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31 minutes ago, Okie State said:

Front looks shitty. The rest looks okay to me. We'll see them weaving in and out of rush hour traffic soon enough.

They'll be lucky to move 5000 units annually.  Nobody plunking down $40K for a new FR platform chooses this over a Supra, Camaro or Mustang.

 

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36 minutes ago, Okie State said:

Front looks shitty. The rest looks okay to me. We'll see them weaving in and out of rush hour traffic soon enough.

Agree about the front. Dimensions don't look right. Looks like a miata smashed into the back of a bus 

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Side profile near matches the F-type, which is not a bad thing. Not a fan of the front, but can't really place why. It just looks like a 350/370Z front with additional bulges to meat pedestrian crash regs. Back is non-offensive. A bit of Polestar, a bit of Lucid, a bit of random unibrow. Gets a solid 'meh' from me, same reaction I gave to the last gens.

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It has good overall shape, but the detailings clash - particular the front vs rear vs general proportions.

The entire thing gives a retro-modern electric car vibe, a la Honda E

 

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The rear, particularly taillights, is supposed to evoke the 90s 300ZX

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The outdoor pix look a lot better than the indoor.  

I think all they need to do to fix that grille is shape it a little so it isn't just a rectangle.  Then it will be a bit less of a gaping maw.

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1 minute ago, Goofyboy said:

They need to add something to the front. Maybe LED fog lights or an additional scoop....

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Good observation.  I think some of that is inevitable to make it street legal (turn signals, DRL).  

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2 hours ago, TwiceHorn said:

The rear, particularly taillights, is supposed to evoke the 90s 300ZX

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The outdoor pix look a lot better than the indoor.  

I think all they need to do to fix that grille is shape it a little so it isn't just a rectangle.  Then it will be a bit less of a gaping maw.

Looks more like a 90s 240sx

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7 minutes ago, Pato del Muerto said:

Looks more like a 90s 240sx

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Rice rice baby.  Nice fartcan.

What's the deal with those rims that stick out from the tire?  Is that what happens when you put something low profile on a rim that wasn't designed for it?

Also, random question, but why doesn't anyone make an inline 6 anymore except BMW?  People seem to love them in all applications and they are naturally smoove.  I guess the hood can't take that length.

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5 minutes ago, TwiceHorn said:

Rice rice baby.  Nice fartcan.

What's the deal with those rims that stick out from the tire?  Is that what happens when you put something low profile on a rim that wasn't designed for it?

Also, random question, but why doesn't anyone make an inline 6 anymore except BMW?  People seem to love them in all applications and they are naturally smoove.  I guess the hood can't take that length.

stance, bro

inline 6 needs transverse configuration and rear wheel drive... which cuts into cabin space.  we dont want smooth motors and balanced weight distribution..... we want 4 cylinder CUVs.

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Rice rice baby.  Nice fartcan.
What's the deal with those rims that stick out from the tire?  Is that what happens when you put something low profile on a rim that wasn't designed for it?
Also, random question, but why doesn't anyone make an inline 6 anymore except BMW?  People seem to love them in all applications and they are naturally smoove.  I guess the hood can't take that length.

Putting a small section width on so it stretches the sidewall. It’s goofy.

Mercedes has a new I6. Chevy has a new diesel one. Mazda is supposed to be working on one as well.

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2 hours ago, TwiceHorn said:

inline 6 anymore except BMW? 

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part of it is packaging (inline 6 doesn't fit in transverse applications, it's 2 cylinders longer than a V8 so can rob cabin and crash space even longitudinally), part of it is cost (V6 and V8 can often share development and manufacturing lines), part of it is emissions requirements (everyone used to have I6 engines, but updating it meant a whole new engine or some such, which because of the first couple factors meant you were more likely to go with a V layout). 

as things are going toward smaller, FI engines in the ICE's last gasps, some of those factors turn around.  an I4 and I6 can share a line and development, then you can do hot side/cold side things (the M256 has a small electric supercharger in addition the exhaust blown one, sitting on the cold side.  you can't have an electric compressor sitting on the hot side, so it's not really possible to do with a V layout.) 

mazda is developing an I6 for use in a new rwd platform which will also underpin lexuses. 

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12 minutes ago, 52-80 said:

jalopnik = aids tho

It pops up on my google feed on my phone and I click it from time to time.  I have enjoyed what I have read for the most part, but don't inhabit it.  Is it an ad-a-palooza?  Something else wrong with it?

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18 minutes ago, TwiceHorn said:

It pops up on my google feed on my phone and I click it from time to time.  I have enjoyed what I have read for the most part, but don't inhabit it.  Is it an ad-a-palooza?  Something else wrong with it?

It's a Gawker Media product, little more than an ignorant and smug affront for industry reposts and writers with shit opinions.  It's the Automotive-equivalent of Deadspin.

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18 minutes ago, TwiceHorn said:

It pops up on my google feed on my phone and I click it from time to time.  I have enjoyed what I have read for the most part, but don't inhabit it.  Is it an ad-a-palooza?  Something else wrong with it?

There is no editorial direction or standard.  Half of the site is content with completely random quality, gravity, and depth.  Basically it's like taking all the individual posts here and turning them into an article. 

 

The other half of the site is just cross-promotion of their parent media network.

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Yeah there is 1 or 2 person there who knows what they're talking about and put out good content. 

 

But on any random day the site looks like this:

1.  Why I think the Beretta has better looking lights than the Passat

2. Buy Anker's new USB chargers at a discount this weekend only !

 

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20 minutes ago, 52-80 said:

2. Buy Anker's new USB chargers at a discount this weekend only !

seems like every site is flogging deals these days.  used to be i'd just F5 fatwallet (or, before that, AT hot deals) to see what unnecessary shit i should buy. 

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Gawker has been dead since 2016.

I think that a little more of the "old staff" remains at Jalopnik in comparison to the other sites, but the whole thing has been circling the drain for a while now. The coup de grace was some time last year when the new ownership (some venture capitalists or hedge fund or some other vultures) demanded that Deadspin "just stick to sports." 

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