Vellum Venom Vignette: The Aftermarket Fixes All!

Sajeev Mehta
by Sajeev Mehta
vellum venom vignette the aftermarket fixes all

The problem with the FR-S’ unrefined bumps, lumps and Trapezoid Homage to the 1977 Mercury Cougar now has a decent solution. And what of this workaround? It’s brutal. It’s borderline inexcusable. But my goodness, it works…too bad I’m making you click to see it.


A gigantic wing with mounting points that emulate the Cougar trapezoid form: all of a sudden the decklid has purpose! The hunks of metal (aluminum?) empathize with the trapezoid butt and the slant of the taillights. And will you look at the decklid’s Bangle Butt with a big-ass spoiler on it? Not for a while!

Too bad there’s a downside.

Wings are pretty retarded. You need the stance, the wheels, the wide-body flares and all the streetability compromise that comes with. (Piston Slap moment: insert LSX-FTW swap here) This is pure race fantasy, but this FR-S (okay, BRZ) makes it work. And it proves that purposeful race design can be both functional and beautiful. Just don’t try this at home, kids…

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  • HiFlite999 HiFlite999 on Oct 05, 2012

    At least the wing may actually be doing something beneficial for aero at semi-normal speeds.

  • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Oct 05, 2012

    No! No! No! Just look at all those sharp creases and flat surfaces. This car is a perfect vehicle for a return to two-tone, three-tone, multi-tone paint jobs. Imagine a palette of pastels doing battle with primary colors. It's time to bring back the wonderful, colorful Nineteen-Fifties and defeat the black/white/silver monotony - we might even get chrome bumpers back!!

  • Inside Looking Out This is actually the answer to the question I asked not that long ago.
  • Inside Looking Out Regarding "narrow windows" - the trend is that windows will eventually be replaced by big OLED screens displaying some exotic place or may even other planet.
  • Robert I have had 4th gen 1996 model for many years and enjoy driving as much now as when I first purchased it - has 190 hp variant with just the right amount of power for most all driving situations!
  • ToolGuy Meanwhile in Germany...
  • Donald More stuff to break god I love having a nanny in my truck... find a good tuner and you can remove most of the stupid stuff they add like this and auto park when the doors open stupid stuff like that