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  1. #1
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    New models for AC Cars

    See the attached link to Autocar:

    http://www.autocar.co.uk/News_Article.asp?NA_ID=215494

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    Re: New models for AC Cars

    Im sorry but I think the car looks awkward and ugly. I can see the mouth and rear wing tochstones but then the rest looks contrived and awkward fitting into this concept.

    I wish them well but I personally think they have missed what I would call an identity by miles.
    Mike.

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    Re: New models for AC Cars

    Mikey

    I think you're dead right. This seems more like an MX-5 or MGF on steroids rather than a derivative of an established icon.

    I wouldn't want one.....unless they're giving them away !

    Paul

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    Re: New models for AC Cars

    Ehm.......Nah....
    Even if they were giving it away, I'd flog it and get a proper one!
    Cobra is an Icon an origonal design that was given to AC to build. its not a Lotus nor a Ferari who have different models. Yes ok AC do do different models, but you know what I mean.
    Cobra is a Cobra, they got guts to try something new, but the lines dont flow like they do on a cob and it isnt so easy on the eyes either.

    But its someones job to draw up new designs and in that respect they have used the curvs to blend in a modern version quite nicely, even if its not to our taste. But dont call it a Corba.:thumb:
    Steve.

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    Re: New models for AC Cars

    Took another look for blending.

    Sent application form for part 1 Automotive Design Studies to AC plus the sotware tool that allows sensitive trimming of curves and straights.

    Sorry but I really do think its a cross between the new Bentley, a cobra and a goldfish. Bit of a pg/dog/rat really.

    Mike(oo ya bitch)

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    Re: New models for AC Cars

    I like it ... Let's face it folks, Cob's look great but they only "flow" if you ignore the upright windscreen and the driver!

    Rich
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    Re: New models for AC Cars

    Depends if you own a belly like .............. or a top end like...........
    They flow then.

    Bart Simpsons head profile would flow in the new one. The added bolt in Frankenstein would really harmonise the lot.

    Mike

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    Re: New models for AC Cars

    I'm really sorry to teach you for one time, this sketch design come from a real concept car by Shelby himself , you can see the real picture of it on this link :

    http://www.shelbyforums.com/gallery/...ages.php?c=504

    Have a really good fun gentleman.

    Samourai from France
    Already, when I was small...

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    Re: New models for AC Cars

    These look better. The opening at the front and the shape of the rear wings is more appropriate for a box or angular form. He hasn't tried to mix the stong curve of the original mouth shape and wings with straight edges.

    Thanks it illustarates exactly what I was trying to portrait.

    Just wish I could rationalise on my own design work sometimes
    Mike

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    Re: New models for AC Cars

    The shelby desing looks better, but it still suffers from the boxy styling and those '80s looking side skirts. Not for me - too angular and box-like.

    Kevin

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