Thought I'd throw something into this thread. Not sure exactly what it is, or why...
As if somebody got stoned in 1982 while looking through a Pontiac brochure, and drew this...
Apparently it's aerodynamic, perhaps the whole thing lands (instead of using those damned transporters).
All done up in "StarFleet Red".
Would make for a great civilian own ship or luxury vessel
You know, Kaiser, I've always been intrigued about the whole civilian side of Trek. Certainly not the kind of stuff for a series or book, but...you know. What DID "normal" people do with their lives in that universe? Save up some credits, build a nice ride, perhaps? Have it painted red. Cruise Main and Mars...