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Old 04-10-2013, 04:26 PM   #1230
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Originally Posted by mhoward1 View Post
If the mission of the car is lightweight and high performance oriented for a minimal price, then I don't think "gorgeous" is the priority. Not to mention that looks are so subjective that there is No way to make it universally appealing.
Agreed that one can't please everyone.

But the 818 body doesn't have an attractive angle.

it isn't a selling point, it is an obstacle to selling the car.

Why not just buy a 914 and put a Subaru drivetrain in it, as some have done, if you don't care about looks?

More minimal price than this to buy a 914 donor.

With a thin composite body over a spaceframe, the body could be much more attractive than it is, without much under-skin engineering changes, and there were many good suggestions that apparently didn't inform the final design much at all.

The body actually makes me less interested in this project, as I wouldn't use the body, wouldn't want to pay for that body, and would have to try and fit an alternate body from an alternate source, which is more expertise and expense required.
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