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PostPost by: nmauduit » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:43 pm

the front view is absolutely gorgeous. I see the point that the side view would gain with a bit longer nose, as the rear overhang is appears then large on the Plus2... But that may not have been that easy to do as the front slope is what it is. Maybe reworking the rear to shorten it would do the trick if I was to have one, and while at it dig the boot floor to get the exhausts higher and spread the outputs some? The engine bay work and latching sides looks very well done, too.

I would love to see it in the flesh. This kind of reshaping does the Plus2 justice to me, a bit like the one off cars body makers used to do for shows. Should I add that I usually lean more on the purist side...

nice job !
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PostPost by: innesw » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:45 pm

nmauduit wrote:I see the point that the side view would gain with a bit longer nose, as the rear overhang is appears then large on the Plus2... But that may not have been that easy to do as the front slope is what it is. Maybe reworking the rear to shorten it would do the trick if I was to have one


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Easy to shorten in photoshop (a rather easy and fast attempt at that)

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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:01 am

While that stubby-tailed rendering has its own merits, I think that the real car actually works well in side-view with the short nose. It gives the impression of speed, the feeling that the wheels are really rocketing the car along. Combine this with the rear overhang and the downward-nosed stance, and it has really rakish feel to it. Looks very fast.
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PostPost by: gino1 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:27 pm

Love the Elite front end look...
Amazing engineering job ...well done.

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PostPost by: cudabenefast » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:02 pm

Innes, nice photoshop but to my eye its too "early TVR".
Any chance you could indulge me with your expertise and leave the rear standard and extend the "elite" nose by 4-6 inches ahead of the wheel arch on the same tapering line?
I know its an imposition but would really appreciate it if you have the time and inclination.

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