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gofast182
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Hood pic - I'm gonna say it... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-19-2014 06:49
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The vent, with a concentric seam around it, right next to what appears to be a 90 degree drop...just looks like ugly design work. The concepts didn't have those elements and while the mule had vents (probably out of necessity), the drop didn't seem to be there. Hopefully it makes more sense in the right light and in seeing the whole car. From this pic they could've done better for a production exotic and made it flow more. May be a nit pick but I had to say it.
Don't get me wrong I've been very bullish and anticipatory of this car over the past few years and am still looking forward to it and what it can do for the brand.

Potenza
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Re: Hood pic - I'm gonna say it... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-20-2014 11:19
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gofast182 wrote:
The vent, with a concentric seam around it, right next to what appears to be a 90 degree drop...just looks like ugly design work. The concepts didn't have those elements and while the mule had vents (probably out of necessity), the drop didn't seem to be there. Hopefully it makes more sense in the right light and in seeing the whole car. From this pic they could've done better for a production exotic and made it flow more. May be a nit pick but I had to say it.
Don't get me wrong I've been very bullish and anticipatory of this car over the past few years and am still looking forward to it and what it can do for the brand.

I wasn't going to be the first to say it, but I agree; the vents are a step backwards from the concept - like an added afterthought instead of being well integrated into the hood stamping. For that matter, the headlights are a step backwards too, adopting the rest of the lineup's chrome insect-eye treatment instead of the more futuristic and upscale look of the concept.

I guess that's concept-to-production for ya; though call me naive, I thought this might be one car that would actually improve from the concept, given the passion and money and hoopla thrown at it over years of buildup.

sadlerau
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Re: Hood pic - I'm gonna say it... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-20-2014 12:11
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Yes it is a surprise to see that vent, but I'm sure there is a good reason for it's incorporation. As for the angularity of the bodywork around it, I bet it is due to aerodynamic considerations [such as creating very low pressure to extract heated air?]

Rolled, any info??

RolledaNsx
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Re: Hood pic - I'm gonna say it... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-20-2014 13:11
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sadlerau wrote:
Yes it is a surprise to see that vent, but I'm sure there is a good reason for it's incorporation. As for the angularity of the bodywork around it, I bet it is due to aerodynamic considerations [such as creating very low pressure to extract heated air?]

Rolled, any info??



More like a designer making it unique in his eyes(he thinks it makes it beautiful).

fatbloke
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Re: Hood pic - I'm gonna say it... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-21-2014 03:46
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I'm going to wait until I can actually see it properly!
NickDC5
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Re: Hood pic - I'm gonna say it... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-21-2014 13:31
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I love the vents. I love all of it.
DrWhiner
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Re: Hood pic - I'm gonna say it... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-22-2014 17:08
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from another angle



 
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