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".
Riker's Mid Life Crisis Starship
but seriously, that's one cool hotrod! I'd love to see more!