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Re: LEAF Photoshop Fun

Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:30 pm

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.
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Re: LEAF Photoshop Fun

Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:31 pm

palmermd wrote:
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.
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Re: LEAF Photoshop Fun

Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:47 am

My turn:

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Re: LEAF Photoshop Fun

Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:15 pm

They need to make a green one!

:? Someone take this thing away from me so I stop tinkering with it. Bonus points if you can guess where the side skirt and wheels come from....

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Re: LEAF Photoshop Fun

Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:12 pm

Heh - I like it with the Elise bumper - now see if you can reduce the grill area to reduce drag - no engine to cool under the hood. :)

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Re: LEAF Photoshop Fun

Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:36 pm

But if the battery is Lithium Air it will need to breath ALOT of air ;) :!:
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Re: LEAF Photoshop Fun

Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:05 pm

TRONZ wrote: :? Someone take this thing away from me so I stop tinkering with it. Bonus points if you can guess where the side skirt and wheels come from....
TRONZ, you gotta get together with someone and design one for SEMA next year. My suggestion would be Fireball Tim Laurence:

http://www.facebook.com/fireball.tim
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Re: LEAF Photoshop Fun

Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:09 pm

TRONZ wrote:Bonus points if you can guess where the side skirt and wheels come from....
Where do I claim my prize?

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Re: LEAF Photoshop Fun

Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:43 pm

TEG wrote:
TRONZ wrote:Bonus points if you can guess where the side skirt and wheels come from....
Where do I claim my prize?

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(Honda FC Sport prototype.)
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Re: LEAF Photoshop Fun

Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:28 am

Tronz, good stuff! You are really good for being a beginner. I like the sharper lines that the Lotus bumper brings. I am looking to make the car look a little more edgy while preserving or enhancing efficiency. I emailed a few people that do body kits and carbon fiber work to give them a heads up to this thread.

Things I am looking into at the moment include:
-Body kits, CF hood
-What size wheels/tires will fit. A 225/40/18 or 225/45/17 will maintain the 25" overall diameter but I'm not sure if they will create rubbing issues with a mild 1-1.5" drop. searching for LRR tires in those sizes. A 215/45/17 could work too but is a slightly smaller OD at 24.7. So your speedo will slightly over read.
-suspension upgrades

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