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SV
09-04-2005, 10:28 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Shannon Series 7: Performance, luxury, and style all in one</B><p>5 September 2005 - COLOGNE, GERMANY - Shannon AG has unveiled a new luxury sport-utility vehicle that will bring new levels of competence and all-around excellence to its segment.<p><B>Excellent performance from a range of smooth, refined powertrains</B><p>The Series 7 will be available with 4 different models, all with excellent performance. The base model is powered by a 3.5-litre inline six-cylinder engine, developing 283bhp; the 735 will be able to reach 100kph in just 7.3 seconds. The 730Td will be equipped with a 220bhp 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbodiesel, developing an excellent 505 Nm of torque.<br> <br>The 745 is equipped with a 4.5-litre, 333bhp V-8, able to accelerate the Seven to 100km/h in 6.7 seconds. The 745Td, using the acclaimed V-8 turbodiesel first seen in the Shannon Series 6, manages identical performance to 100km/h compared to the 745, while managing an excellent 28.8 mpg. The 745Td also develops an astonishing 625 Nm of torque. All Series Sevens will use a six-speed automatic transmission.<p><B>Sporty yet luxurious</B><p>The Seven features excellent road manners. The precision-engineered steering is competitive in terms of feel and communication with any other vehicle in its segment, continuing the Shannon tradition. Both coil- and air-sprung Sevens come with active anti-roll bars as standard, effectively eliminating body roll in tight turns. This combination of an excellent steering system along with a superbly-engineered suspension ensures that the Series 7, although one of the largest vehicles in its segment, can compete with even the sportiest of its rivals.<br> <br>Meanwhile, the interior is a superbly-designed and built place to spend time. All three rows of seats have been extensively tested and modified in their design to ensure maximum comfort for any occupant. The Seven's CIS, or Control Interface System, helps for easy use of the car's navigation and multimedia systems. Room is not a problem in the Series 7, either, as it boasts 1,965 litres of cargo space with its middle and rearmost rows of seats folded.<br> <br>The suspension, despite having minimal roll in corners, is extremely comfortable on a long stretch of road. The 735 and 730Td come with coil springs as standard, with air suspension optional; meanwhile, V-8 models have air springs as standard.<p><B>Stylish yet aggressive</B><p> The Seven features aggressive styling, like an SUV should; however, it has not forgotten its luxurious roots. Chrome is adorned with elegant restraint throughout the exterior, and the styling is clearly related to other Shannons while retaining a rugged look.<p><B>A great value, too</B><p>The Series 7 also promises to be a good value, with prices starting at 42,500 in Germany for a 735 Trend. American 735s will start at $40,575.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG SRC="http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/6537/shannon745front4pk.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img424.imageshack.us/img424/3814/shannon735rear6nv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img424.imageshack.us/img424/9890/shannonseries7interior2ce.jpg" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by SV at 11:17 PM 10/15/2005</i>

knihc2008
09-04-2005, 10:56 PM
looks good! the headlamps don't seem to match the rest of the body, though. because the headlamps look truly original and out there and the side especially just looks like an audi q7.

Superfresa
09-05-2005, 02:02 AM
Oh my! That is one impressive design, I love the detailing, especially on the lights (both fr & rear) and the interiour is pretty cossy too so that's awesome. One thing you can improve on is the rims, they're just a little flat. That aside, Your skills are awesome. Congrats, keep it up!<p>- Superfresa -

Ascariss
09-05-2005, 12:04 PM
I agree, the headlights don't fit in with the design, which does kind of look like the new Q7. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> Nicely done though. Colouring is good, any chance of colouring it in photoshop maybe?

whipster
09-05-2005, 01:14 PM
I'm in love! What a wonderful interior and tail lamps... Bravo!

AXIS
09-05-2005, 08:44 PM
Excellent excecution however I have to agree with everyone with the Q7 comparo <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

VexedandGlorious
09-06-2005, 11:45 AM
i like the detailing, but it reminds me of the Q7 and the wheels on the rear sketch reminds me of a mj plant.the interior looks good but i see audi in that also too.<br>but good sketch like always and you also dodge a big bullet with bmw now using the 750 name plate

SV
09-06-2005, 03:40 PM
thanks for the comments/crits so far guys <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>i noticed the Q7 resemblance too, but it's coincidental; i was going for a "shannon series 6, jacked-up" look basically (find the shannon series 6 touring thread if you don't know what i'm talking about, it should be at the bottom of page 1), and it just turned out looking like the audi. admittedly, i caught the resemblance early but i didn't bother to do anything about it; i like i said in the iota thread, i set a deadline for myself and i was running out of time. i hope i can get more comments and crits if possible, i like to know what people think of my drawings (and just getting a general concensus of how good or bad they are) and it's also helpful when designing new cars <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

napoleondyna
09-06-2005, 05:49 PM
i like it. much better than my work :(

Nick
09-06-2005, 05:53 PM
Looks great...and I don't know if it is just me but I see a lot of BMW influence in the work...

Hornbag
09-07-2005, 05:05 AM
I see a lot of Q7!!! But thats sweet!!!<p>That inside is your best yet, absolutly amazing. Harmoney in design and i bet it would work well!!! Amazing man