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Old 03-19-2013, 01:35 PM
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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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Old 03-19-2013, 04:09 PM
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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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Old 03-19-2013, 07:48 PM
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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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Old 03-19-2013, 08:06 PM
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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?
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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Old 03-19-2013, 08:48 PM
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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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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 the best looking car ever.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:40 AM
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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?
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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