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Sticky: Styletto Design Optimization

Since the launch of the first pictures for Steenstra GCM of the Styletto, a lot of thought and critique has gone over many details of the design. After the 1/5th foam scale ideation model, it was time to optimize the 3D computer model in time for the presentation at the Dutch Consulate in San Francisco.

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1/5 Scale quick Foam Ideation Model

Justin Horton made a quick fifth-scale foam model of the Styletto, so we could try out some design experimentation on it. It is quite a dusty process, but it does get the creative juices flowing.

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FIRST AMERICAN 200 MPH PLUS ZERO EMISSION SUPER SPORTS CAR TO BE BUILT IN CALIFORNIA

MISSION VIEJO, CA Sep 7, 2009: Renowned international car designer Cornelis Steenstra has just released the first images of his latest project, a zero emission super sports car called STYLETTO. This first American zero-emission super car offers a low slung, extremely aerodynamic body, gull-wing type doors and ample seating to properly accommodate 2 occupants in a space not normally found in these types of exotics.

Steenstra earned his stripes as designer at Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, and Mazda’s European Studios, and was Strategic Design Manager Europe for Hyundai/Kia in Germany, before starting his independent consultancy Foresee Car Design, Inc., in California. Aside from his normal consultancy work for Porsche in Germany, Steenstra also executed a myriad of projects for OEM companies like Nissan, Hyundai/Kia, MG-Rover, Peugeot and Fisker, and was involved with several start-up companies, including several “clean vehicle technology” companies.

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