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      09-04-2007, 08:52 PM   #23
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Man, that red keeps looking better and better. This must be that midlife crisis thing I've always heard about. Every guy ends up with a little red sports car at some point in his life.

I just wish it always looked like it was smoldering like the logo at the top.
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      09-04-2007, 09:37 PM   #24
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aggressively stubby ..but thats what i like



That's what she said.
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      09-04-2007, 09:40 PM   #25
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That's what she said.
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I have a real problem with the design from THIS angle.

The area circled in green, relative to the area circled in pink just looks flat out corny to me. There's something dissonant - overly deliberately fancy to me. It makes the car look sort of silly.

There aren't any official photos from that angle, are there? I guess I can see why...

I'm no designer, but I think they're trying to break up the stubbiness?
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I have a real problem with the design from THIS angle.

The area circled in green, relative to the area circled in pink just looks flat out corny to me. There's something dissonant - overly deliberately fancy to me. It makes the car look sort of silly.

There aren't any official photos from that angle, are there? I guess I can see why...

I'm no designer, but I think they're trying to break up the stubbiness?

These are kind of close.
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      09-04-2007, 11:02 PM   #28
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^ so sexy...
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      09-04-2007, 11:09 PM   #29
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That angle actually works for me. Splitting hairs perhaps, but even a slight change in angle can make such a difference.

Another car like this is the Cayman. Great from so many angles, but there are a few that make the thing look pretty unattractive.
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      09-05-2007, 07:02 AM   #30
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I think they wanted to visually break up how thick and stubby the body looks from the side.

Maybe the design is a little too clever- but I admire them for that.
The front fender wheel bulge where you can see 2 distinct horizontal creases begin to take shape
is a showcase performance by BMW's stamping molds. It'll be a lot of fun to look at.

I'll take this anyday over the boring slab-sided designs of Japanese
manufacturers.
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      09-05-2007, 10:02 AM   #31
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Ah - AutoWeek's daily e-mail just showed up in my in-box. Seems that Pantone named Chilli Pepper Red as the color of the year and Ford has it as 'Candy Apple Red' on an '08 Mustang. Article here.
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That photo was taken by Christian Wimmer, good people + props to him for the photo and being cool enough to share it.
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      09-09-2007, 06:23 AM   #33
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That photo was taken by Christian Wimmer, good people + props to him for the photo and being cool enough to share it.
Thanks for the id Deutsch.
On page 1 of the thread I called this shot one of the top 10 photos we have of the car. I'll just add that it's real strength as a photograph is the way it has captured the sporty character of the car in a way that perhaps no other picture has.

We don't want to get into border wars with you and the other great guys at GCZ.
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