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Preview of Production Volt

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PurdueGuy    72
from what I can see, not a bad evolution

+1 It still has some resemblance, though I agree on the Saab styling influence (and not in any bad way that I can see so far). I like it, I liked the original, I'm not sure which looks better. Guess I'll have to wait to be able to see the whole thing.

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hyperv6    774

The car is not a great departure in front styling from the show car. It carrys a tastefull front that would have looked good on the Malibu.

At this point GM could take a old Citation X11 and it would look sexier than the Prius. The Prius was never style to bring pleasure to the eye but I think Lutz and GM will be the first large company to promote the fact just because it is electric it does not have to be odd or ugly.

I see also on Autoblog someone is offering a reproduction flux capacitor for $230. GM needs this in the running prototypes just to mess with Toyota!

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Northstar    11

Looks pretty good. I'd say it shows about the usual amount of modification from concept to production, and the changes don't look bad. You can certainly tell it is more aerodynamic already.

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pow    106

Looks good. I can't imagine recessed headlights and grille being any good for aerodynamics, and besides, the concept looks too much like a Camaro.

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!!!TED!!!    3

The caption for that picture at GM mediaOnline says:

GM is moving forward with the development of the Chevrolet Volt, based on GM's E-flex system. To maximize the electric range, intense effort is being applied by designers and engineers to optimize the aerodynamics of the vehicle. The image above illustrates one of the latest design themes undergoing a wind tunnel test at GM's Aero Lab in Warren, Michigan.

http://gm.wieck.com/forms/gm/previewpage?043366 (copy/paste link for high res image Dodgefan)

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ocnblu    731
The changes from concept remind me of the old bank robber's trick of putting pantyhose over their heads.

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hyperv6    774
The changes from concept remind me of the old bank robber's trick of putting pantyhose over their heads.

That could be an improvment for some. :scratchchin:

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BuddyP    0
Looks good. I can't imagine recessed headlights and grille being any good for aerodynamics, and besides, the concept looks too much like a Camaro.

I'm sure there is a smooth clear plastic cover over those headlights like most vehicles now days

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longtooth    0
The car is not a great departure in front styling from the show car. It carrys a tastefull front that would have looked good on the Malibu.

At this point GM could take a old Citation X11 and it would look sexier than the Prius. The Prius was never style to bring pleasure to the eye but I think Lutz and GM will be the first large company to promote the fact just because it is electric it does not have to be odd or ugly.

I see also on Autoblog someone is offering a reproduction flux capacitor for $230. GM needs this in the running prototypes just to mess with Toyota!

Hear, hear re: the X-11. Mine was a metallic redwood hatchback.

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smk4565    321

The teaser looks good, I think the front end of the Volt is going to look awesome. It has the new Chevy looks, the headlights have that sleek Saab look, but the Volt is better looking. This is the car that can save GM. I just hope the interior is nice, and not like a Cobalt.

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