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Old 19th April 2004, 14:47   #16
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Quote[/b] ]Last I remember were prominent in RX-7 and Lotus Esprit
Hey rtech the soon to be launch Esprit has also lost the popups. Great pics Rehaan.. Taken by our old faithful A70?

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Old 19th April 2004, 18:47   #17
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the 612 really looks very good, althought it doesn't have "FERRARI" type designs. I love these cars just the way I love the old 250 GTV [this was a 2+2] and the 250 GTSWB.
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Yepp, very sweet pics Rehaan.. by the way what motorshow is it? I mean which place?

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Hey rtech the soon to be launch Esprit has also lost the popups.
Dippy ,
That was me. Actually pop ups may be dated, but I really miss them..
By the way 'the soon to be launch Esprit has also lost the popups' does it mean that no production car has POP-Ups now?
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ya the new Esprit also has lost the pop-ups.So has the Corvette. The NSX too.
The pop ups really looked good on these cars.
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Come to think of it, I cant think of a single currently-produced car with pop-up headlights. What a shame to what is one of the single most important design cues to the sports cars of yesteryears.

Now I have one more reason to hate the new-age car design trends.

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Old 19th April 2004, 23:59   #21
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Quote[/b] (rtech @ April 19 2004,11:00)]boy, the lighting looks really bad there. tough to take some good pics looks like. The organisers should have thought of that beforehand
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PS - its the NYC international autoshow

Dippy - A70 it is

Rtech - umm.the lighting was bad for (digital) photography but good for viewing.......but the thing is that ferrari and maserati were together so when it was really crowded and i had to push my way all the way to the front near the cars, when i reached that section i was taking SO many pics so fast that my flash didnt have time to charge up between shots and thats why these pics are a bit dull

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nice pic rehaan...hey dude which dpi did u scan this babay at..cause it took me like 2 min. just to get the pics....
anyways nice pics. may be next time at a lower resolution...will be easy on the bandwith!
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Hey Vishnu,

The pics are all 75kb each. Thats as low as i could go @800x600 without it looking real bad.
Maybe your connection is just having a bad day.

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ps - just as a comparison, of the tiny images in the first post the first pic is 90kb!
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Quote[/b] ]What a shame to what is one of the single most important design cues to the sports cars of yesteryears.
I agree GTO . These are the car designs you I and most of the others on the forum have gown up with
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I heard that the NHTSA and FMVSS will make it illegal for new cars to have pop up lights.

1) Primary concern - Safety of pedestrians .. crash testing shows more injuries with pop up lights

2) Driver and occupant safety- Pop up lights usually work either on electric motors or vaccum either from a vaccum pump or the inlet manifold.. all of which have a tendency of failure much higher than normal lights..

3)Manufactors point of view -Not that *long ago designing a headlamp was a *complex thing and expensive, designing and manufactoring lighting system which were aerodynamic was a VERY expensive proposition even 10 years ago !! *pop-ups was the best comprmise ,when down a VERY aerodynamic car but when up they increase a lot of drag ,,,, BUT advancments in sheet metal press and metal forming ..have changed that..

BUT theres nuthing like a pop-up, flash its lights when over taking u .. reminds me of that Jamiroquai video "cosmic girl" wherein a 355 flashes the pop-ups... just makes being overtaken so much pleasurable



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It's got nice proportions......the profile looks really cool with the long hood. But from the front, it looks kinda weird and contrived. Nice interiors though. I still love the 456.



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