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I think it would be awesome if GM made the Volt look like this car .... the 2008 Holden Coupe 60 Concept:



http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z15074/Holden_Coupe_60_Concept.aspx

I think this Holden Coupe car design will be a smash hit! No doubt about it. I like the front grill, side and the rear end design ... everything. Whoever designed this car should be promoted. This is one of the coolest car designs I've seen in a long time. :cool:

Holden is a GM subsidiary from Australia you know, so maybe they can use the basic Holden Coupe 60 design and somehow still make it look cool with 4 doors on it for the Volt.

Maybe in 2012 or something, GM could just add the E-flex propulsion system to this exact Holden Coupe 60 design and sell it as a high-tech luxury hybrid sports coupe with 250+ horsepower or something. Maybe when I get a few promotions and save up some moulah I can actually get me one. :)

Do this car design GM! Build this car! It's a winner! :D

http://www.conceptcarz.com/view/photo/269965,15074,0,0/2008_Holden_Coupe_60_Concept_Photo.aspx

http://www.conceptcarz.com/view/photo/269962,15074,0,0/2008_Holden_Coupe_60_Concept_Photo.aspx

http://www.conceptcarz.com/view/photo/269968,15074,0,0/2008_Holden_Coupe_60_Concept_Photo.aspx

http://concept.holdencampaign.com.au/

http://www.holden.com.au

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holden
 

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I think the Holden Coupe is a great overall design. It reminds me of BMWs and Audis I've seen over the years. I don't like sports coupes and sedans to look too curvy and sexy like Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Just a personal preference.

I think making a new car look too modern and too distinctive is a mistake. I think certain basic conventional designs have a timeless appeal. The designers could tweak these conventional designs to make new models, but not too much ... a balance between the old and the new. Moderation can be a good thing.

That's why I think cars like the new Malibu are doing pretty well. It's fairly conventional, yet still a little stylish. GM did a good job on the exterior. The interior is very nice too. Big improvement there. People may say they want a radical new design, but they probably still prefer to buy a somewhat conventional design. Most people don't like to stick out too much when they are driving around town.
 

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If the Volt concept failed in the wind tunnel, this concept would fair the same or even worse. I'm with you, I'd like the Volt to look like a bad azz driving machine rather than an econo-bubble. Problem is, until we get better batteries, the wind tunnel gets to dictate the way a car looks more than the stylists do.:(
 
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