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Well its good someone was inspired to do this - however as the original designer, Oliver Winterbottom, might comment, it's easy to draw a nice shape; what's difficult is to integrate a design with practical and dynamic requirements such as accommodation, engine/drivetrain position, fuel tank/battery/spare wheel, crash resistance, suspension layout and characteristics, aerodynamics etc..

If you read his autobiography it is amazing what he achieved in designing cars; not only did he create the shape which met the practical and dynamic requirements but also a costed production 'bible' with all the parts and processes detailed.

For me, the Elite remains one of the best integrated automotive concepts - certainly of its time.

ATB Richard

Edited by rjwooll

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Love the interior (and then read it was inspired by the Esprit ;) ), but hate the exterior. Looks like some French styling study you see at the official car shows. :( I fail to see any similarity with the Elite, which is a shame.

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@Escape - the back window is the only bit that makes me think Elite

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Very nice artwork,   but says nothing Elite to me,     The Elite was sharp and this design is far to round.  :rolleyes:

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