The Impression was a car that Foose designed to leave an impression, and that it did. The sleek hot rod design was in line with just about every other design that Foose ever built. The Impression didn’t leave the mark on the automotive world that Foose had hoped for. The design just wasn’t the best that Foose has done, it was bland and a mere shadow of his other designs. You’ll notice that a lot of Foose designs in recent years have stayed to the same formula and there isn’t much surprise (via Chip Foose).
While it is cool to have a modern hot rod, it’s not exactly anything to write home about. Foose has a reputation for being one of the best designers in the world and this car wasn’t his best work. Needless to say, the Impression didn’t leave a good one. This is one car that the world could have done without. There are just a lot of better-looking modern hot rod designs out there.