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NAIAS 2012:Chevy Unveils Two Concept Coupes


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:27 PM

A Code130R with 2.0t and six speed manual would be a fantastic car. A true 4-seater with real cabin space and practical visibility for safety on the road.

The Code130R would totally negate the need for a Cruze coupe for me. Just keep the e-Assist crap as an option, not a mandatory spoiler of an otherwise authentic vehicle.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:30 PM

I like both of these designs a lot...and I can see the LA inspiration came from. The white one is clearly inspired by West LA and the exotics you see around the Platinum Triangle (Bel Air, Beverly Hills & Holmby Hills), while the red one was probably inspired by the Beach Cities and all the classics you see tooling about on a Friday evening going to/coming from the Redondo Harbor meet-ups off Harbor Boulevard. I'd bet my money on it.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:50 PM

The 140S has some good styling cues, I like how it looks from behind and the tail light design. But it reminds me of the ELR in how the driver seems to sit near the front of the car, and there is a lot of C piller and tail end and the high butt thing that is plaguing recent GM design.

The 130R thing is a disaster, looks even more upright than a 1-series (which isn't a good looking car).
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:17 PM

Anyone notice the return of USA 1 Plates on both cars.

This was something missing on the return of the 5th Gen Camaro that would have flowed well with the retro look.

Funny Chevy goes global and now is using the USA 1 tag again. It may not mean much to some here but overseas in some places it would be a cool thing for many. American cars have their pockets of fans around the world.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:17 AM

I'm not entirely keen on either concept, but I definitely like 130R better.

Course ... heard some interesting name possibilities for that one ... Chevette, Chevelle, Malibu, Monte Carlo..... At least it is RWD!




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Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:39 AM

Those crossed flags and the USA-1 plates make me warm inside.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:56 AM

Those crossed flags and the USA-1 plates make me warm inside.


Both welcome details.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:45 PM

Just an unscientific test:

I had the Tru 140s on my Mac's screen for several minutes when fooling with my tablet. I had five guys come up to me and ask what it was. I then showed them the 130, and the response was far less positive. 'Too retro' and 'for old guys' were the two standout quotes.

Chevrolet should build both. If that's not possible, then I feel the Tru 140s is the one to do. The 130 looks to the past, but the 140 is the future, in my opinion.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:21 PM

Just an unscientific test:

I had the Tru 140s on my Mac's screen for several minutes when fooling with my tablet. I had five guys come up to me and ask what it was. I then showed them the 130, and the response was far less positive. 'Too retro' and 'for old guys' were the two standout quotes.

Chevrolet should build both. If that's not possible, then I feel the Tru 140s is the one to do. The 130 looks to the past, but the 140 is the future, in my opinion.


Interesting.

I would say that the 140 looks like a copy, while the 130 looks original.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:16 PM

140 reminds me of an Eclipse mixed w/ the ELR w/ Chevy styling cues mixed in. The 130 has the proportions of the 1-series, but otherwise looks unique in a strange way..
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:13 AM

Well I know I should jump right in and say how much I like that silver thing .........and I do. Yet that red thing has got my attention. No idea what it is I like about it. No idea what it is I don't like about it. Looks oddly old yet it looks surprisingly new. It's one car that I'm going to has to sit on a bit....to see what my brain ends up with.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:29 AM


Just an unscientific test:

I had the Tru 140s on my Mac's screen for several minutes when fooling with my tablet. I had five guys come up to me and ask what it was. I then showed them the 130, and the response was far less positive. 'Too retro' and 'for old guys' were the two standout quotes.

Chevrolet should build both. If that's not possible, then I feel the Tru 140s is the one to do. The 130 looks to the past, but the 140 is the future, in my opinion.


Interesting.

I would say that the 140 looks like a copy, while the 130 looks original.


Original is a stretch, since the overall shape is reminiscent of the BMW 1 Series.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:31 PM

Just an unscientific test:

I had the Tru 140s on my Mac's screen for several minutes when fooling with my tablet. I had five guys come up to me and ask what it was. I then showed them the 130, and the response was far less positive. 'Too retro' and 'for old guys' were the two standout quotes.

Chevrolet should build both. If that's not possible, then I feel the Tru 140s is the one to do. The 130 looks to the past, but the 140 is the future, in my opinion.


I passed around the photo's to the gear heads at work. These are not import guys either. Most are GM fans and most drag race in every thing from coupes to rails.

As of now the 140 was loved nearly by all. The nose was the only issue.

The 130 was given a pass by all but one. He was a BMW guy. Most thought it was too small and did not like the styling.

But this was also not scientific but it was focused at the kind of people who should be interested in a RWD coupe.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:40 PM

Comments at Autoblog are still twice as many for the 130 than the 140, which means to me means the 130 is twice as interesting.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:45 PM

Comments at Autoblog are still twice as many for the 130 than the 140, which means to me means the 130 is twice as interesting.


Unfortunately the majority tend to be negative.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:04 PM

All these 'looks like Car X' only points to the narrowing funnel of car styling within the constraints of so many restrictions, IMO.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:23 PM

One of the most talked about GM car of all time was the Aztek too. Talk is not a gauge to judge a car by alone.

I agree that with todays box that stylist can work in get smaller and smaller and smaller all the time. It will become more and more difficult to really be creative without being weird.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:29 PM

I wonder how a Spark based sporty coupe would look...
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:43 PM

I wonder how a Spark based sporty coupe would look...


Have you seen the guy who built the monster truck Smart car yet. If not it will give you an idea. LOL!
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:43 PM

I need to master Photoshop..I have an idea in my head of a Spark Stingray...same pointy front end as the regular Spark, but a 2dr w/ a lower roofline and a teardrop pointy tail...
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