• Apr 17, 2011
Maserati GranCabrio Sport
Soleil Anadi and Maserati GranCabrio Sport – Click either image for high-res galleries

We knew something looked familiar about the Soleil Anadi. We're not talking about the Corvette styling cues that clearly shine through. No, there was something in the back(ground) of our minds that gave us a feeling of deja-vu. And then it hit us: it must have arrived at the same dock as the Maserati GranCabrio Sport. On the same day. With the clouds standing perfectly still.

Given that the Soleil Anadi is set to be unveiled next week in Monaco, one's bound to be parked next to a Maserati at some point. We just didn't realize that when it is, it'll be a tearful reunion of sorts.




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      • 3 Years Ago
      I can expect the average Joe not to understand, but AB at least pretends to know the auto industry. They should know better that most of the images you see of cars these days are all renderings. Two companies using the same exact background isn't really that unheard, and it shouldn't really constitute as a "story".
      • 3 Years Ago
      Meh, it's okay. The back is huge and ungainly like the C5's.
      • 3 Years Ago
      My guess is that it's a "stock" background/environment used in 3D renderings.

      A LOT of product "photography" these days is just done in the virtual space. Way more cost-effective than location shooting.
      • 3 Years Ago
      ok so they used the same program to render their models. So what?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Looks like more of a case of plopping the Vette overtop the Maserati in the image. The first thing I noticed is that the Vette looked abnormally larger, but if you look at the two pics you can see reflections from the Maserati pic that still remain in the Vette one. For example - look at the Maserati pic in high res. Underneath the wheels you can see a shadow (or more likely a reflection in the metal grid) of directly below the the tires. If you switch to the Vette pic, you can see those same shadows/reflections, but they no longer line up with the wheels (they now sit after the front wheels and in front of the rear wheels). I highly doubt they were allowed to do that.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yawn
      • 3 Years Ago
      copyright infringement?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Still looks like a corvette?
      Brian Giron
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope the c7 headlights look something like those!
      • 3 Years Ago
      The clouds are the same.
      • 3 Years Ago
      epic fail
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sorry but the Soliel (Sun) doesn't do it for me.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Looks like more of a case of plopping the Vette overtop the Maserati in the image. The first thing I noticed is that the Vette looked abnormally larger, but if you look at the two pics you can see reflections from the Maserati pic that still remain in the Vette one. For example - look at the Maserati pic in high res. Underneath the wheels you can see a shadow (or more likely a reflection in the metal grid) of directly below the the tires. If you switch to the Vette pic, you can see those same shadows/reflections, but they no longer line up with the wheels (they now sit after the front wheels and in front of the rear wheels). I highly doubt they were allowed to do that.
      ShinySidePhoto
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm so done with generic photoshop generated press photos. LAME.
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