Somebody who knows more about this subject should probably tweak these stats!
All car costs are Fantastic.
The Performance attribute indicates how maneuverable a car is. When performing maneuvers against another car, Drivers get a bonus (or penalty) equal to the difference of the two cars' Performance ratings.
|Era||Name||Year||Speed (mph)||Performance||Stress Capacity||Notes|
|Beginnings||Cugnot steam wagon||1769||Terrible||Terrible|||
|Beginnings||Benz Patent Motorwagen||1885||Poor||Terrible|||
|Brass Era||Ford Model T||1908||Poor (45)||Poor||||$800|
|Brass Era||Mercer Raceabout||1910||Average (90)||Poor|||
|Vintage||Bugatti Type 35||1924||Fair (109)||Mediocre|||
|Vintage||Ford Model A||1927||Mediocre (65)||Mediocre||||$350 - $500|
|Pre-War||Ford Model B ("Deuce coupe")||1932||Average (90)||Average|||
|Pre-War||MG T series||1936||Average (88)||Average|||
|Pre-War||Volkswagen Beetle||1938||Fair (115)||Average|||
Post-war cars would continue in this vein.
I came up with this chart using the following formula. For each era, I increased the speed and performance one step on the ladder. Sports cars are often two steps above their common counterparts in speed.