I feel like this car deserves a little more consideration than just some pictures. I want to touch on some points that I find interesting from a design perspective.
Lets start with the front (all pics will be in hi-res):
First off, respect must be given for the crazy idea and flawless execution of extending the hood all the way down to nearly the bottom of the front bumper. Not to mention the fact that the hood is produced in dry carbon by the same factory that makes Amuse’s dry carbon. As you can see, fit and finish is flawless as is the weight savings. By elongating the hood and grill, they’ve created a menacing look that I’ve never seen before.
Secondly, they commissioned a popular Japanese artist to design details of the car. I talked about him in an earlier ASI Bentley post, so search the blog if you want more info on that. What i will point attention to is the use not of vinyl but of gold leaf for the graphcis. Even the ASI logo ribbon around the edge of the hood and found in other places is gold leaf.
The bumper also uses well integrated LED signal lamps which integrate perhaps more cleanly than seen in other OEM cars like the Porsche 997 Turbo.
The blacked out headlights however I’m personally not a fan of. I would have rather seen either original lights or red or yellow tinted housings.
From this profile on the front you can also see the dry carbon roof as well as carbon accents on the front bumper.
The rear profile also has a few unique things.
I love the indentation details of the rear fender alongside the tail light. I’ve never seen that done by any aftermarket widebody and its a unique and clean alternative to either a flat section or an air outlet hole.
Secondly on the rear fenders, (and this isnt the best angle to showcase it), the sharp edge on the rear fender is a great detail and gives the car more muscle than the typical rounded edges there. An aggressive design move that was really well executed.
The rear bumper has a lot going on, but the use of black paint integrates the vents and details very well. Of course you can also see the unique muffler tip housing as well as the F1 inspired 3rd brake light at the bottom of the diffuser.
The only thing I’d change about the rear bumper are the side outlet vents behind the rear tires. That design is uninspired and doesnt live up to the level of the rest of the car’s design.
On the interior again they went all out. hand woven seat inserts and floor mats show artistry, along side the carbon fiber seat base surrounds and the modified flat bottom carbon fiber accented steering wheel.
And I leave you all with my favorite view of the car and my current desktop background:
ASIâ€™s Tetsu GT-R Widebody Bentley Continental GT – Details
That image best shows the car in my opinion. The rear fender design is fully visible from that angle, and it impresses me greatly. The wheel offsets are nearly perfect, and the nice detailing of the asi logo on the rim’s outer edge is executed flawlessly in gold (silver on the other side of the car for a different image).
Some people may dislike this car, but after close looks you can not possibly doubt the artistry and detail that went into designing this car.
Plus some of my friends in Japan helped out with the parts development and engine tuning, so I know it was all done by quality people.
If you know anyone that wants to plop down $800k for one of these cars, ASI is selling 29 of them. I happen to be an ASI dealer (despite my absolute inability to sell a $800k car.)