Am I the only one who thinks that new hood looks way too Chrysler-esque? Don’t like the new taillights either. And the snout seems like it’s been nudged even more into the “blunt force trauma” aesthetic range, tho that could just be the angle.
I personally like this update. I always felt the previous model was too tadpole/ droopy eyed. None of the cut lines are as nice, but the face is more aggressive. I like it. I think the tail is a big improvement too. The old one looked so cramped and squeezed, where as this one feels wider and more stable.
Looking at it again, it’s not as bad, but I think it lost some of the character of the old one. I liked how the original resisted the typical “wide” and “fast” look and instead made something unique. I’d like to own the original car at some point. I’m thinking M4 coupe.
some sketches and clay stuff here. The form intentions are a little more clear in the sketches…especially around the headlight frown, then up and back on the hood. The original gesture of bringing the bottom of the door up over the wheel then across the top of the headlight was unique but a little awkward and din;t allow for that aggressive headlamp. which I like. Very curious to see this in person.