These are my quick pics and notes
My quick notes
F22 flowing design leads to edge design
Rear too traditional for too long, must make bold change
300 sketches in 2 wks after using all 10gm design studios
5 scale designs in wind tunnel to establish best potential
Lower roof height but same headroom
Lower windshield line for aggressive look
Let plan views dictate length
Compressed all concepts to two themes
Target audience was 4-12 yr old to induce imagination (poster car)
Did look at split window...tried but wanted to leave that in history, didnt fit in this timeframe
Hungry look, aggressive/beautiful
400hrs wind tunnel
Blade of rear extractors vary in pitch to optimize airflow
As much time on grill structures as on the entire body
Had to fight tadge to get exhaust tips as large as they are due to weight
37 states minimum plate height, 2 front plate bracket options...epa plate center, offset due to laws min height. Center plate mount gives car better gas mileage
Focus on luxury silvers/grays, tans, etc
Stinger stripe (shown)
Night time signature...rounds on too many other manufacturer, no longer unique
Target customer car enthusiast of any age
Square exhaust tips...price, fit, etc too much...they wanted it though
F22 very influencial in design process
Transformer car was certainly the initial c7 extreme concept
Chassis rigidity and overall vehicle strength makes the engineers very proud
Michelin amazes everyone involved
Higher performance version (Zxx) confirmed...though we all knew that
Optional sill plates and accessories avail through dealers...not seen yet
P.s. i got the whole story on the blue car wreck...how it happened, damage that resulted, etc.
If you have questions, I have answers maybe.
Keep the drama to a minimum...if you dont have anything nice to say, dont buy it...just dont stress us all out.
And my final comment....one of the most well attended bashes, and 99% of the people love the car, taillights and all!