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Old 04-15-2021, 09:28 AM   #728 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
Eyes Cant See What The Mind Doesnt Know
Philosophy can be a distraction when attempting to visualize in a scientific manner. However it may help when things turn artistic.

Looking one more time at the various angles, it is a simple inlet air rear quarter of side window under the buttress.

The massive side intake does NOT swoosh upward as it looks in the pure side view only. The mind saw something that was not there for a moment.

Previous photos show the massive V-12 stuffed into the front engine compartment, so maybe the radiator is under the bed and supplied with electric fans and an elaborate rear diffuser to exhaust the air (bad maybe - oops).

There are hints of this, but it's just another guess, an attempt at forensic analysis based on available photos and text.

Maybe the radiator is squeezed up front.

I suspect there are two stages of development of this car. One as shown in the video and still images in the motor1 link above, and a second road going car with side view mirrors and perhaps additional cooling elements at the side on the car.

Clearly the side intake panel is a block off panel in the motor1 video, but is it that way in the later version on the road?


Based on the sketches, the show car, and the road going images my current best guess is:

1. Early concept sketches intended a mid-engine V-12

2. Show car front engine, front cooling radiator.

3. Road car is same, I can see no evidence of additional mid/rear cooling system.

The depth and size of the lower body side intakes are clearly different between the early sketches and what was fabricated. I did find the motor1 video illuminating as blurry and jumpy as it was (see below).

Bertone partnered concept cars at Qatar Motor Show 2012 - Part 1
Architect, Artist and Designer of Objects

1977 Porsche 911s Targa
1998 Chevy S-10 Pick-Up truck
1989 Scat II HP Hovercraft

Chin Spoiler:

Rear Spoiler Pick Up Truck

Roof Wing

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