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Old 01-10-2013, 10:56 AM   #16
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Jalopnik, unfortunately, is not wrong. Use their Nov 2011 renderings as a map to analyze these pics and they will make a bit more sence. Also recognize that this is a production line. Pieces that you expect to see, but don't see, are probably added later down the line from the pic. Remember, these pics were chosen by GM to entice without telling too much.

We're all falling into the the "High speculation caused by too little information" trap.
LT...I know...and as much as I don't REALLY want to believe it, I accept that Jalopnik is the most accurate depiction. But the shape of that opening in the "headlight position" doesn't even seem to be able to somehow later "become" the opening for the headlight we have seen. That front picture to me is the final fenders without the nose.
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IMHO: we're looking at the wheel well liners - the plastic inside the fenders.
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IMHO: we're looking at the wheel well liners - the plastic inside the fenders.
BAH! You're right. Look at how they cascade smoothly into the engine bay. Left side shows this more clearly. Good eyes.
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IMHO: we're looking at the wheel well liners - the plastic inside the fenders.
This is what I thought too.
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That last picture I believe is the INSIDE (part you don't see) of the rear quarter panel/sill. Looks like it has quite a flare to it, much like the racecars.
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Oh well yes, of course, I guess I just assumed that everyone saw them as the inner fender liners as I did.
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BAH! You're right. Look at how they cascade smoothly into the engine bay. Left side shows this more clearly. Good eyes.
That's why I said ...Also recognize that this is a production line. ... Remember, these pics were chosen by GM to entice without telling too much.
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The front end is very 3rd generation like, from the lines to the extractor (which has a similar design as the big block 3rd generation Corvettes).
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That's why I said ...Also recognize that this is a production line. ... Remember, these pics were chosen by GM to entice without telling too much.
You, Sir, are the crusher of dreams, hopes and fantasies.
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LT...I know...and as much as I don't REALLY want to believe it, I accept that Jalopnik is the most accurate depiction. But the shape of that opening in the "headlight position" doesn't even seem to be able to somehow later "become" the opening for the headlight we have seen. That front picture to me is the final fenders without the nose.
Based on leak renders I actually do not believe the Jalopnik rendering to be the most accurate.
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Based on leak renders I actually do not believe the Jalopnik rendering to be the most accurate.
Talk to Patrick.
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Ok, after squinting at the image for a while I've completely changed my mind. I think this is the right front fender looking across the hood, without the nose piece. The openings would then be for the hood vents. The low angle of what I thought was the rear rake bothered me, and now I realize that it is the hood bulge.... I think.....
I think I see what you mean.
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I think I see what you mean.
I think I understand what you think I mean.....
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