Pro­file View

Automobile - - Design -

1. el­e­gantly per­fect The en­tire fast­back aero­dy­namic, roof pro­file. shape a is

2. are The vis­i­ble rear-seat and sug­gest head­rests

this cabin is meant for two

adults and two chil­dren—

not two cou­ples.

3. It might have been good to

have a lit­tle more rise in the

fender pro­file over the rear

wheels, but this is smooth and

sub­tly grace­ful, hard to fault.

4. Back up to a wall, and it’s

the spoiler trail­ing edge that

will touch, not the nom­i­nal

bumper strike face.

5. The curve at the rear of

the door is su­perb, though

the front door cut is un­usu­ally

con­vo­luted. Door length is

ex­cep­tion­ally long, tough for

ac­cess in tight quar­ters.

6. A cu­rios­ity is the end­ing of

the up­per side lamp so that a

line tan­gent to the two light

blades is not par­al­lel to the

panel edge be­hind them.

7. The in­tri­cate wheels are a

vis­ual mix­ture of old-fash­ioned

wires and thin-ribbed al­loy

de­signs, milled from solid

bil­lets. Ex­cep­tion­ally im­pres­sive

ob­jects, how­ever made.

8. A nice blade­like nose leans

rear­ward both above and

be­low the strong peak line

de­rived from the lamps. No

bumper pro­tec­tion at all for

this dra­matic con­cept car.

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