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Inspirations for the Roadster styling?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by TEG, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    The Roadster we know and love compared to the old "Tommy Kaira ZZ2" design:

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    Nice find!

    This angle makes it look a little more "Rubenesque"  ;D

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    The nose, from above, also lends a more voluptuous aura than does the nose of the Tesla:

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    I wonder how much of the Tesla Roadster's modesty of shape is a result of aerodynamic concerns and how much comes from the Lotus design gene pool?
     
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    Maybe the KTM Xbow will follow in the footsteps of the front end style of the Tesla?

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    Then there is the Toyota "Volta" concept

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    Roadster and Ferrari Aurea:
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    Roadster and Ferrari F360:
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    #7 TEG, Jun 14, 2007
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    Vauxhall VX220 and Roadster:
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    #8 TEG, Nov 18, 2007
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    Ascari KZ1 and Roadster

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    The Tommy Kaira ZZ2 is clearly the best Roadster comparison by these pictures.

    It looks bigger and that windshield (screen) is raked back more, but air-intakes aside, it's a ringer.

    Did it inspire? I'm not inclined to think Barney Hatt saw one or even had a hand in the "Tommy" design but I am basing this opinion on absolutely nothing but Martin’s description of the design process evolution
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