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Lab .001.

  • Test .001.: Happy Chinese New Year! We've got some engineers here from the Shanghai office to overhaul the Torq's all-electric drivetrain. Test it out and show 'em a good time, all right?
  • Test .001.: We've got some engineers here to overhaul the Torq's all-electric drivetrain. Test it out and show 'em a good time, all right?


  • Test .002.: All right, second verse, same as the first! Gotta make sure we have a decent pool of test results here.


  • Test .003.: Awesome! Working out some kinks in the motor for the back left wheel... give us another race and see if it seems fiddly.


  • Test .004.: Aw man, this is getting better and better! Go again! Go again!


  • Test .005.: All right, the Shanghai folks are saying "Race as if the legendary Nian-beast were nipping at your heels." So... go do that!
  • Test .005.: All right, the folks are saying "Race as if the legendary Nian-beast were nipping at your heels." So... go do that!


  • Test .006.: We're almost fully calibrated! One more race and this system'll be fully tuned-up!


  • Test .007.: Are you pumped? We're pumped. Let's test those 320 watt-hours of power against our in-house AI!

Lab .002.

  • Test .008.: Theoretically, we should be able to get 1,800 Nm of torque out of the Torq. That's almost twice as much as a Formula 1 racer! Let's see if you can push that limit.


  • Test .009.: Whoa... nice cornering there, buddy! Run another test, but, like... more sinuously.


  • Test .010.: How lucky are you feeling for this race? The Shanghai folks are feeling REALLY lucky -- it's the New Year, after all. Go make their day out there!
  • Test .010.: How lucky are you feeling for this race? Folks are feeling REALLY lucky. Go make their day out there!


  • Test .011.: WOOHOO! Man, that wasn't luck you had out there, that was SKILL! Go show us another run just like that last one!


  • Test .012.: Fantastic! We think you're really getting a handle on those high-tech controls. Show us one more!


  • Test .013.: So you've been using all that torque to steer AWAY from other cars... what if you steered TOWARDS them, instead? Like... for SCIENCE?


  • Test .014.: That last test was amazing! (Plus, you won us our side bet with the Shanghai office...) Now let's see if you can top yourself!
  • Test .014.: That last test was amazing! (Plus, you won us our side...) Now let's see if you can top yourself!


  • Test .015.: The Shanghai folks are pulling for prosperity in the New Year -- and we should be too! Race like you're worth a million bucks!
  • Test .015.: Folks are proud of you -- and we should be too! Race like you're worth a million bucks!


  • Test .016.: Okay, now, we need to see how the Torq handles right out of the box. No overclocking the electrical system this time 'round!


  • Test .017.: WOW. That Torq has a lot of torque! Which is probably why they CALL it a Torq... Anyway -- one last race, and then you go up against our AI!


  • Test .018.: Handling's tuned to the max, and we're ready for a head-to-head AI run! Go make us proud!

Lab .003.

  • Test .019.: This next test series is all about styling, streamlining, weight reduction... let's see if we can get the Torq up past 155 mph!


  • Test .020.: Put on your game face for this next test! You're faster than you think, y'know...


  • Test .021.: Our wind tunnel's busted, so we need to take some drag measurements in the field. Could you drift a bunch and see what happens?


  • Test .022.: The Shanghai guys've been cleaning up the R&D lab for the New Year. Go out there and give us a nice, clean race!
  • Test .022.: Guys have been cleaning up the R&D lab. Go out there and give us a nice, clean race!


  • Test .023.: We've been tinkering with the battery on the Torq and got some REAL pop out of it. Take it for a spin, and, um... let us know if anything explodes, okay?


  • Test .024.: ... So, any explosions in that last test, then? Great! Just like we TOTALLY always expected! Anyway, let's confirm those results with another run 'round the track.


  • Test .025.: This last run of tests let us shave POUNDS off our battery weight -- which means more speed! Show us how fast you can go!


  • Test .026.: One more test with the new, leaner battery -- this one's even tougher. Don't fall behind!


  • Test .027.: The Torq's light as a feather and raring to go -- but so is our AI! Let's see if you can take it down.


  • Test .028.: Now that we've got the Torq's weight reduced, we're fine-tuning the body design. Go out there and race as aerodynamically as you can!


  • Test .029.: The Shanghai folks hung up a diamond-shaped luck charm for the New Year, and we had a BRAINSTORM. The Torq's front end is now 17% more diamond-ey -- go test it!
  • Test .029.: We and the Shanghai folks had a BRAINSTORM producing a bunch of brilliant ideas. The Torq's front end is now 17% more diamond-y -- go test it!


  • Test .030.: You should be cutting through the track like a hot knife by now -- so we upped the challenge for this next test. Hope you're ready!


  • Test .031.: We ran, like, fifty different computer simulations on this rear spoiler, and no lie, it's a REALLY great spoiler. Help us test it!


  • Test .032.: The Torq's body is tuned to the limit -- one last test, and you'll square off against our AI!


  • Test .033.: Zero to 60 in 7 seconds, weight down to 1,000 kg... aw yeah, you're ready. Take on our AI and see what the Torq can do!

Lab .004.

  • Test .034.: For our last trick, we're makin' this baby fully autonomous. But don't worry; you can still race it yourself! Speaking of...


  • Test .035.: Great, great... you're on a roll here! Go out there and tear up that track -- and no holding back this time!


  • Test .036.: We gotta see whether the Torq's automated collision detection is better than a human's -- and buddy, you're that human. Go out and collide with some stuff!


  • Test .037.: Okay, we went over our notes, and "collision detection tests" apparently involve NOT hitting things quite so much. Just race the normal way this time!


  • Test .038.: We've got a lab-wide gift exchange coming up for Chinese New Year... and our gift to you is MORE TESTING! Surprise!
  • Test .038.: We've got a lab-wide gift exchange coming up... and our gift to you is MORE TESTING! Surprise!


  • Test .039.: [AUTOMATED RESPONSE: ENGINEERS OUT EXCHANGING YEAR-OF-THE-MONKEY GIFTS WITH SHANGHAI OFFICE. PLEASE INITIATE TEST PROTOCOL BETA-55.]
  • Test .039.: [AUTOMATED RESPONSE: ENGINEERS OUT. PLEASE INITIATE TEST PROTOCOL BETA-55.]


  • Test .040.: ... And we're back! Jun Mei in vehicle dynamics got me a really nice fruit basket... Anyway, back to human-run tests -- we've got a real tough one cooked up for you.


  • Test .041.: Now that we're making the Torq fully automated, we've got this one crazy idea in the hopper... We need you to run a few more laps to work out the kinks.


  • Test .042.: Good news: We've ripped out the windshield and replaced it with 360-degree computer monitors! Go test it in the field -- and show us some drifts!


  • Test .043.: Are the monitors working well? Great! We're nearly ready for another AI test, so give this one everything you've got!


  • Test .044.: It's the next-to-last AI race before the Torq's design is locked down! Make this one count -- we've got a BIG final test in the works...


  • Test .045.: For your final AI race, you'll be facing off against the Torq's OWN autonomous AI! And it won't go down without a fight... Better race a few laps to prepare.


  • Test .046.: You'll have to have your fundamentals down if you wanna beat the Torq's AI! Give us a run-through without using boosters.


  • Test .047.: The Torq's autonomous AI is totally open-source: Who KNOWS what tricks it may have up its sleeve? Better run another race, just to be sure.


  • Test .048.: There's no room for error when facing off against a computer-controlled car. Make sure this test runs absolutely PERFECTLY!


  • Test .049.: The Shanghai office is wishing you good fortune, both for the New Year and the AI race -- and we're all pulling for you too! Now, one last test run before the final showdown!
  • Test .049.: Now, one last test run before the final showdown!


  • Test .050.: It all comes down to this... John Henry versus the steam drill... human versus machine... you in the Torq versus the Torq's AI. May the best driver win!


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