Re: Car design of the decade

April 27th, 2017, 12:55 pm

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Mr-914 wrote: It's always listed as the greatest design ever!
While I would agree it has a lovely profile, anything but that view highlights the E-Type's awkward narrow tire track. For Jaguar, the XK120 did it for me, especially the coupe over the convertible.

For 50s though, I like the Austin Healey 100/4, Le Mans version with the raked windscreen
60s - 289 Cobra
70s - Ferrari Daytona
80s - Audi Quattro
90s - Mazda RX7

Re: Car design of the decade

April 28th, 2017, 10:45 am

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Good list iab

I'm just going to leave this right here.

Re: Car design of the decade

April 28th, 2017, 11:38 am

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Hmm...tough one. Lot's of criteria to base 10 years of design on but I'm going for long standing industry influence rather than just pure design influence, since there were a lot of highly influential cars on the design world, but I don't want to call out Chris Bangle's 7 series for causing every car to get a frumpy trunk lid.

Beginning of time - VW Beetle - Benchmark of utility and timelessness
50's - Mercedes 300SL - Benchmark for performance, German engineering and design
60's - Ford Mustang/BMW 02/911 - I'm divided here in terms of importance since this decade was probably the peak of automotive design and innovation.
70's - Honda Civic - The first compact car to define the segment for arguably the next 40 years.
80's - Audi Quattro - The car that gave us all boners for AWD, turbo chargers, and bulging fender flares.
90's - Dodge Viper - A car so brilliantly insane and ready to kill you they didn't need to give it a roof or windows until years later and people still bought it.
00's - Toyota Prius - Technically came out in the 90's but it wasn't until the early 2K's that we realized we all need to save the planet.
10's - Tesla Model S - When we realized our Prius's weren't good enough.