Originally Posted by malc
That is cool but has severe all round visibility problems.
"This is something actually realizable as a production car, too!"
Never, the market for such a car would be too small.
Remember 99.99% of people want a car to go from A to B and one they can fit the wife and kids into.
You are correct the market would be small, but if built as a niche vehicle off another existing platform would allow a "halo" vehicle that would be worth more to the brand's image than the actual volume of sales.
As far as the visibility comment, remember this design was for a Hot Wheels, and Steve hit the nail on the head as far the proper proportions for that size. In other words, the design has to scale down to 1:64 ( the big model is a 1:5 scale ) so in the larger size, it will of course look somewhat cartoonish with mafia-slit windows....Look at any Hot Wheels car and you will see the proportions have been modified to work at the smaller size ( scaled up, most of the wheels would be something like 30s, too. )
The skill of a good designer is being able to translate the beautiful concept into a production-reality design, and trust me, with normal Chrysler 300C amount window glass, this design loses nothing.....
Of course, I am biased