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Thread: Looks: Front-engine vs. mid-engine?

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    Looks: Front-engine vs. mid-engine?

    What sportcars look better?

    Front-engine with their long hoods and short decks.
    or mid-engine with short hoods and a big bulgy midsection?

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    Front engined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Front engined.
    unless it is Ferrari 246,308/288
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    Front engined, unless it's mid engined. In which case it's mid engined, unless it's front engined. Occasionally it's rear engined, but that's less common.
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    Sometimes a low hoodline can be achievable with a front engined car.

    See the Honda Prelude, 2nd generation.

    But the styling of the NSX is fine for me too, and that's mid engined.

    Both works fine for me.

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    Context is important I think.....both can look fantastic and they don't necessarily have a set look....something like a Miura is like a mid engine car with front-engine-like proportion(long hood). While early 90s Lotus Elan(FWD) looks like a mid engine car despite it being a FF layout...
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    unless it is Ferrari 246,308/288
    355...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post
    355...
    Ferrari's 355 and 456GT are two of the best designs since 1970. Good is good, no matter where the engine is.

    PS: Some of the best looking cars are rear-engined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicFromLA View Post
    Ferrari's 355 and 456GT are two of the best designs since 1970. Good is good, no matter where the engine is.
    Wow, I agree completely with everything you have said quoted above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    unless it is Ferrari 246,308/288
    Or unless it's a 250 GT Lusso, a 250 California Spider or 365 GTB/4 Daytona.
    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    Sometimes a low hoodline can be achievable with a front engined car.

    See the Honda Prelude, 2nd generation.
    Aston Martin Lagonda, that's the car you are thinking of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Or unless it's a 250 GT Lusso, a 250 California Spider or 365 GTB/4 Daytona.

    Aston Martin Lagonda, that's the car you are thinking of.
    funny that you mention the Daytona, which in my book is one of the ugliest Ferraris ever made....perhaps my opinion is tainted because it appeared after Lamborghini had shown the world the Miura and Ferrari could not do more than coming up with the Daytona. And a Lusso loses all grace put next to a 330 GTC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post

    Aston Martin Lagonda, that's the car you are thinking of.
    Bizzarrini A3...
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    funny that you mention the Daytona, which in my book is one of the ugliest Ferraris ever made....perhaps my opinion is tainted because it appeared after Lamborghini had shown the world the Miura and Ferrari could not do more than coming up with the Daytona. And a Lusso loses all grace put next to a 330 GTC.
    I prefer the Lusso, more elegant to my eyes.

    As for the Daytona the proportions are just about perfect.

    And anyway, the greatest looking cars ever made, pre-war cars, are front engined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    And anyway, the greatest looking cars ever made, pre-war cars, are front engined.
    because the coach builders had nothing else to work with.
    Imagine if Figoni and Falaschi would have had a chance to cloth the Miura chassis...
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