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2017-12-28 09:01:17 AM  
They're running out of styling ideas.  Today's cars barely look different than the models of ten years ago.
 
2017-12-28 09:52:51 AM  
I like my 2013 Cadillac CTS, thank you very much.
 
2017-12-28 10:09:31 AM  

Herb Utsmelz: They're running out of styling ideas.  Today's cars barely look different than the models of ten years ago.


And sedans and SUVs are so generic nowadays that the only way to tell them apart is the logo.
 
2017-12-28 10:09:31 AM  
That Porsche is terribad. And the Range Rover is a trying-to-hard SUV. Other cars are nice enough.
 
2017-12-28 10:09:51 AM  
The Alfa Romeo and the Aston Msrtin are very pretty, but this just looks like it's been in an accident:

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2017-12-28 10:10:03 AM  
Glad the new Ford GT is on there. Would happily give up my left ball for one (but not the right one-thats my fav)
 
2017-12-28 10:12:32 AM  
That Alfa is affordable. You can buy a new Giulia for  ~ $40k.
 
2017-12-28 10:14:01 AM  

Dansker: The Alfa Romeo and the Aston Msrtin are very pretty, but this just looks like it's been in an accident:

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Those were my two favorites as well.

Not a fan of the "chiseled" look.
 
2017-12-28 10:21:40 AM  
Arbitrary list is arbitrary.
 
2017-12-28 10:26:11 AM  
If you can't drive it and park it on a real street, it ain't a "car".

Big paperweights is a whole different thing.
 
2017-12-28 10:28:49 AM  
one of these things is not like the other, one of these things is a Volvo.
 
2017-12-28 10:30:25 AM  
I'm pretty sure you would have to go through a credit check before even being allowed to see most of those.
 
2017-12-28 10:31:18 AM  

Dansker: The Alfa Romeo and the Aston Msrtin are very pretty, but this just looks like it's been in an accident:

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It looks like a tarted up Miata
 
2017-12-28 10:33:12 AM  
I do like that Volvo.

My current favorite is the Rimac Concept 1 that Richard Hammond crashed on Grand Tour S2E1. It looks sexy as hell and has some great acceleration. Also, it is powered by 4 electric motors.
 
2017-12-28 10:34:50 AM  

Buttknuckle: I like my 2013 Cadillac CTS, thank you very much.


Mine needs a new water pump.
 
2017-12-28 10:36:03 AM  

cgraves67: I do like that Volvo.

My current favorite is the Rimac Concept 1 that Richard Hammond crashed on Grand Tour S2E1. It looks sexy as hell and has some great acceleration. Also, it is powered by 4 electric motors.


That crash was... epic.
 
2017-12-28 10:39:01 AM  

FlashHarry: cgraves67: I do like that Volvo.

My current favorite is the Rimac Concept 1 that Richard Hammond crashed on Grand Tour S2E1. It looks sexy as hell and has some great acceleration. Also, it is powered by 4 electric motors.

That crash was... epic.


Is it just me or did it seem like hamster blew past the finish line and just....kept his foot in it for some unexplained reason? I haven't been bothered to search for a reason why he crashed but it has my interest.

/Alfa is bee-utiful, same for the Aston.
//please the GT made #1
 
2017-12-28 10:40:28 AM  
No.  I'm not gonna turn my ad-blocker off to look at stuff I can't afford.
 
2017-12-28 10:41:21 AM  

FlashHarry: That Alfa is affordable. You can buy a new Giulia for  ~ $40k.


There's a very good reason for that. The Giulia is wrought with problems from the get-go. It may be attractive-ish, but has little value in the long run. The Range Rover is just another farking SUV. Meh to the nth degree.  The Volvo is an attractive car, tbh.  The Ferrari and Aston Martin are gorgeous.

For beauty - I just love what BMW is doing with the M5 for 2019. It's understated in a classy modern way. Almost like a "sleeper" - like the e39 M5 was. It doesn't need to look fast to go fast.

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2017-12-28 10:41:25 AM  
The pillar split on that Lexus makes it look bloated, throwing off the lines. The Lambo looks like a matchbox car. That GT40 is very striking, as is the McLaren. The Range Rover has good style; you can tell them apart from any other UV on the road, which a major accomplishment these days.
 
2017-12-28 10:44:09 AM  

Enormous-Schwanstucker: FlashHarry: cgraves67: I do like that Volvo.

My current favorite is the Rimac Concept 1 that Richard Hammond crashed on Grand Tour S2E1. It looks sexy as hell and has some great acceleration. Also, it is powered by 4 electric motors.

That crash was... epic.

Is it just me or did it seem like hamster blew past the finish line and just....kept his foot in it for some unexplained reason? I haven't been bothered to search for a reason why he crashed but it has my interest.

/Alfa is bee-utiful, same for the Aston.
//please the GT made #1


Yeah, it looked like he lost concentration and forgot to take his foot off the gas.
 
2017-12-28 10:48:57 AM  
Made sure the DB11 was on the list and was happy to see it.  As a Volvo fan, I'm glad their represented, but the real beauty in the pageant for them is the V90 -- it's what people love about Volvo made magical.  Maybe they just couldn't bring themselves to put a wagon on the list?

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2017-12-28 10:50:28 AM  

Metastatic Capricorn: Made sure the DB11 was on the list and was happy to see it.  As a Volvo fan, I'm glad their they're represented, but the real beauty in the pageant for them is the V90 -- it's what people love about Volvo made magical.  Maybe they just couldn't bring themselves to put a wagon on the list?

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FTFM... oy, I need to finish my coffee.
 
2017-12-28 10:55:53 AM  

Aezetyr: There's a very good reason for that. The Giulia is wrought with problems from the get-go. It may be attractive-ish, but has little value in the long run. The Range Rover is just another farking SUV. Meh to the nth degree.  The Volvo is an attractive car, tbh.  The Ferrari and Aston Martin are gorgeous.

For beauty - I just love what BMW is doing with the M5 for 2019. It's understated in a classy modern way. Almost like a "sleeper" - like the e39 M5 was. It doesn't need to look fast to go fast.


And that is exactly why it didn't make the list. I certainly appreciate the performance and technology but, to me, it's a bit soulless and lacking any real flair. That's not to say it's a bad thing at all of course.
 
2017-12-28 10:56:03 AM  

Enormous-Schwanstucker: FlashHarry: cgraves67: I do like that Volvo.

My current favorite is the Rimac Concept 1 that Richard Hammond crashed on Grand Tour S2E1. It looks sexy as hell and has some great acceleration. Also, it is powered by 4 electric motors.

That crash was... epic.

Is it just me or did it seem like hamster blew past the finish line and just....kept his foot in it for some unexplained reason? I haven't been bothered to search for a reason why he crashed but it has my interest.

/Alfa is bee-utiful, same for the Aston.
//please the GT made #1


Yes he did.  That's why there are very few shots of the crash, since the filming crew was not positioned to film that part of the road.
 
2017-12-28 10:57:25 AM  
FlashHarry

That Alfa is affordable. You can buy a new Giulia for ~ $40k.

Because there are quality issues like every Alfa.

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe


No. I'm not gonna turn my ad-blocker off to look at stuff I can't afford.

You sound poor... I am not going to turn my ad blocker off either.
 
2017-12-28 10:57:39 AM  

Enormous-Schwanstucker: FlashHarry: cgraves67: I do like that Volvo.

My current favorite is the Rimac Concept 1 that Richard Hammond crashed on Grand Tour S2E1. It looks sexy as hell and has some great acceleration. Also, it is powered by 4 electric motors.

That crash was... epic.
Is it just me or did it seem like hamster blew past the finish line and just....kept his foot in it for some unexplained reason? I haven't been bothered to search for a reason why he crashed but it has my interest.


 He was carrying too much speed for the track at the finish line. If you watch the video you can see the car start to slide during the gentle right turn after the finish line and then he overcompensated to make the left turn. Once it started sliding on the gentle right it was all over since his speed was too high and the tires had already lost their grip. That left turn wasn't going to happen. The cars active suspension tried to compensate but there is only so much it can do when the tires are sliding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCwBB​a​Z7UAE

 Right around the 7 second mark you can see the cars back end swing a bit on the right turn.
 
2017-12-28 11:11:11 AM  
Drove a Guila in Germany on the Autbahn in October, looks good didn't seem very confidence inspiring above 100mph. Unlike say a BMW or Mercedes. Also the Volvo S90 in the station wagon form is even better looking than the sedan. Too bad we won't get it in the states
 
2017-12-28 11:26:55 AM  

Aezetyr: The Giulia is wrought with problems from the get-go. It may be attractive-ish, but has little value in the long run.


Oh, I agree. But we're talking pure aesthetic beauty here, right? I test drove one, and it was amazing. Wish I could've driven the Quadrifoglio though.
 
2017-12-28 11:27:41 AM  
All pale in comparison to the most beautiful car of all time.

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2017-12-28 11:42:56 AM  

cgraves67: I do like that Volvo.

My current favorite is the Rimac Concept 1 that Richard Hammond crashed on Grand Tour S2E1. It looks sexy as hell and has some great acceleration. Also, it is powered by 4 electric motors.


My friend Adrian designed and built the Motors for that car. They are almost as beautiful as the car itself.

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2017-12-28 11:55:51 AM  

Herb Utsmelz: They're running out of styling ideas.  Today's cars barely look different than the models of ten years ago.


I would disagree pretty vigorously with that. The aughts were all about smooth, unbroken lines. The teens are about contrasting edges. It might not be hugely obvious immediately, but if you saw a 2007 Lexus next to a 2017 Lexus, for example, you would easily be able to date both.

And my new car made the list! Woooo. My other new case did not, which is a shame - the Jaguar F-Type is still the most beautiful car in production.
 
2017-12-28 12:09:03 PM  
Yeah right BI. You have zero taste.
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2017-12-28 12:17:08 PM  

Lusiphur: Herb Utsmelz: They're running out of styling ideas.  Today's cars barely look different than the models of ten years ago.

I would disagree pretty vigorously with that. The aughts were all about smooth, unbroken lines. The teens are about contrasting edges. It might not be hugely obvious immediately, but if you saw a 2007 Lexus next to a 2017 Lexus, for example, you would easily be able to date both.

And my new car made the list! Woooo. My other new case did not, which is a shame - the Jaguar F-Type is still the most beautiful car in production.


I disagree. Fielded this car at a recent HSR event. It is WAY more beautiful.
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This was in the shop a few months ago. Just beautiful :)

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2017-12-28 12:17:25 PM  

deanis: Yeah right BI. You have zero taste.
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Sadly, they quit building those in 2015. I'd sure like another one once my '05 wears out in a few years.
 
2017-12-28 12:20:57 PM  

Lusiphur: Herb Utsmelz: They're running out of styling ideas.  Today's cars barely look different than the models of ten years ago.

I would disagree pretty vigorously with that. The aughts were all about smooth, unbroken lines. The teens are about contrasting edges. It might not be hugely obvious immediately, but if you saw a 2007 Lexus next to a 2017 Lexus, for example, you would easily be able to date both.

And my new car made the list! Woooo. My other new case did not, which is a shame - the Jaguar F-Type is still the most beautiful car in production.


I suppose so but now where are they going to go? They've abandoned aerodynamics and those "contrasting edges" and flat nosed front ends are hideous.  Looks like they're on a mission to out-ugly each other.

There are only so many shapes.  Apparently all the attractive ones have been used.
 
2017-12-28 12:28:49 PM  

Interceptor1:  He was carrying too much speed for the track at the finish line. If you watch the video you can see the car start to slide during the gentle right turn after the finish line and then he overcompensated to make the left turn. Once it started sliding on the gentle right it was all over since his speed was too high and the tires had already lost their grip. That left turn wasn't going to happen. The cars active suspension tried to compensate but there is only so much it can do when the tires are sliding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCwBBa​Z7UAE

 Right around the 7 second mark you can see the cars back end swing a bit on the right turn.


yeah, I watched it over and over when the episode aired on Amazon. Looking at it now it's apparent he didn't bother to back off at the finish line and, 1200+ HP, things tend to happen quickly. He simply carried way way too much speed through the finish line.
 
2017-12-28 01:04:08 PM  

Metastatic Capricorn: Made sure the DB11 was on the list and was happy to see it.  As a Volvo fan, I'm glad their represented, but the real beauty in the pageant for them is the V90 -- it's what people love about Volvo made magical.  Maybe they just couldn't bring themselves to put a wagon on the list?

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I've driven by 2 V90s - one white and one black.  It's really a beautiful car.  I'm not as keen on the S90 but I've always preferred wagons anyway.
 
2017-12-28 01:06:03 PM  
The Mazda3 is a great looking car. I saw one the other day and stopped and walked around the back to see the badge and was pleasantly surprised it was "just' a Mazda3.

The Land Rover and Volvo don't belong on that list.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia isn't insanely expensive, starting at $38K.
 
2017-12-28 01:11:44 PM  

FlashHarry: All pale in comparison to the most beautiful car of all time.

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That's weird - you said most beautiful car off all time, but your E-Type picture got replaced by some kind of gaudy Italian tractor.
 
2017-12-28 01:12:55 PM  

no_tan_lines: Lusiphur: Herb Utsmelz: They're running out of styling ideas.  Today's cars barely look different than the models of ten years ago.

I would disagree pretty vigorously with that. The aughts were all about smooth, unbroken lines. The teens are about contrasting edges. It might not be hugely obvious immediately, but if you saw a 2007 Lexus next to a 2017 Lexus, for example, you would easily be able to date both.

And my new car made the list! Woooo. My other new case did not, which is a shame - the Jaguar F-Type is still the most beautiful car in production.

I disagree. Fielded this car at a recent HSR event. It is WAY more beautiful.
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This was in the shop a few months ago. Just beautiful :)

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But it's not still in production ;) Technicalities!
 
2017-12-28 01:14:02 PM  

Herb Utsmelz: Lusiphur: Herb Utsmelz: They're running out of styling ideas.  Today's cars barely look different than the models of ten years ago.

I would disagree pretty vigorously with that. The aughts were all about smooth, unbroken lines. The teens are about contrasting edges. It might not be hugely obvious immediately, but if you saw a 2007 Lexus next to a 2017 Lexus, for example, you would easily be able to date both.

And my new car made the list! Woooo. My other new case did not, which is a shame - the Jaguar F-Type is still the most beautiful car in production.

I suppose so but now where are they going to go? They've abandoned aerodynamics and those "contrasting edges" and flat nosed front ends are hideous.  Looks like they're on a mission to out-ugly each other.

There are only so many shapes.  Apparently all the attractive ones have been used.


Modern cars are actually WAY more aerodynamic than older, "smoother" shapes. Aerodynamics isn't just about putting some wheels on a teardrop.
 
2017-12-28 01:24:42 PM  

Lusiphur: Herb Utsmelz: Lusiphur: Herb Utsmelz: They're running out of styling ideas.  Today's cars barely look different than the models of ten years ago.

I would disagree pretty vigorously with that. The aughts were all about smooth, unbroken lines. The teens are about contrasting edges. It might not be hugely obvious immediately, but if you saw a 2007 Lexus next to a 2017 Lexus, for example, you would easily be able to date both.

And my new car made the list! Woooo. My other new case did not, which is a shame - the Jaguar F-Type is still the most beautiful car in production.

I suppose so but now where are they going to go? They've abandoned aerodynamics and those "contrasting edges" and flat nosed front ends are hideous.  Looks like they're on a mission to out-ugly each other.

There are only so many shapes.  Apparently all the attractive ones have been used.

Modern cars are actually WAY more aerodynamic than older, "smoother" shapes. Aerodynamics isn't just about putting some wheels on a teardrop.


Still no cure for ugly.
 
2017-12-28 01:25:25 PM  
The Ferrari is one of the more understated on the list. And one of the better looking one, to me.

/simplify!
 
2017-12-28 01:38:47 PM  
I feel like I'm looking at "aliens" on Star Trek... you can only tell the difference by the bumps in their foreheads.

So this year's model has a 35 degree crease in the front side panels instead of 30 from last year? takemymoney.jpg?
 
2017-12-28 01:40:06 PM  
I like the exterior of the Panamera, the interior controls looks like "luxury" crap. How much wood grain do you need?

Like what Volvo is doing these days.

Lexus grills look like shiat now.

But I'm farking thrilled with my new little BMW G310R motorcycle. Farking fun as hell to ride, and cost me $5k. I commute in some Silicon Valley traffic and love to laugh and douches in Ferraris going nowhere while I slip by on my bike that cost a tiny fraction of their car. Suckers.
 
2017-12-28 01:40:25 PM  
The bubble look is never out

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2017-12-28 02:06:03 PM  
I doubt it subby. I'm so poor that I can't afford to pay attention.
 
2017-12-28 02:11:18 PM  

FlashHarry: All pale in comparison to the most beautiful car of all time.

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A man after my own heart.  I got to drive one of these (parade laps, not in anger) for one lap around LRP about 35 years ago.

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Though I wouldnt refuse a GT 250 2+2 either...
 
2017-12-28 02:33:51 PM  
Agree on the Aston and Ferrari, as usual. The Lexus is interesting as is pretty much any Lambo.  They're just trolling on the Porsche and Volvo.

/ While the Alfa is a decent looking car, the Quadrifoglio just doesn't look like an $80k vehicle.
 
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