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Thread: Are there curves, surfaces or proportions that make a car beautiful by themselves?

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    Are there curves, surfaces or proportions that make a car beautiful by themselves?

    Is there such a thing?

    Maybe nature inspired?
    Or some math like the golden ratio/fibonacci that its supposedly widespread in nature?

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    Yes the ones that look like they belong on a woman.

    They make a car instantly sexier.

    Didn't we discuss that woman-cocacola thing not that long ago?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Didn't we discuss that woman-cocacola thing not that long ago?
    Women taste like Coca-cola? Has it been that long that I forgot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Yes the ones that look like they belong on a woman.

    They make a car instantly sexier.

    Didn't we discuss that woman-cocacola thing not that long ago?
    This thing comes to mind. Aside from the odd treatment of the front, behind the shoulders it does look quite nice. I think the artist was satirizing '60s cars or something, but I think it bears out Ferrer's point quite well.

    That all said, the dagmars on midcentury Cadillacs were not very attractive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post
    Women taste like Coca-cola? Has it been that long that I forgot?
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    Ahhhhh, the ranch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post
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    Damn straight.

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    Don't know that theres any SINGLE form which can do that. But of course there are few who don't like long hood/short deck configurations. And someone once told me (this is unconfirmed) that most of the cars considered beautiful were in or around a 110" wheelbase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f6fhellcat13 View Post
    This thing comes to mind. Aside from the odd treatment of the front, behind the shoulders it does look quite nice. I think the artist was satirizing '60s cars or something, but I think it bears out Ferrer's point quite well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Yes the ones that look like they belong on a woman.

    They make a car instantly sexier.

    Didn't we discuss that woman-cocacola thing not that long ago?
    What about surfaces?
    Let's say you were hired to design the quite flat sides for a boxy car.
    Say you can make the surface curvature protude 3 inches out.

    What surface curvature would you use?
    i.e. circular, parabolic, elliptical, parametric if so which one

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    oh i forgot the proportions of the wheels and bodyhight. saw it on tv some time ago. i used it to sketch up this car


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    big surfaces should be avoided imo. the air-intakes over the doors were added later, because it looked like a long cigar shaped vehicle.

    i think its all about proportions

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