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Old 09-04-2008, 05:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by extragoode View Post
You've got a point. Everything looked fine to me until I looked at the line you pointed out. Hopefully it's just a mistake in the rendering, otherwise it'll be a really funny looking car.
Yeah, I thought it was perspective too. I rotated the image based on the baseboard and added some horizontal lines :

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I made every line horizontal, which is *wrong* for perspective. But, I think the error you are seeing is way off. The rear tire is definitely smaller.

I am guessing this is by design. Why? Because a smaller tire probably means smaller aero-drag + better LRR + increased interior volume.

I can see some people hating it from the perspective of a "balanced design" (which could hurt sales), but I think it's kinda cool. Seems like something we would try to do. I like it more than the 2nd-Gen Prius.


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