TRONZ wrote:Is it just me or is the LEAF a prime candidate for aftermarket body kits? I have like ZERO PhotoChop experience but gave a try at grafting the nose of the Lotus Elise Concept onto the LEAF. Its a rough sketch but makes me realize what a "pouty lip" the stock LEAF has.
Pouty? You took a car that was grinning to one that is frowning. Most Japanese cars are smiling, so this is now quite different. I like it by the way, but I bet it will hurt efficiency.
Ya, I'm a very visual person and have a deep respect for the Japanese aesthetic. Their car designers are usually obsessed with "cute" most of the time though. The LEAF has a very pleasant, reserved, polite (female) face with very pursed lips (so as NOT to show any teeth which is a big No-No in Japan). Euro and American designers like things a bit more menacing so I'm going for a more "butched" up version just 4 fun. I really want to see the Euro/UK Spec LEAF as I bet it will have a more "Hot Hatch" appearance compared to the US model.
Every start, is as good as any start can ever be. - Douglas Darden
2011 LEAF SL VIN#202, Delivered 01.30.11. Now, by far, the oldest LEAF in Colorado.