The only problem for me is.........spm mode looked crap. It's as though they said "howe can we make this nice sleek car look like it's made out of lego?"
That said, i'm sure some people would want an SPM nose. I remember the farce of an attempt Barris made when he stuck a rear spoiler onto the original nose and went "tah dah".
If it were me, and i wanted an SPM nose though, i'd want it to actuate like in the show as well as all the other body panels. Surely in this day and age with components becoming ever smaller, this wouldn't be that hard to do.
One man can make a replica