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Friday, October 26, 2012

Chevrolet says Mali-BOOYAH! Instead of Malibu, As SEMA-bound Concept Gets Ready for the Streetz!

       I love this Chevrolet Malibu SEMA concept render! It is terrific! I really enjoy how the rear portion of the car sorts of leans into the front. The large wheels, in addition,  prop up the bold, dashing looking, and are easy on the eyes with their eye-catching  sexy, spicy design.
The front of the car is beautiful as well, especially with the lovely body work going on in the lower fascia area.
       Let me start under the headlamps. Look closely at this particular location, here, the headlamp is recessed, or rather it is preceded by a lip (let me just use that automotive wheel terminology for a moment). This lip continues downward, slanting, and achieving a tapered or pointed form as it reaches the lower air intake. Juxtaposed right besides this is another "working" of the metal. You can recognize it by that shape -the first half of it - that nearly resembles a helicopter's tail section (refer to third picture below). Now talking about this overall design, it essentially "comes" off the hood bulge. It's apart of the package (refer to second picture below), so to speak. But what I like about it is how it sits right between the lower air intake and the grille above. It accents the grille and adds to the showing of a powerful design presence at the front of the car. Now, moving back up on the front area of the car, checkout the headlamps. First of all, they are not of a usual bland Chevrolet style to begin with. Second, the design of the inner housing is a bolder design than the exterior design, and it visually coincides with the exterior design of the headlamp, having the effect of looking as if it is apart of it, or is one piece. This is a beautiful effect  of design trick-ology, that gives the entire headlamp a focused and eagle-like appearance. Lastly, moving all the way down on the front fascia - to the fog lamps - is a red inner outline, which matches the red disc brakes. It also complements the body of the car as well - the red against what appears to be a dark navy-ish blue. The color contrast is of of a perfect temperature!

- Gebre Mesquitta

Friday, October 5, 2012

Breaking News: New "info" on the 2014-2015 New Ford Mustang!
       I'm at it again! Here I am again, talking about the new Ford Mustang. Well I spotted this new render of an alleged 2014 Ford Mustang on the Jalopnik automotive website. Immediately catching my eyes was the front fascia, which suprised me, because it apppears that some designer in the studio has become un-lazy, and has embarked on a new design direction. I've been seeing quite alot of these types of front fascias recently -
due to my constant rummaging through Facebook car sketch pages, etc. - and I really love them. I like to call this particular type of design, metal folds, as it looks like the metal folds in in some areas and then comes back out somewhere else. It's quite a delicious design amusement. Looking further, I see the Ford Evos (concept) grille - or even the Ford Fusion grille - is still there, and nothing is wrong with that. However, I do think that it could be a tad bit taller.
           Furthermore, I don't know what the emblem on the grille is! First of all, it makes the grille look like a derivative of the Dodge crosshair grille, but instead, now it is a grille with a literal crosshair - if you know what I mean. Now, moving on to the side, here the body is a bit blah-zay, although I do admire the deep creased intrusion carved into the metal. I also like how it is given a "salute" with a lead-in crease that begins at the edge of the front headlamp. And, I enjoy how it appears to be going through the wheel fender and coming back out on the other side! In addition, I also see what appears to be a more noticeable rump in the rear wheel fender area. Infact, it is a very Pre-2012 Dodge Charger-esque rump! It is a splitting copy of it! To the detail! Just look at it as it jaggedly comes to an end above the driver's-side door lock! See, I knew I loved that beautiful crease that the previous Dodge Charger had cut into its rear quarter panel. Yeah! I knew it! And now look at it being copied (hahaha). I'm not mad at Ford for doing it, but rather, I'm mad at Dodge for not keeping that  design feature in the newer Charger model! :(. Oh, and I forgot to mention, what the hell happened to the circular headlamps that rightfully have been a part of the Ford Mustang retro-futuristic design? This has to be included in any new redesign! Come on y'all! (screams)

Here is a link to the article where I got this latest Mustang render from:

Also, in my design critique of the latest Ford Mustang render, I referred to the Dodge Charger quite a few times. You can checkout my previous article on the Dodge Charger's design at the following link:

- Gebre Mesquitta