The Chevrolet 3100 is a pickup model that came from the Chevrolet Advance Design Series of pickup trucks that spanned from 1947 to 1955, being eventually succeeded by the Chevrolet Task Force Series. The 3100 was also available in the Task Force Series, which mostly differed in visual styling and interior design, introducing the very first examples of wrap-around windshields, as well as an egg-create grille that replaced the Advanced Design's 5 bar horizontal grille. The Task Force Series ran from late 1955 (second series) through 1959.
The Advance Design and Task Force Series share internal parts, both had the option for a 235 cubic inch 3.9 litre Inline 6, as well as a 3 or 4 speed manual. The Task Force Series differed by offering a 3 speed hydramatic automatic transmission, while the Advance Design Series offered a 4 speed hydramatic automatic transmission. Throughout the span of the Advance Design Series, only Inline 6 engines of various powers were offered, but a V8 option of various power levels were introduced in the Task Force Series.
The Task Force Series was eventually succeeded by the Chevrolet C/K Series of trucks, and the 3100 was eventually discontinued.
Being the 5th vehicle introduced in the Porsche Update via a soft update, the Chevrolet 3100 is the class-C pickup variant, and is not to be confused with the Chevrolet 3100 Pickup which, despite its name, is actually a class-A monster truck. The Chevrolet 3100 is not available in the Windows platform. 30 are needed to unlock the 3100, and it starts at a rank of 13. Oil changes cost 275 each, and take 14 minutes to be completed.
The 3100 heavily differs from its monster truck variant in terms of visual appearance, instead of being from the Chevrolet Advance-Design Series, that of which the monster truck variant of the 3100 is based from, the body is based from the Chevrolet Task Force series of 3100 trucks. The pickup variant obviously forgoes the monster truck frame and tires, and is replaced with a more general purpose suspension setup for off-roading use. Its front end has a chrome bumper delete, to make way for its heavy duty chassis. Fog lights can be found on the roof, connected to a roll cage located on the flatbed of the pickup, where a fire extinguisher, 2 spare tires, and flatbed cooling fans is placed within the roll cage. Similar to the retrofitted Chevrolet C10, the 3100 has decal options that turn it into a heavily worn and rusted version of itself.
The Chevrolet 3100 is an oddity within its own archetype, departing from the usual performance traits most pickups have and leans more towards being a buggy with pickup qualities rather than a pickup. The 3100 has one of the strongest acceleration and drift-boosting power in its archetype, to which are its greatest assets, but also has low top speed, being more in line with buggies than pickups. It retains the heavy steering response present in the archetype, and is drifty. The drift radius is surprisingly good, being better than most pickups and buggies, and being more comparable to rally cars. The 3100 shares the Land Rover Defender's tendency to be "glued" to walls when it has collided with one, losing more speed than usual, and requiring more effort to remove it from the wall. Compared to other pickups, the 3100 seems a bit more stable when it comes to physics, and doesn't randomly clip as often as other pickups do.
The 3100 is restricted to Level 20 without any use of rank up tools, where it is arguably at its strongest. It is essentially a straight upgrade to the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, and can actually threaten the Level 25 Nissan Titan XD and Ford Super Duty F-450 Platinum. The 3100's top speed is actually higher than the Silverado 2500 HD, but is much quicker off the line and also has better turn in. The 3100 can actually knock opponents down at the start of AI races very easily, SUVs, most pickups, as well some slow accelerating rally cars and muscle cars can be knocked down to extend the nitro, and by using the tail-end of the 3100, a drift-boost is possible, giving an even bigger advantage. The 3100 is an underrated choice in multiplayer, the acceleration can help prevent it from being knocked down at the start by monster trucks, the long nitro top speed is comparable to the Mini All4Racing X-Raid's long nitro top speed at Level 20, but has much better airspeed capabilities, and more weight. There are still drawbacks, such as its lackluster nitro duration, nitro recharge rate, and sluggish steering response present with all pickups in the game, in addition to knockdowns at the start being much harder to pull off. The 3100 should be used only if the driver can manage the boost, and can gain airspeed properly, otherwise the X-Raid is the easier but still effective choice for multiplayer.
At Level 50, the Chevrolet 3100's top speed disparity is at its most extreme here, but is also where its acceleration is at its best. It is quite similar in playstyle compared to the Lynx DCC 2016-J. The 3100's overall acceleration and drift-boosting benefits is not as good as the DCC, but has higher top speed and airspeed. Although it is possible for the 3100 to rival the Lynx on tracks like Dry Plains and Himalayan Mountains, the worse acceleration and steering response makes good starts very difficult to pull off correctly, often times causing a lot of slowdown as a result. Steering while airborne is noticeably worse for the 3100, making mid air adjustments difficult to pull off, and since the nitro power isn't as instantaneous as the DCC, the 3100 is sometimes unable to take shortcuts the DCC is capable of taking (Ex: Jumping over the 1st barrier on Mountain Village, causing even more time loss. Typically, the 3100 will be 1-2 seconds off the pace of the DCC, but can go toe-to-toe on tracks where extreme acceleration is not a deciding factor.
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* when using the Land Rover Defender as 100 % benchmark
The 3100's top speed and airspeed is higher than the likes of buggies, but is below average compared to other pickups, especially the Chevrolet Colorado Z71. The extra top speed gained from using the Extra Tank is beneficial for pickups if the driver can put it to good use, and can cut a second or more off of lap time. The 3100 is viable for multiplayer at level 50, but not to the same level as the Lynx. It will not get up to speed as quickly as the X-Raid or the Lynx, and is much harder to drive than both due to its heavier steering response, and less reliable performance. It still can be a threat on tracks where the Lynx excels in, Urban Playground, and Dry Plains being a few examples, but is also still a poor choice on Svalbard and Coachella Valley, where SUVs, Rally Cars and Muscle Cars are better choices.
The Chevrolet 3100 can be somewhat useful for Limited Time Events if the driver doesn't have the Lynx or Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS available, or if they for some reason don't want to use those options in the first place. It is much harder to drive the 3100 well, but if a good run is performed on the right track, it is possible to be one of the fastest vehicles there is. The 3100 also comes in handy when the Lynx is not available for a championship, namely the championship events related to the BMW X6.
While the 3100 does have decent performance at maximum level, it is better to keep it at Level 20, where it retains its strengths but doesn't struggle from top speed as much. It is better to fully upgrade either the Polaris or the DCC for level 50, as they are much stronger alternatives for multiplayer and limited time events. Note that the 3100 also requires the most rank up tools of any car in the game, needing 53 whereas C-class cars need 49 and D class cars need 51.
|Chevrolet 3100 Blueprint – Last checked: Jul 3, 2021|
Rarity: Class C
Vehicle: Chevrolet 3100 (30 to build, 12 to overclock)
Availability: Boxes, Black Market
The Chevrolet 3100 is not required for any Stars Star goals in the career mode.