Non-Retro 2009 5th Gen Firebird (NEW DESIGN)

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    Non-Retro 2009 5th Gen Firebird (NEW DESIGN)

    ok, since there were mixed feelings about a retro-bird, i've decided to take the plunge and let the 4th gen evolve instead of mixing it with retro design...
    photoshop quality is not so good as previous shops but its about the design right?
    check it out: (ill be doing the rear end later on)
    ps. I had fun making the banshee!

    http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...ns/transam.jpg
    http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...ns/banshee.jpg
    http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...gns/spider.jpg

    I kept it on the zeta platform thus its still sharing the same one as camaro, but still very different. used G6 rooftop for a way different look then the camaro....
    Last edited by Cliffhanger; 06-10-2007 at 08:13 PM.

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    Re: Non-Retro 2009 5th Gen Firebird Concept

    Not bad, i like the front
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    Last edited by Cliffhanger; 06-10-2007 at 08:12 PM.

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    Good job! Somehow i miss the B pillar though. I wonder why wasnt the Banshee name used on a production Pontiac?

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    Re: Non-Retro 2009 5th Gen Firebird Concept

    Not bad, but there's something about the headlights I don't like. Also, the gen 4 has been dead long enough that an an evolution of it's style might still be considered retro.
    It sounded pretty good until I actually said it.

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    Re: Non-Retro 2009 5th Gen Firebird Concept

    It looks exactly like a Viper..
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    Re: Non-Retro 2009 5th Gen Firebird Concept

    great job. there is something about the front end tho. not sure if i like it or not

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    Re: Non-Retro 2009 5th Gen Firebird Concept

    I think the front end needs some cleaning up but I really like the idea of taking the firebird in a completely opposite direction as the Camaro.

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    Re: Non-Retro 2009 5th Gen Firebird Concept

    Quote Originally Posted by rmodys
    It looks exactly like a Viper..
    not at all.
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    great ideas i love it.

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    Re: Non-Retro 2009 5th Gen Firebird Concept

    wasn't too happy with the design, so did it once again totally over....now with the popup headlights!

    http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...GENTRANSAM.jpg
    http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...NTRANSAMse.jpg
    http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...ANSAMCLEAR.jpg





    hope you like this even better!
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    Re: Non-Retro 2009 5th Gen Firebird Concept (updated)

    I do not like the Beak

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    Re: Non-Retro 2009 5th Gen Firebird Concept (updated)

    Ugh. No. Ugly.

    Take the 3rd Gen TA and look at some Ferarris to see where it might best be to take it. Or, take a look at some modern Alfa Romeos -- they have a Pontiac look to them, methinks.

    I do understand not wanting to go retro, but go classic. That's what Pontiac should be about. Classicly styled cars, but not retro nor boring. Hence th Alfa Romeo mention. For example:





    I'm not 100% fond of the way this Alfa looks, but it's classical, classy, and what Pontiac needs in terms of style.

    Cross the Alfas with Ferraris such as the 599 and you'll have something.


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    Re: Non-Retro 2009 5th Gen Firebird Concept (updated)

    I like the one in post number 11 best. Definently cool looking w/ Ram Air hood.
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    Re: Non-Retro 2009 5th Gen Firebird Concept (updated)

    Ok, i've tried it for the very last time now, gave it a bit of a solstice styling to it, thus creating a all-new firebird with no design connections to the previous generations (except for paint scheme's)...you may like it or not, but i've tried keeping the present pontiac-look into the car, while still looking like a firebird sportscar....it's hard to tell this is still on the camaro zeta platform and goes a way different way then camaro...I even dare saying there is a little bit of supersportscar in there....

    anyway, a picture says more then a thousand words, so here are 3:
    Firebird GXP 427 SD (T/A replacement), Firebird Formula, Firebird Convertible





    hope to see some comments!

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