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UPDATE: Things are back to normal at TOV, so the live link is back.
We just showed you a decent cell phone spy shot of Honda's new 2008 Accord Coupe, and we speculated that the professional carparazzi would be able to track one down soon to provide additional photos for our edification. Sure enough, we now have some genuine, professional spy shots in all their DSLR glory, and it's quite a selection. Brenda Priddy and crew captured all angles of Honda's new coupe, including the interior. The car is still wearing some light camo on the front and rear fascia and three quarter windows, but otherwise it is virtually naked.

What you can see looks a lot like the concept we saw in LA and Detroit. Compare the pics in our gallery to those at the Read link and you'll see a handsome coupe that has some upscale details and a fairly aggressive overall look, especially in those wheel arches that continue into the lower body styling front to rear in one continuous sweep.

Differences between the concept and production version appear to be minor. The grille appears more car-like, the exhaust tips have been made more practical, and there are different, but equally attractive wheels filling the fenderwells. This version is also sporting a trunklid spoiler and repositioned cyclops brakelight out back. With the still-partially-taped taillights, the rear almost looks like a Chrysler, and the front reminds some of a Scion tC, but when it finally emerges fully unclothed this fall, it should be a unique design. The partial interior shot shows a two-tone black over tan interior with a dash that looks rather similar to the current model.

Click the read link for half a dozen large photos at Temple of VTEC.

Thanks to shadow7 for the tip.

[Source: Temple of VTEC]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      OOOH projector headlights, looks like honda is trying to keep up with the camry-s.

      Enough of that high beam DRL bullspit! Enough with DRLs entirely.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ehh.... Maybe it will grow on me?
      • 8 Years Ago
      meh. I like the Altima Coupe's rear window/trunk treatment better. Does the Accord Coupe have a starting price of 20k like the Altima?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Barf. Could that be any more bland and uninspired?
      • 8 Years Ago
      What's great about this car is that at least one auto manufacturer is still committed to making 2 door vehicles. The other manufacturers are obsessed with stodgy 4 door sedans and 4 door station wagons. The greatest heresy is the 4 door Dodge Charger.

      This is a beautiful design, sort of like an upsized Civic. However, that stupid seam at the front of the hood spoils the otherwise clean lines. It is puzzling that Honda didn't extend that hood down to the grill and put the seam at that intersection where it would less unsightly. Or like many other cars, attach the grill to the hood as one piece so that it lifts with the hood when accessing the engine compartment. That seam would have been totally hidden at the bumper transition.

      But anyway, it's good that even though will make a 4 door, they are focusing much effort on a clean looking 2 door version. Now if they could just maintain that profile and make it a hatchback like the older Accords.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Another iteration of a one-hump coupe.

      Does everyone in the coupe market WANT to drive around in a turtle shell?
      • 8 Years Ago
      In person, the front end doesn't look so Sonata-esque. The headlights taper much further back than the Sonata's.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "The closest competitor, I guess, would be the Monte Carlo, which is just hideous-looking, even if it does have an available V-8."

      Lot of haters, but I like the new monte, especially the SS which looks (and sounds) more muscular than an accord or camry IMO.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I really like it. I never was a fan of any of the previous ones, but this one's pretty cool. I can't decide whether I like this or the new Altima Coupe better.

      I am in no way a domestic hater, but we don't have any good-looking competetion for the imports in this class.

      The closest competitor, I guess, would be the Monte Carlo, which is just hideous-looking, even if it does have an available V-8.

      Before anyone says anything about the Mustang; it's in a different class e.g. Rear drive pony car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The more I see the test mules, the more I like it! The thing that I'm not in love with are the lack of LEDs. I see that tachometer and odometer are equal in size, big plus! I hope the concept's tail lights become an accessory.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well from the interior shots it looks like we're spared the rediculous two tier dashboard they put in the civic.
      I hope it stays truer to the concept without the camo on.
      • 8 Years Ago
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