Exactly how I felt regarding the shoulder and swage lines. Thought they made a big mistake at first, but it's really clean and they did a great job of creating taught lines in place. The more photos we see of this thing in non-showroom lighting, the better we can realize that too.Great observations Ace. I'm with you, the more I see of S650, the more I love it.
One aspect I didn't like.....or didn't appreciate at first, was the loss of the hard swage line that ran through the top of the door on S550. For me, this followed a styling cue from the '65-68, albeit S550 lost the c-scoop. However, the smoother lines of S650 echo those of the '69 and '70 models (more so the '70, as it lost the "air vent" in the hip kick up).
Not even for retro's sake either; I think it's just a forward-looking design.
For sure. Where the S550 creates the same illusion with the sucked in rocker panel trim and the small edge flares at the bottoms of its fenders, the S650 straight up emphasizes it by incorporating the lines into the entire bottom half of the profile. Love it!There more I see of the 2024, the more I love it. The lines are so much more refined then before. On Gen 6 the lines were always these bulge that combine multiple directions for give it some form. The Gen 7 is much cleaner, most edges are really just the sharp edges.
Look at the lower door line that visually shrinks the heigth, making the car look much sleeker. I love how they added the very small line at the rear to continue the lower door line to the end.
This pictures easily shows how tame the Gen 6 looks in comparison. The very soft lines and high doors jus doesn't look as aggressive and sporty as Gen 7.
100% I remember seeing the official Ingot S550 press photos driving around the desert highways and they really made those body lines pop. Definitely works here as well and I'm actually impressed with how good the minimal EB ingot S650 model photos look this go around.Silver colors on all s550s have had great impact on the lines and showing them, see if you can find similar pics in ingot silver on the s550s the lines will for sure be more pronounced.
But agreed the S650 is improved on many levels