Images of the actual production car have been leaked.
^ you can buy a used mk1 TT quattro for like $6k, it won several design awards because of the Bauhaus styling and is basically at the bottom of the depreciation/interest curve. If you want one now is the time, I'd bet on a $15k mk1 within a decade. I'd also argue Ferrari gave up the styling mantle awhile ago...
Sure, it's only for the rich because it costs a LOT of money to build sleek cars like that, but even Ferrari needs to adhere to the rules and can't do anything they want. Now the problem for Nissan is that they can't even afford to make an all new chassis right now and they need something relatively inexpensive and somewhat limited because of being forced to be built from the old one. They've come up with a car that should turn heads and sell in decent numbers, which is exactly what they need it to do. The car you posted would be expensive and polarizing. It would be expensive to develop, expensive to build and even then it almost certainly wouldn't meet crash standards without a drastic reworking of the basic design.
It's a show car/flight of fancy and nothing more, just like Ferrari's show cars that aren't intended for production.
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
The only problem it has is the abundant glass which would boil the interior when sunny.
Thats basically a rebodied 300zx. Nissan is a shell of company that purposely puts out inferior cars because of the world wide automobile monopoly ruled by the .1% elites.
How do these cars pass pedestrian safety? Its practically a brick wall on wheels.
You know it would be enlightening for most armchair automotive designers to forget all the brand graphic requirements and just sketch over a 2 seater package compete with suspension, bulkhead, and impact zones in mind. Oh and don't forget ramp departure angles for the front and rear bumper.
It's also amusing to see how many truly great, experienced designers can make something super beautiful and sketchy in 2D-but their models all seem 'meh' when seen in person/digitally. As you noted, it's a lot more difficult when one is off the sidelines.
That could be a nice design to most, on a puny chassis, which is hard to do... but we are not desperate for space to have compact cars. Although the interior volume may be the same, to me awesome proportions on a bad design triumphs a great looking compact car.
Designs in ZX chassis
Zagato Bambu & Seta
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The only costly part, eh? I suppose that purposeful "bad design" is to keep the masses in check. Or something.
You really are a caricature of yourself.
Also, pedestrian crash standards are about crush space under the sheet metal, not about a flat front. Also I have no idea if they meet those specs or not, but probably not. Pedestrian safety is a European thing and those trucks aren't designed for their market. Crowded cities laid out in the 1600s do not make good places to drive 3/4 ton American pickups. Open areas with livestock make for great uses, though.
To be fair, I despise those truck front ends. They're pointlessly large and are there to instill a feeling of power for the buyer. The grilles are ridiculous and cartoonish and the height of modern trucks make them difficult to load. But of course simple loads in the bed isn't what the marketing is about. It's about cranes putting pallets of cinderblock in there and towing 10,000 lb. boats.
I still don't think that guy is real, but who knows?
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Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
Well. I think we should all collectively ignore the last page of insanity lest we derail this otherwise Nice Thread about a Nice Car.
I’m pretty sure of it based on the 350/370z/FM platform/prototype images... but do we think the new 400z will have a full hatch opening down to the bumper? That’d be a major value-add in my eyes vs the small opening of the Mustang, Supra, and upcoming 2nd gen GT86/BRZ.