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post #21 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 10:37 PM
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I guess nobody has driven an aston martin lately, they are "missing door handles" too. LOL

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It might not be missing door handles, but it is definitely missing side view mirrors which means the concept is not going to look 100% like this when it launches in production. I wouldn't be surprised if they changed the look and function of the door handles too. Most concepts have camera operated side views and no door handles while these get replaced on production models. It's a wait and see game until 2012.
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Originally Posted by squidward View Post
2. Elliptical steering wheel? I guess it's to be able to see the speedometer.
Not sure what you mean. It's a very racy wheel, not too different from the Evora's.
If you look carefully at the two pics with the front and side views of the wheel/dash, don't you think the steering wheel center appears a tad too low? Maybe there is a bend in the column, like some of the old 60s European cars had?

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3. No place for a nav display unit? Maybe it's next to the speedometer? I terrible place IMHO (passenger can't help with the nav). Passenger helps with NAV? I would have never thought of that... Although I can see the point, but that's really not an issue.
Well, when I get that Elan I will try to use that touch screen nav/stereo unit by reaching it through the steering wheel
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Patiently waiting for this new architecture! Looks like I'll find a sweet old Esprit to play with for a few years till these babes hit the market.

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Great! It reminds me of the cartoon with the dog scientist trying to figure out the operation of a doorknob.
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Is it me? Or should this car have featured in Tron?

(And I do think that's a good thing)

Coolest of the new line by far IMHO. I just hope it drives like a Lotus should (and doesn't get porkier as it comes closer to reality.)

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Originally Posted by profsu View Post

Interior looks fine. But I suspect this will have to change a lot. Hasn't anybody noticed all the interior design flaws?
One other thing that's missing is.. cup holders! which I'm sure will end up in there eventually.

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This body style/shape should have been the new Elise.

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I like it its design. Its half Lambo in front & half Porche in the back look :-)

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Looks nice, I am sure the production model will look just as good.
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A great looking car!
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Love the design...
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I hear it is going to fly and go under water as well.
And it will be both an automatic and standard chosen by a switch on the dash.

NOT!!!!!!!! You all realize that that there is a chance of the above equal to the chance of this car being produced.....

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