The original concept car front end did look mega impressive and i have to admit that i was disappointed when the car bra finally came off the test cars and didnt feature the "Panda" (gotta find a sexier term than that) front. Talking to someone in the know a while back, they claimed that Nissan dropped it as
a) There wasnt a strong reaction to it in Japan (I guess this is proven by it taking 3 or so years for the aftermarket to come up with one)
b) It was made huge waves in the design world (not just automotive, even creative review ran an article on it) and Nissan were concerned it would become too "trendy" so left it to VW to run with;-
I was wondering how quick the reply would come :chuckle: nothing like friendly banter , to make the day go quicker ,
"silly panda"!:chuckle::chuckle::chuckle::chuckle: each to their own I say , but if you look through night vision they all look the same LOL
I too loved the Proto and was hugely disappointed when I saw the final production.
This is nice, but I still prefer the original Proto design.
AFAIK it is a one-off so not available for sale. Full carbon front and rear, which I think is a stupid place to use that material. Slight parking ding = complete new one-off panel!