Yes, I agree. This is a concept to visualize an idea and still needs some TLC. We have several others we are kicking around...To my eye, the "cap" looks disjointed. I assume that was intentional, but I think I'd like it better if the cap was better integrated to the base unit.
my .02, -Ed
My favorite render so far. As long as the material is sturdy enough, can you keep the shape of the top aspect of the light gray, but get rid of the light gray that goes downward? That’ll make the opening even bigger and the dark gray area remains.Here is another more detailed design that is allowing us to visualize the shifter. Let me know what you think...
Thanks, this idea of a 'cap' helps keep the costs lower. It also gives client the chance to customize even further. We are finalizing a few details on final fitment, etc.I think this looks awesome! I’d be interested in this for sure (depending on final cost) but looks awesome.
Would be interesting to know if the actual size of this differs much from the stock console. My knee already bangs into the console enough as is.Why so bulky looking? Something about it just doesn't flow. Not my taste, but thanks for trying to keep the new products coming.
If you are going for that new shape on the top, I think a whole new center console may be in order to achieve a better looking design.
It is wider than stock at the top so we could fit the buttons. The button integration looks really nice compared to stock. Knee clearance is fine for the three different sized guys I sat in the car. I will get more folks in it once we get it painted.Would be interesting to know if the actual size of this differs much from the stock console. My knee already bangs into the console enough as is.
Glad you like it. I've had several people look at it in person and they all have liked it.Nice, I like it. So, do we take it upon ourselves to modify the stock console for the cut-out?
We have 3D printed one design to test fit and confirm a couple of assumptions. It looks good.
Various finishes are possible. Our part will be paintable or should be coverable with leather/alcantara. We will also make it in CF if the demand is there. We carved up the stock console with this idea to keep the overall cost lower. Stock consoles are pretty cheap ~$60.
I have been driving it around to see how it looks. It gives a cleaner more tidy look than when just naked - somewhat like a bikini vs nude.
More pix to come as we get this one fully installed and painted.
Thx for the feedback, Chris. Yes, the form is somewhat driven by the soft shapes within the car now as well as the mechanical/wiring bits underneath. We are adding some alcantara to this piece right now to see how it looks when it is finished. I think the white color does not do it any favors - especially in these pix. We have not frozen the design so have time to make adjustments and might once we upholster it and reinstall.@shinoo I like where this is headed. As a designer, I imagined something with slighter sharper lines than this form. Your original rendering had more of that feel. You might be able to achieve this by orienting the buttons a more triangular arrangement. This would have the added benefit of narrowing the the overall form slightly, although it would be slightly longer. It would be great to see another option, to see which elicits more positive reactions.
You'll end up with dust in there either way, too many holes/gaps around the edges already with the stock console to keep dust out, at least if it's open you can just reach in and wipe it off.I wasn't planning to buy one, so you don't need to cater to my thoughts...but it might be nice if the "open" section were see-through instead, using some clear plexiglass. I can imagine tons of dust forming in there which would then give the opposite effect of "cool car".