Bill Mitchell for several years was a “fad.” After a successful fishing in the Atlantic, when he was lucky to catch a shark, Mako, which is now stuffed animal hanging in his office, the chief designers of cars compared to that of fish and said that the shape of the car body to cause a feeling of motion even when at rest. With this in mind, Larry Shinoda went to work. Pretty quickly made sketches of the body Sting Ray with the addition of a glass roof, like the twin light aircraft, borrowed from the project XP-700. Then added, extending from the front fenders, four exhaust pipes on each side (the part that resembles the shark gills) and the rear review in the form of a periscope. At first it all looked like a guy in a tuxedo and sneakers, but eventually the project is finalized and accepted all the more decent appearance, until he received the endorsement of Bill Mitchell.
The most difficult part was the stage who had never caused problems – coloring. Mitchell wanted the car to exactly copy the color of his shark. The top should be gray-blue, lighter on the sides, and closer to the bottom to almost white. Painters, excellent professionals of the business, tormented few days, but the boss was not happy. Finally they got the idea – to ask itself as a model for the shark. Results were not slow. But in the center of style long walk rumors that a little touch up the famous shark was easier.