Sports Tourer Concept
"The HCD-8 is a conceptual design model
used to evaluate the design, package and proportion of the next
generation sports coupe," said Chris Zarlenga, Design Manager on the
HCD-8 project. "The HCD-8 has graceful, flowing lines. The surfaces of
the vehicle have the volume and shape to retain some classicism of a
sports car. We also worked with surfaces and lines that stir the inner
emotions of passion, romance and performance. We arranged the graphic
components to signal strength, attitude and power," Zarlenga added.
Highlighting the exciting design elements
is the Ballistic Yellow tri-color paint from Nippon. The body color is
complemented with anthracite color ground effects trim and road wheels.
The exterior trim is polished nickel.
The interior is finished with two-tone
Vapor Gray leather seating surfaces accented by wood flooring and wood
and aluminum accented steering wheel rim and shift lever knob.
The aluminum trim is accented with a nickel finish. "We wanted to
contrast the rich, luxurious interior against the Ballistic Yellow
exterior," said Zarlenga.