Loving that Pininfarina Sergio concept as well! Same goes for the Disco Volante. And I think the glass windshield on the X-Bow looks great, gives it a real purposeful silhouette. The LaFerrari is real nice, except for the nose, which is so much sharper than the rest of the car it seems to belong to the Lambo.
Not so much in love with the Rolls, no elegance there. The Spyker is cringe-worthy, it starts out well enough at the front but by the time you get to it's ass... Very unfortunate about the Alfa C4 headlights. I also realized how derivative it is of the Alfa-Sbarro Diva (http://www.alfaamore.com/models/diva).
The Veneno is hilarious and at the same time in perfect alignment with Lamborghini's current brand. That's more of a criticism on the state of affairs than of the Veneno. Forgettable stuff. Somewhere Ferruccio is blasting around in his Islero shaking his head.
Decent effort by Ferrari, though the P4/5 (tail clearly wagging the dog in this case) is much more of a looker. Perhaps Pininfarina should have been involved. Come to think of it, maybe marketing should have been farmed out too...
Honda Civic Tourer Concept... a nice Honda version of a Toyota Matrix. I think the packaging on this type of car is really great. Maximum space in a small footprint. Too bad they never really catch on here. My wife had a first gen Matrix. It was pig to drive, the materials were cheap as tissue paper, but it fit a lot of stuff and got great gas milage.
Then there is this. I know a lot of you may not like this car, but I kind of love it.
It comes down to 3-4 lines that can only be understood in an orthographic side projection drawing of the car. Reminds me of shoe design that looks great in the tech package sent to the factory and horrible on an actual boot.
Perhaps they have a more well-thought out process and just got caught out on video.
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You have to extend the overhang to get that really round top view. It looks odd in orthographic side view (which no one but us looks at ), but great in 3/4 which is how cars are generally viewed. Ferraris for example have always had massive front overhangs.
That said, i generally am a fan of tidier overhangs, Not as tight as BMW maybe. The a few of the last gens of BMWs have had unbelievably short front overhangs. Kind of amazing actually. Seems like theirs are growing as well. I assume because of the new EU crash tests?
Not sure how much the overhang has to do with crash testing...the pedestrian impact laws drove the nose of the car up a few inches though. As a result every proportion winds up growing and I think that's just one of the outcomes.