Fiat has a long history of making hot little coupes based on its smallest platforms. My Abarth-tuned 750 Scorpion, based on the newly-introduced in the USA Fiat 500, fits that objective perfectly. An upscale touch would be the wheel-mounted Scorpion logos, counter-balanced to always stay vertical and "readable,"a la the Rolls Royce Phantom.
Hyundai is making great worldwide inroads with its new cars, especially its upscale Genesis models. Here is my pillarless luxury coupe based on the Genesis sedan, which would supplement, not replace, the slightly smaller and much sportier Genesis coupe that is out right now.
My "kinder, gentler supercar" is based on Mercedes Benz's new gullwing-doored SLS. I shortened the hood by about 10-12 inches, and dropped in a high-tech hybrid powerplant. I also lightened up the interior with proper C panel windows evocative of the original mid Fifties Mercedes 300SL gullwing coupe.
C H O P S — Several of my chops from the past year appear in Peter De Lorenzo's Autoextremist site this week, in his On The Table column, so I thought I'd post a few more here this morning. It's always a thrill for me to have my work shown on his site, and I thank him from the bottom of my heart. It's hard to believe 2010 is almost over, and that my blog will be a year old in mid-February. It's been quite a fun and eventful year for me, with ups, downs and all-arounds, lol.
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