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  1. energy88

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    Thanks for posting.

    Hospitals, schools, and places I have worked are slowly being relegated to memories in photos.

    Early in my career when I worked for Ford, I would go into that building about once a week. What I remember are the many offices of the big wigs, each decorated more trendy and fashionably than the one next to it. I also remember seeing clay models of TVs when Ford owned Philco. But the best part was the "junkyard" out back with discarded prototypes of cars that had been given the axe or competitors' cars acquired for study.
     
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    That car needed a throwback hood scoop, splitter exhaust and red line tires at the very least.
     
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    Maybe they will give you some of the old bricks and you can design a Ford around them! :D
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    Not sure we’re being copied, but yes many are getting into that space. Small delivery vehicles are becoming a ‘thing’ now.
    And the most efficient shape is indeed a box. How many ways can you shape a box?
    We’re going to find out sooner than later.
     
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    #10734 energy88, Sep 16, 2020 at 9:33 AM
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    My comment from the Japanese car thread about an hour ago:

    ShineKen said:
    I think it’s butt ugly. I might be in the majority.

    To me, it's not ugly, ugly but looks like this was purposely made "plain Jane." My thinking is that the operative words in the article "early glance" and "preview" and "concept" are merely decoy words to keep the actual design under wraps until release. To me, what is shown in the article might be a disguised "test mule" cloaked using a retro theme.

    In most cases, an actual production car is disappointing versus a concept version. Witness what happened with the Supra. In the case of the Z, let's hope that the actual car is NOT worse than the concept.
     
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    Better than a lot of the recent Nissan design efforts but that is a bar so low that it doesn't say much.

    This, like too many of those other Nissan designs, suffers from a lack of a single cohesive aesthetic. Some from column A, some from column B, add a hood power dome from the original 240Z. I find the tail treatment nice but it doesn't go with the rest of the car.

    Don't now what the problem inside Nissan is since I expect they have some talented designers that aren't burned out. But somewhere with Design management and corporate leadership they are running clueless in how to manage the process to end up with quality design. In my far less than humble opinion, there have been 2 really good Z car exterior designs - the original 240Z (excepting the cheesey wheel covers) and the 300ZX.
     
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    That looks really good in the rear. :cool:

    The headlights look a little odd. Maybe just tweak those a bit to make them less curvy and that'd pull things together?

    All the best,
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    If this were the first ever incarnation of the car, I think all opinions would be on the positive side. That said, the exterior looks fresh but still old (don't know how that makes sense but it does). The interior, aside from maybe 2-3 changes, looks identical to all other versions. Two steps forward, barely.
     
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    Design development story
     
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    Anyone here old enough to remember Bangles' 'flame surfacing'?
    ...followed closely by the hi phi.......


    And I don't think you've been remiss, so much as up to now you've shown good taste..... :cool:
     
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    Wishful thinking; what you see is what you will get. EXCEPT in the EU where the car won't even be sold. Thank the EU new standards for CO2 in that regard.
     
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    Flame surfacing indeed
    But who here is old enough to remember Lexus claim to using swished clay to develop their designs? I cant remember if they gave that a name. :)
     
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    I think this is a job for the Sketch Monkey before they drive off the cliff.
     
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