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Monday, April 13, 2009

2.4 Pure and Simple

There isn't much more to say. The Project M is a rebodied Corvette ZR1, and so what?
Besides some fanboys engaging another war about what's the better car, the Corvette ZR1 or the Nissan GT-R, the choice of the car is surely smart. It's a light chassis, very well done, it demonstrated to be capable to fight with high power engines without loosing it's natural friendly drive, and it's even pretty compact, allowing for more freedom in the external shape knowing you are not going to became embarrassingly long as a Faralli & Mazzanti Antas, for instance, which isn't huge, but definitely looks like it is, especially in the flesh (yes, I saw it!).

To be honest, somewhere over the internet someone already had that feeling, and compared a ZR1 chassis picture to a teaser shot of the Project M and there were quite some similarities. Without talking about my idea of that tail recalling a Stingray which could still be one of the wrongest guess in automotive history.

A more important fact is again Jason and his smile, his idea of the car being functional and not just a weird sheet of metal while still being a masterpiece, and his vision of a complete project, or product, not just a flashy and pointless concept.
There are just a few words in his speeches which aren't enlightening on his vision about cars, or even art. I couldn't express, obviously, better those ideas than what he already did.

Simply enjoy the video and be sure to collect all the images available when the car will be unveiled.

This guy has a potential, he's going to do something important in his life...

Follow the jump for the sixth episode: Project M, the chassis.

Post header source: Inside Porject M

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