[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Just a bit of Civic 5-door trim info and some Next-gen CR-V News
More.......................
Spied on the Street! 2018 Acura RDX(?) mule?
More.......................
All-New 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Arrives This Fall in North America, 180hp "Sport" Trim on the way
More.......................
Honda Sets New Car and Truck Sales Records as American Honda Reports July Sales
More.......................
Civic 5-doors spotted in transport in England
More.......................
Acura NSX GT3 Program Progressing with Surprise Public Test Debut Slated for Mid-Ohio
More.......................
Acura Announces NSX GT3 updates via conference call today
More.......................
Just a bit of Civic 5-door trim info
More.......................
General Talk --> Re: Toyota 86 = classic?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Mag Wheels
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: My experience with the latest Takata Recall (so far)
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: True Honda Civic Enthusiasts - Video
Join Discussion......
RDX --> RDX Driving Impressions
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: IndyCar - 2016 Texas
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: California passes toughest greenhouse gas emission curbs
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda WR-V?
Join Discussion......
CR-V --> Re: Picked up a '16 CR-V
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> New-vehicle quality in Japan continues to improve
Join Discussion......
CR-V --> Re: 2017 CR-V RS
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Right Hand Drive Markets
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> 2000s Formula Cars vs Prototypes
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: 2018 Camry.
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: 1990s Formula Cars vs Prototypes
Join Discussion......
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
TOV Video: 2017 Honda Ridgeline ride along
Read Article....................
2017 Honda Ridgeline PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
First Drive: 2017 Acura NSX(!)
Read Article....................
2017 Acura NSX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
TOV Video: Guy Melville-Brown talks about the 2016 Civic Coupe design
Read Article....................

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
TOV Forums > 4th Generation TL > > Re: Acura TL Coupe Rendering

Go to:

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

Thread Page - [1]
Author
  Post New Thread
CJT
Profile for CJT
Acura TL Coupe Rendering    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-03-2011 11:41
Reply to This Message Attach Quote to Reply
What do you guys think of this Acura TL Coupe rendering?



Larger version available here
NealX
Profile for NealX
Re: Acura TL Coupe Rendering    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-03-2011 12:01
Reply to This Message Attach Quote to Reply
I think it's fine to look at as a retouch. But since it's not at all the route they'd go for a "blank slate" coupe I don't see the point.
It would be like me rendering a 3-door Fit...
revvin
Profile for revvin
Re: Acura TL Coupe Rendering    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-03-2011 17:31
Reply to This Message Attach Quote to Reply
Neal wrote:
I think it's fine to look at as a retouch. But since it's not at all the route they'd go for a "blank slate" coupe I don't see the point.
It would be like me rendering a 3-door Fit...




yep. coulda had some fun with it, like the legend versus legend coupe.

not feeling the hofmeister dink either, needs to be cleaned up.
lexusgs
Profile for lexusgs
Re: Acura TL Coupe Rendering    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-03-2011 20:05
Reply to This Message Attach Quote to Reply
If Acura does a coupe it is going to have to be a lot more different then just a TL minus 2 doors and some very minor styling cues being different. Your version is just too plain and more like a 2 door TL then something sleek and a good looking 2 door like a G37 coupe, A5, or 3 series coupe. Your photoshop does look clean and well integrated but something like that will suffer from it being too similar to the sedan and buyers would see no real reason to get the coupe. The CL was too conservative and its sales quickly tapered off and it was killed. In order to be successful at marketing a coupe it has to be really good looking and have its own styling and look or else buyers will just go for the sedan.
Fan Koni
Profile for Fan Koni
Re: Acura TL Coupe Rendering    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-03-2011 20:20
Reply to This Message Attach Quote to Reply
If you give it some harshness of the HSV 10 - it would help.
CJT
Profile for CJT
Re: Acura TL Coupe Rendering    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-04-2011 02:15
Reply to This Message Attach Quote to Reply
The Hof kink was rounded off to match the more rounded shape of the doors. I didn't really spend too much time on this, just a few hours to give the feeling of a TL coupe.

I agree it would take more than this, the whole shape of the car would need to be more compact and sportier. The real selling point would have to be in performance though, because anyone looking at the coupe obviously wants the sportier alternative to the sedan.
 
Thread Page - [1]
Go to:
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2014 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
mobile: 0