Originally Posted by winged1
There are even more detail changes on the spider @ monterey. First, the headlight lens cover has been re-shaped again to a more pleasing oval design. Second, the shield looks (from this angle) like a big piece of plastic, very unattractive. The intakes also have that cheap gray plastic look instead of the chrome accent strip. They also lost the lights nestled into the corners. Personally, I really like the front end details on the sketch on the previous page. That had slits on each side of the shield (1930's touch) and a horizontal chrome strip in the intake opening leading out to the lights in the corners. There also appears to be a turn signal in the front of the vent behind the front wheel (same gray plastic there too).
Please Alfa, don't change that rear, it's beautiful!
I may not be able to afford one any time soon, but this car would do wonders for Alfa's image here. It would be very hard to argue that many (any?) other cars on the road look this good. And I believe that gorgeous cars will always sell no matter how well they perform because most buyers want to be seen in such stunning vehicles.
Alright Alfa, I've made your pitch for ya, now back me up!
I was thinking the same thing about the grey plastic spots, but, its very very overcast day as you can see in the reflections, and those pieces are perpendicular to the sky, so Im hoping those are actual metal pieces that appear flat due to the conditions, The headlights look much better now, the dark edge of the assembly is very reminiscent of the McLaren. I still think it needs a little more hah. Hey.. anyone want to speculate what monstrous turn signals would be put on the USA version? ugh...
I didnt like the slits, even though it was reminiscent of the 1930's stuff, I don't really see any crude slits, slots, or the like on any other section of the car so it did look a little odd, I think liberties were taken by the cg artist who made that concept image..
I too liked the circular lights and the strip that are now gone?
Bytheway, today IS the day right? How's the 8C look!? And how about the 3 Bat cars that looked underwraps in some of the preview stuff I saw.
Anybody bringing a 10 meg Digital camera to show us the goods?