My favorite thing about the near car is the rear diffuser and exhaust exit. I like the plastic slats instead of mesh, more airflow, more different looking, and honestly, even if people like the mesh look better, i can guaranttee it's cheaper to tool up than molded slats. The individual part might be more expensive, but much cheaper to get parts from initially... probably why the exige used it too since they new fewere would be produced. That said i think the mesh does look better with non-bright colors. I think the mat finish to the plastic slats makes black cars in particular a bit like like it's wearing 2 different clashing colors of black.
There's something I like about the lower portion of the front... the way the body comes down wider at the tires or something... and i like the eyes/headlights and no separate blinker, but the access panel really does bug me and i think the 1st, 2nd, and 4th photoshopped options look better in my opinion. My guess is that it was originally gonna be like option #2, and then they decided to embelish it to differentiate the car more (or the designers wanted to do option #1 but structurally wasn't a good idea from a parts handling perspective... regardless the reality is that it's not going to change someones desicion on whether or not to purchase the car and some others will like it anyway, or like it just becuase it's different. I hope you can't see that access panel interface when you're behind the wheel... it'd be annoying looking at a random flat face (or hole) on the back facing side of it.
I'd be very curious to see it in white as i'm very partial to that color... and accostumed to how it looks.
The motor ofcourse would have been delightful if standard kit. The wing, should be an option or removable in my opinion. I want all the rear-view i can get. But if doing body work i'm sure it could be deleted...
I think it's great that they make the leather trimmed center console and e-brake boot standard. The stamped metal e-brake lever and plastic c-console just look horribly cheap.
2006 Aspen White Elise. LSS, LSD, Traction control, LS Toe Link Brace, LS Ohlins DA, Rota 15/16's, BOE surge tanks and Sector 111 Gpan2, Red leather, JL speakers all around with Acapulco MP54, CF dash top, gas shock opening rear deck, multi-vex mirros and replaced rear-view mirror with kit off this forum.
Last edited by ewalberg; 05-02-2011 at 06:04 PM.