View Full Version : 2006 Isuzu Gemini Coupe?

03-22-2005, 02:50 PM
<I>From Isuzuperformance.com</I><p><IMG SRC="http://www.isuzuperformance.com/gifs/carpix/isuzusportscoupe.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">In August of 2003, Isuzu released to the Japanese auto press, this rendered image of two vehicles identified as "sports coupe(s)", in a very obvious attempt to test the waters and see what public sentiments are toward a re entry of Isuzu in car making.<p>The concept drawing released by Isuzu and the written statement that accompanied it indicate it to be the new Sports Coupe(s). (Remember, Japanese has no plural form and this will be important immediately below). <br>One source indicates both cars are two different trim levels of the same model vehicle which is to compete with such Japanese piers as the Honda Integra (Acura RSX in the US) and Toyota Celica, both considered the dominant specialty small cars in the Japanese domestic market. <p>A second source indicates that these are in fact two different models following the recent auto industry trend for retro styling. The darker color car in the background is indicated as the "New Bellett GTR", a compact sports coupe approximately 158 inches in length with a 94 inch wheel base, a two door four seat with very rounded styling and flared fenders with a silhouette surprisingly similar to the Audi TT. The retro exterior elements that draw from the original Bellett GTR are the composition of the grille with integrated quad style headlamps, the two chromed bars across the grille itself, black painted hood, antenna ariel over the center of the windshield, crease lines in the hood, and three box notch back proportion. This vehicle would be expected to have a four cylinder engine, likely a 2 liter gasoline engine, with DOHC and possibly direct injection, from the 4EE engine series, but no firm information on drivetrain layout. This model would fill the role of the affordable sporty model in the lineup. <p>Meanwhile, the lighter colored car in the foreground is described as the "New 117 Coupe", a mid sized sports coupe approximately 168 inches in length with a 101 inch wheel base, a two door four seat with a sloped rear window somewhat like a fast back body style. The retro exterior elements that draw form the original 117 Coupe are again the composition of the grille with integrated quad style headlamps, this time with the lower edge of four round lamps extending below the lower grille line, distinctive hexagonal emblem with bar extending to the left and right, flat hood devoid of creases, metal tone trim pieces, and the sloping rear window and rear trunk lid. This vehicle is expected to be rear wheel drive with the 250 HP 6VE1 V6 direct injection engine. This model would be an image car to compete with such cars as the Nissan 350Z and Mazda RX8. <p>Isuzu appears back on track to build cars. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Isuzu get the hint. They can't live off of engines, trucks, and SUVs forever. Hope these make it to the States. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Naga Royal Guard
03-22-2005, 03:09 PM
this is very old

03-22-2005, 05:13 PM
Was this the one that used Saturn chops for their Photos?<p>M0L0TOV

03-22-2005, 06:53 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">this is very old</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> I had no idea. Sorry. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

Naga Royal Guard
03-22-2005, 09:08 PM
its old, but never posted, it was once on the old forums but it turned into a nasty pissing contest; but its ok here :)

03-23-2005, 09:20 AM
damn these pics pop-up about once a year, and when they do they create comotion. then they disappear and show up again about a year later. the funny thing is that it's always that pic (or chops of it) and there is still no actual model from isuzu.<p>Locking.

03-23-2005, 05:14 PM
No need to lock this thread. We all know not to take it seriously. It's locked itself.