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post #7636 of 15736
Lexus' spindle grill is growing on me, I am starting to like it but probably not to a point where it's a must own if I were in the market. I'm interested to see how the new IS looks and performs though. Hopefully they come out with a coupe version too, not just some terribly shaped convertible.
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

lulz
I knew you were baiting. True you can tell the difference (oh that one is bigger or has more chrome on it and fancier wheels!) but the general lines (much like with Aston) are cohesive in a way that might be considered too much of a carbon copy and increase/decrease in scale...
Almost all car manufacturers are falling into this design pigeon holing (look at Lexus for god's sake!) and I actually am not the biggest fan of it.

For Audi, the led lights are the first dead giveaway, and then the actual shape of the headlights is pretty telling. But you're right; in terms of body styles/lines they are fairly damn similar to each other, just like Aston.

Edit: As for Lexus, I'm liking their more aggressive styling as of late. I've also heard/read that their handling is becoming very, very good. I've yet to develop an interest in ever owning one, though.

Mercedes is the first car company that comes to mind when it comes to distinct model lineups.
post #7638 of 15736
Yeah, Lexus is definitely improving. Plenty of people are picking the new GS350 over the 5-series (minus the 550i & M5 because Lexus doesn't have the same engine that compete with the same power at the moment).
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^ watch him now call me out for including Pagani despite it having only two major model line ups. He's so freaking predictable and I'm actually enjoying kinda saying troll-ish things to elicit a response from him laugh.gif.

They stopped production of the Zonda in 2011 (granted, there's a special editing thrown in there every now and then).


Granted, I admire your ability to distinguish between a Zonda and a Huayra.
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They stopped production of the Zonda in 2011 (granted, there's a special editing thrown in there every now and then).
Granted, I admire your ability to distinguish between a Zonda and a Huayra.

Thanks. I take immense pride in said ability.
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Anyway, this just came in the mail (I feel like such a dork):



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those wheels look cheesy as fuck.
disappointed.

Agree. And too many cuts and extra unnecessary lines as well.


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these all evoke a response of eh.gif

Would rather have a Prius.

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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

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A4

A6

A8

I believe Audi even made a statement owning up that their cars look too similar and are looking to distinguish them from each other soon.
That said, I have zero trouble differentiating any Porsche, Audi, BMW, or Aston for that matter from one another...I'm surprised any of you fellow car nerds would have trouble...

This is true. I drive an A8 and people have to ask me which model I have. That's not thoughtful design. I've even had trouble distinguishing my car from an A6 a couple of times from the front. Put wider tires on an A6 and it looks the same. That extra 35k was well spent.
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Anyway, this just came in the mail (I feel like such a dork):

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one of my all time favs

e30 m3 1988-1991
post #7644 of 15736
aston up there is for the fast and the furious with money crowd
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That new aston just looks so ungentlemanly. The DB9 and even the old Vanquish looked like they came rolling out of some grand estate where they are washed by the valet. This one looks like it was pulled back from a future where a normal Aston Martin was forced to go mad-max to save the world.
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Yah. And I love Astons. A 2010 DB9 would suit me just fine, not so much on the new one.
 

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Anyone a clear opinion on the interior? Because that's disappointing me more than the exterior. Its way too futuristic for a British car...
post #7648 of 15736
Aaston interiors have always been "hand stitched from the finest leathers" becuase they were about luxury and perfection. That looks like it has to be hand made because the robots refused to build it.
post #7649 of 15736
Most smaller car manufacturers have sub-par (functionality, not materials-wise) interiors. They don't have the resources to commit a team to the interior only, so it's never very well designed.
post #7650 of 15736
I thought the new Vanquish in the subdued colors and non hot wheels blackout rims looked pretty classy.
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