TTAC Photochop: New "Baby" Rolls Royce
This week I tried my hand at the long speculated and currently confirmed entry level Rolls Royce. I know it sounds like a contradiction in terms (similar to "cheap expensive car"), but they're going to build a car smaller than the Phantom and just a little bit larger than the BMW 7-Series (to justify the RR badge). I actually like Rolls' house style these days. So I pictured a third model that goes on the same lines, with a drop of exclusivity in the fascia. I didn't wanted the baby Rolls to feel just like a down-scaled Phantom. All of the lines suggest that this is a smaller and lighter car, with less inertia, if you prefer (which I'm sure you do). The Phantom looks like it is unstoppable. While my rendering has the same blue-blood-driven-self-esteem, it acts like the kid-brother that knows there is a someone bigger around.
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I like the photochop, except for one little thing - it looks like it's about to pop a wheelie. :) I'm speaking from a position of ignorance here... Is there any functional reason to design a car that has a higher front end compared to its tail?
I think it could just be the angle, but I'm not feeling it.
The car looks "like it’s about to pop a wheelie" because the image was created as taken with a wide lens camera in close range. Therefore the perspective is a bit exaggerated (the front, closer to the lens/eyes, seems a lot bigger than the rear). The effect is also accentuated by the ascending road. Lift suspension is not included.
gack, Another in a long line of ugly cars. It looks like a Chrysler 300. Last RR I saw that I liked was a 28 coupe with a buffed aluminum body.