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Side Scoop Update With Blade Trim Body Coloring And Subsequent Analysis By Chazcron

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  • Side Scoop Update With Blade Trim Body Coloring And Subsequent Analysis By Chazcron

    Chazcron has been catching some heat elsewhere as to his scoop shape. To bring us all up to speed, here is what he has posted, his most recent
    scoop rendering in which he chose to return to a body colored blade/scoop trim, and his analysis as to his thinking about the scoop shape.

    Originally posted by Chazcron
    I stated in a very early post that the bottom scoop shape I've concocted was the most appealing to ME and would not change it without compelling photographic evidence. I tried more than a few. I followed the contours visible in the early canvas bag camo down to where they meet the curved lower door crease. I opted to curve it back forward closer to the rear of the door rather than have it stay at one consistant width for two reasons. One, as it comes forward, it enables the scoop to trap more air, and second, I like the way it looks tapering outward toward the bottom than straight from top to bottom. Since no one has come forward with ANY proof of the actual shape, I will stick with it rather than tilt at windmills and constantly change the shape. My renders would lack overall consistency, and while I am constantly refining the overall shape, I do that because there are multitudes of actual photographs of much of the rest of the car. I've also stated that the bottom third is very likely wrong and that what GM did will look better and have aerodynamic reasons for the shape.


    Crabby, I took note of the body colored scoop blade visible in the center stripe. This is fairly compelling to me that the blade is real. This also compelled me to drop the carbon fiber for now. It may be an option, and while THIS GUY likes the contrast it provides the side of the car, many don't.

    Shape stays stubbornly the same.
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    Last edited by John; 04-05-2019, 12:21 AM.
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    Thank you Chazcron. Personally, I love your scoop. I like your staying with the scoop shape you believe is correct. You are the artist here. You are the super-skilled one. And besides, the car looks absolutely terrific as is.

    As shown in the leaked specs reported by Jalopnik, if later confirmed, there are going to be three options for that scoop trim blade:

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    Last edited by John; 04-05-2019, 12:31 AM.
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    • #3
      It looks great to me Chazcron as is.

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      • #4
        I am not sure which exterior trim we will be choosing. We like the scoop’s shape as you have drawn it,

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        • #5
          Yes it appears Awesome, I love the contrast and will definitely NOT check body color. As far as the shape tell them to give you an actual un-camo pic . Fantastic work Chaz.
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          • #6
            I too like your render Chaz, At first I was in favor of body color, but the carbon fiber or even carbon flash look has grown on me. I hope that the shape is close to your render as I think it compliments all the other body lines. Thx for all your efforts ... we shall see!!

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            • #7
              Agree with statements above; I prefer the carbon flash, but scoop look great IMHO
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              • #8
                I feel like it’s missing a carbon fiber option on the trim, of course maybe that would be part of a separate CF package. And really like the rendering! When’s Chaz doing a Z06 rendering?!!

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                • #9
                  The reason C8 keeps pushing back, because GM is trying to keep up with the changes that Chaz is making, and he keeps coming up with better design..
                  Last edited by Z_Rocks; 04-05-2019, 03:06 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Looks awesome as shown...id have to see the car in person to decide...i usually prefer body color on scoops yet it looks great both ways as shown..

                    the shape is very slick as shown as well.

                    thank you

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JB View Post
                      Looks awesome as shown...id have to see the car in person to decide...i usually prefer body color on scoops yet it looks great both ways as shown..

                      the shape is very slick as shown as well.

                      thank you
                      I'm starting to get worried, that we're liking Chas's design too much, and when the real thing comes, it will not satisfy us.

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                      • #12
                        Chaz, fvs and bdsvavars have all said that what they have rendering will not be as good as what GM reveals to us.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by John View Post
                          Chaz, fvs and bdsvavars have all said that what they have rendering will not be as good as what GM reveals to us.
                          Thanks John. This is a VERY important statement for everyone to keep in mind.

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                          • #14
                            I’m liking the shape of the scoop, but I think my preference of finish will depend on vehicle color as I could see body color looking good on dark dray or Long Beach Red, whereas carbon fiber would be a good contrast on Arctic White. In any event, great work Chaz keep it coming!
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                            • #15
                              Personally, I think the leading edge, as rendered by our talented artists, obstructs the free flow design of the vehicle. Remove that several inch leading edge and allow the body work to be the exclusive ingredient of the scoop and the car's design is much sleeker and decidedly unimpeded. Obviously, there are fine distinctions of design, many of which, are results of preference, but the leading edge of this area of the vehicle restricts the elements of it's spirited design. This assumption of an isolated and additional leading edge is superfluous in my vision.

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