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  1. jonesn

    jonesn Formula Junior

    Nov 2, 2003
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    I've been working on it for a couple years when I get the spare time. I don't have a front or top view, those are next. Any critique or comments are greatly appreciated :)
     
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  3. El Wayne

    El Wayne Global Moderator
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    Allow me to lend a hand here. This is what it will look like in the flesh:
     
  4. TeenwhoneedsaFerrari

    Dec 23, 2003
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    For the most part I like the lines on your car! It looks a bit like a Zonda without a rear wing though. I would say lower the cabin roof. Also, I would rethink the doors and the design you have goin there. Add some vents there for the engine cooling and brake cooling.

    Just my thoughts on the car. Really does look great for the most part so far though!!

    -Blair
     
  5. jonesn

    jonesn Formula Junior

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    Yes, I forgot to mention I had the successor to the Zonda S in mind with my design. I love the Pagani, so I put my own spin on it.
     
  6. TeenwhoneedsaFerrari

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    In that case, lower the roof AND add a bit of a wing on the back. Since you are going for the Zonda thing, then those two would really help, plus redesign those doors as I mentioned before. I can't wait to see a finished product!

    -blair
     
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  8. jonesn

    jonesn Formula Junior

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    I don't think the roof could go any lower. Yes, it might look better, but you would really sacrifice comfort.

    You won't see it until I do a top view, but the wing will be mechanical rather than sticking out all the time like a sore thumb.
     
  9. TeenwhoneedsaFerrari

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    You are right. I wasn't really thinkin so much about the comfort at the time. lol. And i like the idea of the mechanical wing.
     
  10. jonesn

    jonesn Formula Junior

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    Also, just to clarify, the black area around the wheels is flat while the white areas are curved (I really wish I had a rendering with shadow and light, then you'd see it). The black area on the lower middle is simply an air intake, like the Zonda S.
     
  11. itsme

    itsme Rookie

    Jan 19, 2004
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    i think its cool. very maclaren esk. possibly lowering the center profile may aid in the reduction drag coefficient.
    i admire anyone at least trying! very cool.
     
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  13. Andrew

    Andrew Karting

    Feb 26, 2002
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    Looks like a great start. I agree with the above, your trying and that counts for something. If you need some more photos of the Zonda or other cars to help your creative flow see these:

    http://www.corsaphotos.com/gallery/pagani
     
  14. 62 250 GTO

    62 250 GTO F1 Veteran

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    If you recline the seat {F1 style} or lower it all the way to the floor you can lower the roof a little more.
    If you are taking notes from other cars... try this:
    Zonda S body
    CGT mechanical wing {goes up auto when you hit 70mph}
    Maclaren F1 power
    And Ferrari craftmanship
    Sell it for 1.5
    Have everyone in the world say "ripoff car" about it
    Then with the money from the sales, build an even better car!
    Go go go!
     
  15. tjacoby

    tjacoby F1 Rookie

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    great job! The downer part of designing a car, from what I can tell, is figuring out how to package everything. Darn things need engines and transmissions, radiators, and then us drivers end up having long legs, or arms, or even heads with ocassional helmets, stuff that needs to get in there somewhere.

    But don't let stop you, keep going, and please leave room in the produciton schedule for a few "prototypes" for us to test out before your crash test <grin>.

    A friend of mine does low volume car manufacturing here in town, it's a tough business, but one we need a lot more choices in!
     
  16. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

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    Good start ... bit worried about the 2 years time frame, but I assume (hope) you have other things to do. Just as well you do not have investors waiting for the sketches :)

    Okay time for the 3 dimensional type sketch so we can really get an idea of the shape ... ie. move away from side profiles. Have a look at the sketches (somewhere in this site) for the 612. Don't have to be brilliant (although I am sure they will be) but this will really help us access the whole car ...

    Pete
     
  17. f355 Nashville

    f355 Nashville Karting

    Feb 5, 2004
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    great drawing.. may i ask your age? and what you do for profession? love the mechanical wing idea i hate sorethumb spoilers like the ones on the diablo
     

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