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Old 11-15-2011, 04:56 PM
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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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Old 11-16-2011, 12:17 AM
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Front engined.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:23 AM
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Front engined.
unless it is Ferrari 246,308/288
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:39 AM
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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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Old 11-16-2011, 07:06 AM
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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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Old 11-16-2011, 10:50 AM
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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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Old 11-16-2011, 01:45 PM
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unless it is Ferrari 246,308/288
355...
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:58 PM
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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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Old 11-16-2011, 10:46 PM
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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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soon it will all be electric. no engine placement. just wheel hub motors
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unless it is Ferrari 246,308/288
Or unless it's a 250 GT Lusso, a 250 California Spider or 365 GTB/4 Daytona.
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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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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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Aston Martin Lagonda, that's the car you are thinking of.
Bizzarrini A3...
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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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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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