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Originally Posted by Queen and Country View Post
The product I designed is impossible to photograph faithfully,
I have a lot of faith in light, contrast, perspective, and color......so give us a look. In the end is that not what we are discussing here?
 
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Originally Posted by pwpacp View Post
I have a lot of faith in light, contrast, perspective, and color......so give us a look. In the end is that not what we are discussing here?
You are right, I stand corrected. It takes 2 opposing talents to do the job, one to make an authentic product the other to illustrate it properly .
Sending PM.
 
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Old 01-26-2019, 02:27 AM
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All these pictures makes me want to take out my car out but it's at least 3,5 month til spring!:-(
I agree with the best view is from behind!:-)
 
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I must say that I am impressed, what with all this talk of "best viewed from behind" that none of the images from the Girls on Jaguars thread have appeared. Well, maybe a little disappointed, too.
 
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FINE!

 
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Where's the Jaguar ??
 
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I think my chrome bumper blade would rise a little as well if that lady draped herself over me!
 

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Agreed on the various looks to our ride based on perspective. It's one of the many things I enjoy about owning one - they look GREAT from all angles, IMO.
 

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The *** end is my favorite angle. There are some angles that appear to be muscular, and from some, bulbous. 😒
Go on ...
 
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Your problem is you bought a coupe.

The X150 was designed first and foremost as a convertible.

Nothing looks so good when you stick an upturned wheelbarrow on top of it.
 
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Originally Posted by PsiFox View Post
Your problem is you bought a coupe.

The X150 was designed first and foremost as a convertible.

Nothing looks so good when you stick an upturned wheelbarrow on top of it.
You posted in the wrong thread.
Post this on the thread where the poor bugger's top wont go up.

If it was designed as a convertible originally, how come my chassis has few parts.
 

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Old 01-28-2019, 06:00 PM
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No idea why your chassis has few parts?

Youd have to ask a certain Ian Callum, who started he designed it that way.

Wasactually a humorous response as car looks great either way, just better as a soft top

Have actually made a suggestion to check on in that thread too.
 
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by PsiFox View Post
No idea why your chassis has few parts?
Cause it needs no additional parts to stiffen the chassis.
Thats why it seems improbable that the controvertible was designed first.
Unless done by a daft person, it would be easier to eliminate the top and add additional braces than to build a top on a convertible car. Which seems to be the case.
I would further imagine that it would be near impossible to make the lines on the coupe meet so harmoniously unless designed ground up- the inverse would be true of the vert.
 
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Originally Posted by PsiFox View Post
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You'd have to ask a certain Ian Callum, who stated he designed it that way.......
Quite right...


.... and the reference....
https://www.autoevolution.com/jaguar/xk-convertible/
 
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It's the coupe we're seeing first, but the XK was initially designed as a convertible. "If you get the convertible right, the coupe will naturally follow," Callum says. "It doesn't always work if you do a coupe and cut the roof off. I didn't want something that looked like a bathtub with a hole in it." The convertible has a cloth roof that stores neatly under a hard tonneau cover. "We looked at doing just one car with a folding metal hardtop like the Mercedes SL," admits Callum, "but that's a three-box car. That's not a Jaguar."
https://www.motortrend.com/cars/jagu...7-jaguar-xk-3/
 
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Structurally the car was designed with the convertible in mind.

From a manufacturing stand point the cars go through identical processes except for a few parts.

Unlike cars of the 1990's and before where Convertibles were a follow up model, the XK was designed to be both from the start.

From an aesthetics standpoint I am not sure if one came first, or both were being worked on. I would imagine based on the concept car that the coupe was styled first, since they released a concept of a coupe. Doesn't prove anything.
 
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See quote above, of course both were in mind but he’s clear convertible was first design, even though coupe went into production first
 
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Originally Posted by PsiFox View Post
See quote above, of course both were in mind but he’s clear convertible was first design, even though coupe went into production first
I had not read that quote before.

I had noted in magazines that many manufacturers started with both/convertible in mind near the turn of the millennium.

The Porsche 997, and Corvette C6 being two notable examples. I had also noted this was true for the X150.

It would be interesting if some day someone did a "notch back" by making a hard top with the convertible lines.
 
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Originally Posted by Tervuren View Post

It would be interesting if some day someone did a "notch back" by making a hard top with the convertible lines.
it certainly would.
 
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That article includes the answer to the question about the side vent - is it functional? Yes, it is!

"5. This vent will become a Jaguar design signature. It's functional: There's a low-pressure area behind the wheel that helps draw air through."

So the XKR has two sets of functional vents - one set in the hood (bonnet) and the other set in the front fenders (wings).
 

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