Originally Posted by Aureus
Uh the Cayman and the Boxster follow the lines of the 550, not the 356. And the 911 departed from the 356 a long time ago. As far as the mercedes I disagree. I also happen to like the look of most Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Lexus, Acura, Infinit, Cadillac etc... modern cars. That is a matter of time only. In their day the 'ultra-exotics' were not 'elegant' they were flamboyant race-car looking machines. As time goes by they become 'elegant' instead.
Yes, note that I said most Porsches followed the line of the 356. Modern cars may offer superior safety standards, and various performance/comfort features, however their sheer design aspect leaves a lot to be desired. Most modern cars are rather derivative looking even the so-called exotics, and ultra-exotics. Though, I'll add that I do like Porsche's multi-colored brake calipers. As for the future classics, I disagree considering that Talbot-Lagos or Delahayes were very praised for their coachwork, and innovative elegance when new. In fact, you rarely see print ads claim a car is sheer elegance; rather, they expound on some performance feature that is pointless since an average Toyota Camry buyer is not going to go that route.