Technically, I named this Focus pillarless hardtop coupe the X-100, after the late- and much-lamented Mercury of 1969-70. In honor of that now-classic coupe, this X-100's rear trunklid is matte black, although it would be carbon fiber not painted sheetmetal. "Never Gonna Happen" or "Out in Left-Field" might be more appropriate names for this car. The days of pillarless coupes, especially in the entry-level class are most likely over and done with.
C H O P — This chop is both forwards- and backwards-thinking. While it's a small Ford, so I named it the Focus, it's a pillarless hardtop coupe, more in the vein of a Falcon Sprint from the Swingin' Sixties. While I used first generation Fusion taillights for a proper modern-Ford look, I purposely moved away from Kinetic Design styling cues. I went for more of a classic style, based on clean lines not the intricately linked and angular ones inherent in KD.
When I was a child, most cars came in more bodystyles than four door sedans and wagons. Even entry-level lineups would include two- and four door sedans, a hardtop coupe, a convertible and a wagon or two. A generation or two earlier they would have included business coupes, club coupes, 2 door as well as 4 door wagons, convertible sedans, coupe-pickups. Going way back in time. cars like the Model T were available in as many as 20-25 different bodystyles. This chop pretends the last 20 years never happened, and that small-car buyers were still interested in high-style pillarless coupes. I know I would still be!
Ten points for anyone that can name the donor vehicle—redeemable at any artandcolour store in your area : )