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Name that Mystery car

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by Kevin Harney, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Kevin Harney

    Kevin Harney Active Member

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    I thought this looked amazingly like the Model S - can anyone name this Mystery car..... and the $1 prize goes to ......

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  2. Joseph

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    Volkswagen CC !!!!
     
  3. Kevin Harney

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    Darn it - that did not take long at all. I saw the first one today on the road and it was a smart looking car !!!
     
  4. Joseph

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    Cookie? Dollar? Toy?
     
  5. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    From my old "Photochop" thread (trying to guess what S would look like from the teaser photo):

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    It does resemble the CC, and also an Aston Martin from the front. Not that I mind though, all of my cars ahve been VWs or Audis and I've always liked the styling of the AMs
     
  7. EVnut

    EVnut Darell, the EVnut

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    Nice work TEG. I think you pre-win the prize!

    This really demonstrates how very "fluid" the current incarnation of the S is. No hard lines like in the VW.
     
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    Yes, the S has a very smooth shape. When I was comparing it to the M3 it made the M3 look too chiseled and unfriendly to the wind. Looking at the M3 by itself I didn't think that, but comparing it to the S it becomes really apparent that the S is just a cleaner design all around.
     
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    EVnut Darell, the EVnut

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    The proof will be in the pudding. The Roadster ended up looking very much like the initial reveal, so I have high hopes for the S. That said, the trend does seem to be headed toward bold body creases. :shrug:

    I'm starting to realize that what appeals to me most about the S is the lack of those creases. Couldn't put my finger on it until this thread.
     
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    In one of the interviews, Franz says something like "there will be some changes, but this really is Model S"... I took this to mean that they are happy with the styling and plan to keep the production version very close to what we see now.
     
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    EVnut Darell, the EVnut

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    Only thing I need is roof racks and a trailer hitch, and I'm set.

    Seriously - that's one of the reasons that this is "too much car" for me. My next car will likely replace the Rav4EV - and to do that it needs to carry kayaks, cargo boxes, bicycles, etc. I do all that on and behind my Prius and my Rav. This thing is drop-dead sexy... but not quite the utility that I need - unless I drill big holes in it. Not sure if I'm prepared to do that. (Even though I did it to my Rav when it was worth WAY more than the Model S will be selling for).
     
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    I think they more or less said that they eventually plan to do a more SUV like variant, just not at first.
     
  13. Kevin Harney

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    My next request would be a convertible Model S. Then move on to a different body style like SUV. I think that would be a relatively easy change to make.
     
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    Easy change? Not exactly.
    Chassis structure of a convertible is completely different from a "roofed" sedan. Roof is a loadbearing member and it gives structural integrity to the car. Designing a convertible from a sedan means, the bottom of the car has to be much much stronger i.e. heavier.

    Try chopping off the roof from an old sedan and go on a highway with it. It is bound to be **very** interesting. :biggrin:
     
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    Imagine a house without a roof.
     

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