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post #16 of 32 Old 07-02-2016, 12:19 AM
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Love what you've done with the carbon roof - wish I'd thought of it as I didn't like the whole thing in carbon but it's too late for me now.

Every hat I own is off to you Sir!!

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Looks good. Glad to see someone finally realizing the car looks much better with body colored buttresses and the window frames. I have no idea why people get the front pillar body colored and the rest of the roof black. Looks weird.
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Really love what you've done with your spider Robert. Think it's the best solution for the roof, buttresses and rear deck I have seen. Beautiful. Well done. Look forward to seeing it in person one day ! Not to blow smoke up his a**e but having @Mark ANTAR look at various options at ones leisure rather than the spec'ing process really helps. Let's hope that the new configurator will help all of us too ! @MarkNC
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Orange and blue sibs really work individually and together. If only you could dive them simultaneously! Perfect cat and mouse.
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Stunning spec Robert, love every bit of it Nice choice of wheels too as not a huge fan of the OEM spider wheels.

Can't wait to see it in the flesh ! A quick visit to Stuttgart might be in order
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Looks good. Glad to see someone finally realizing the car looks much better with body colored buttresses and the window frames. I have no idea why people get the front pillar body colored and the rest of the roof black. Looks weird.
I do support that view!
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Looks good. Glad to see someone finally realizing the car looks much better with body colored buttresses and the window frames. I have no idea why people get the front pillar body colored and the rest of the roof black. Looks weird.


Nicely done OP
When I fancy a change on the 650 I might try some thing similar

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That looks fantastic!

Is the exterior carbon matt or glossy?

Thank you Mark

After much debate i went with Matt carbon. My goal was to build a "pretty" car especially after designing a more racy coupe. The one thing I could not do however was get away from the Matt carbon fiber. Id looked at gloss, blue tinted carbon etc etc and kept coming back to the Matt finish.
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Looks great. I was debating doing the roof carbon and painting the window frame as well. It as hard to figure out he inside of the buttress but I like your choice. The other option I was considering was to see if they would do the A pillar in carbon. I gave up and skipped the carbon roof.


It took a lot of time to sort out how to lay each part out. The roof is not easy and it's simple to say that the standard carbon roof does not flow. I want everyone to enjoy their cars but as with my coupe I waited long to show my design in hopes that it can stay relatively original:-)
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Really love what you've done with your spider Robert. Think it's the best solution for the roof, buttresses and rear deck I have seen. Beautiful. Well done. Look forward to seeing it in person one day ! Not to blow smoke up his a**e but having @Mark ANTAR look at various options at ones leisure rather than the spec'ing process really helps. Let's hope that the new configurator will help all of us too ! @MarkNC


Thanks Mike. I'm sure you'll see it around! Hopefully not so far out but at a minimum at the ring event next year.

It was a lot of fun designing. I didn't once turn on the configurator and sent the final specs to mark last week. Instead time was spent looking at the coupe thinking how to lose the gaudiness and make it prettier. Next time I suppose I could use those tools better to make my life easier.
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Wow, you're going to have quite good looking LT siblings!!!

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Orange and blue sibs really work individually and together. If only you could dive them simultaneously! Perfect cat and mouse.


Maybe I'm crazy but if planned the two cars going together in the garage from the time I finalized the coupe in Orange. I figured they should really compliment each other. This is one reason the orange car has only orange accents and the blue car is only blue.
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Stunning spec Robert, love every bit of it Nice choice of wheels too as not a huge fan of the OEM spider wheels.



Can't wait to see it in the flesh ! A quick visit to Stuttgart might be in order


Let me know when and we can meet up!
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Very well thought out Mate.....looks superb ,and I don't usually like the awkwardness of a spider ...Great !

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great colour scheme Robert, when do you get it ?

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