Sorry, just a photoshop. I selected the areas in GIMP and just used the curve tool to decrease the darker values all the way down. It was a very quick, dirty job.
Thanks for the comments. I was really trying to figure out what kind of design language production cars would adopt in 2020. One interesting trend I noticed are the increasingly prominent "cutaway" look on the front end, which brands such as Kia and Hyundai are aggressively ramping up. It's as if they took the shape and purposefully sculpted a shape into it, for example:
It has certainly been a feature that Lexus has been hinting at for a while, in particular:
If you look at my company thread, you'll see that 2016 Salamander concept starts building upon this motif. I thought by 2020 the whole daytime running LED lights would integrate themselves further into the bodywork to the point that they might even directly provide/accompany the ridge. This is part of the 'sporty' design vogue I've noticed the most coming into play this decade, at least.