Originally Posted by Piobaire
FWIW, I usually find him quite entertaining. I mean, dragging teleology into this? :clap: However, let's re-rail the thread. If you follow the form/function concept, the duties of most cars are far from pretty.
Right. Despite all the suggestions as to socioeconomic stature thus far put forward, the simple fact that remains that nearly everyone
considers the Aston Martin a beautiful car. Old people, teenage girls, homeless people, car enthusiasts, people who think cars are only for A-B, Prius drivers, even most on this forum. Would it not make sense for Honda to design a more beautiful car? Would it not increase sales? They have hundreds if not thousands of people working years on each car design. How much cost would it add to make the car beautiful? Is that cost somehow more expensive than the gain? Or is there simply a shortage of talented designers and they are all working for the high end firms that produce the few beautiful cars? This is plausible. The other interesting thing is that Acura goes to great length to showcase their new design center and prowess while turning out some of the most downright ugly cars, a mixture of parent brand blandness slapped with showy and garish chrome. They've showcased and named the young female designer of their new crossover. In "style," their marketing magazine, they devote a great amount of space to showing how attractive they think their cars to be. They have a feature on the TSX, showcasing it's "really great design." A quarter of the article about the TSX is spent about the "pure pleasure" of the body of the NSX, a now nineteen year old design! Really bizarre.