Now needs wood
- May 29, 2008
- MWF HQ, Ukadia
- MX-5 1.8i Indiana SE, update pending
Ferraris in general just don't do it for me, especially modern ones. My inner 12 year old still loves the Testarossa, but the adult me hates it for being too wide, brutish, and unrefined. Most modern Ferraris are not pretty cars, they are the shape necessary to meet performance benchmarks, but that's it. Aston Martin is not nearly as good a car, but it is far better to look at.
Astons were, but even they are going down the same path, although to be fair so are the rest of them. They're all so obsessed with chasing and outdoing each other's performance statistics that the form ends up following the function.
I guess it's down to the bottom line - no point making a truly pretty shape if you have to spend millions shoe-horning the engineering into it - and the fact that safety regulations dictate the basic framework of modern cars which severely limits what the designers can do.