Yes, you will die in very narrow passages, but that’s not a problem thanks to raw speed of the car. It sticks to the ground and does what you ask it to, and doesn’t even flinch under fire – so you’re covered on that front as well.

    Beatbox is a shoe-in for anyone enjoying those cars that are quirky enough to make driving an interesting experience, without going all-in on the conceptual side of things. Only major flaw I can find in it is the fact that while custom engine sound is less tiring than the usual V8-like growl, I think it still could be better. After a few races I found the sound overwhelming, and I’d prefer something less distinct from vanilla Glow sound. But hey, that’s just me. It’s still a great, enjoyable vehicle.

    Pros:
    – Interesting execution of the soundwave concept
    – Brick that is technically a brick, but doesn’t drive like one
    – Top-end params for the rating, balanced by quirks in the handling
    – Very sturdy under fire

    Cons:
    – Weight and low steering ratio make navigating the tightest turns a bit of a challenge
    – Soundwaves only look good when you’re moving forwards
    – Engine sound may be tiring after a while
    – … and I do struggle to find a fourth one

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