Front 3/4 View
1. It’s very subtle, but the last part of the upper tail turns up just a bit from the downwardsloping surface of the rear body.
2. This curve, starting at the aperture for the retracting rear-view camera, is a splendid gestural sweep that evokes long, muscular shapes in felines or humans.
3. The upper part of the windshield is electrochromic glass that can darken electronically, thereby eliminating the clumsiness (and weight) of sun visors.
4. The near half-round curve of the windshield baseline in plan view is even more extreme than that of the Lancia Stratos, thanks to the central positioning of the Speedtail driver.
5. Slim headlamps are tucked under the upper lip of the front corner inlets, considerably smaller than those of McLaren’s 570S, just vertical slots at the outer edges.
6. Yes, there is a front lid for access to one of the luggage spaces.
7. Very slightly pointed, the nose is almost exactly a half circle in plan view so the whole front end mimics a modulated dropof water, with only a little more fluid dynamic resistance than that ideal shape.
8. The carbon-fiber baseplate has a slight plan-view joggle where fins below the side air inlets move outward from the base circle.
9. A vertical splitter fin joins the baseplate and the painted body section, diverting incoming air toward the lower outer brake cooling inlets.
10. This anhedral fin gives some side-view substance to the painted part of the body and directs air toward the static surface of the front wheels ...
11. ... which clash visually with the uncovered 21-inch, 10-spoke forged rear wheels, handsome as they are. And a few ounces are saved.
12. From its thinnest depth at about the middle of the doors, the painted skin swells downward to fair the rear tires.