Sunday, September 27, 2009

NOOOOOOOO! Say It Ain't So ... Aptera Production Design Released?

I've commented many times about how Microsoft runs their business like a car company ... throwing out designs and prototypes months (sometimes years) before shipping the actual product. Then that final product usually ends up being radically different from the original concept.

One car company recently went from awesome to completely ugly ... Toyota ... with the 2010 Prius.

This was the concept 2010 Prius:

This is what the actual 2010 Prius looks like:

The wind has been knocked out my sails completely if the following rumor is true ...

Aptera's final production design:

One of the things that drew me to the Aptera was it's radical departure from today's automobile design. This "new design" (if true) is a huge letdown to everyone that has adamantly supported Aptera for the past two years.

I love the original design:

I doubt I'd even take the new design if it were given to me.

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