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Well.This beats to death every single custom build I've seen so far.And when I say "beat to death" I mean with a giant, giant hammer.Made of adamantium and glass chips and armoured concrete.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Murcielago Mix-Up:<br />The Fiat That Ate A Lamborghini
@RodChong@wheatgod I answered to Rod a bit upper in the page.Wheatgod, I don't need your appreciation, nor your "challenges".I know what I'm talking about, do you?Rod, I know the process of designing a bodykit, but the fact that a person is using a correct design process doesn't guarantee the design itself.Justifying a design by itself is not an argument.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on What Miura-San Did Next
@RodChongNo, it's not the same.Mesh wheels are a fairly old formal language, and the fact that they make them today, or the fact that people use to fit them on modern cars, doen not mean they can be defined as new, or fresh.If you look at BBS lineup right now, you could see that new BBS models are definitely "new", meaning someone actually sits down, looks at his heritage, and tries to draw something innovative from there.And believe me, designing a new rim is not an easy task.With this in mind, you could look at a CH rim and see clearly that it bears the same design dna of the classic RS rim, but there has been an evolution in there.Miura San, whom works I respect, did not evoilve his overfender design a single inch, left the ones needed to fit them onto different body styles: and that is not an "evolving design", it's simply scanning a different car and see how to fit the arches.Someone compared him to Porsche, for "beig the same for 30 years" which is incorrect.Porsche designed the 901 which was so innovative, so different and so "new" that at first, it didn't work, so the engineers had to push the boundaries of mechanical knowledge to make it the perfect sportscar.This leads to the massive amount of design constrictions a 911 has, the pinncale of which are the engine behind the rear wheels, the tank on the front and the reverse-water drop shape.Porsche can't change its shape, because it is unique and functional to the mechanics underneath, but can evolve the shape, perfecting what can be perfected: so a 964 is different from a 993.Audi is being called "boring" because all his cars are undoubtely different, but have the same "family feeling": same grille, same LEDs, same arches, same hood all scaled down or up for each model.Miura San does the same: he scales the fenders to fit the car, giving the same "boringness" Audi does.
@wheatgodSo let me understand your point.Basically, you are comparing the brand that gave us the 356 B Carrera, the 550 Spyder, the Carrera RS 2.7, the 964 Turbo, the 959, the 993 GT2, the 996 GT3, the Carrera GT and the 918 Spyder, to a man that , honestly, draws two lines, cuts off some metal and rivets some fiberglass in a small shed in Japan?I think that we went too far, way too far.
Well, you can't call this "new", nor "fresh" nor "innovative".Miura San needs some inspiration, the whole Rocket Bunny lineup is getting a bit boring.
Damn, it's hard to be right...:D
3 months ago on German Speed Metal:</br>A Time Attacking Porsche 944 Turbo
LV wrapped engine.Because Paris Hilton.
3 months ago on #FeatureThis: An S13 Goes Full Kustom
Where are all the moaning "SH is all stance" guys?? Uh?? Anyone??
This is my opinion on the new Mustang. I don't like it.Then there is the objective design review of the new Mustang.It's not a bad looking car, in the same way that Starbucks' espresso is not bad.It's just "some car" , not a hint of personality.Front: It's hard not to see Germany in that bumper, or in the headlights, or in the grille...Side: Germany, again...Rear:Oh the three-stroke taillight, so Mustang...aaaaaand Germany again...I really think they should have taken more time drawing, and less time visiting Munich and Ingolstadt.
3 months ago on Sixth Appeal: 2015 Mustang Revealed
The S4, the hero car that italian petrolheads use to remind the world how great we were in the past.And to remind us how shitty we are these days.
3 months, 1 week ago on The Greatest Group B Car?
@Mike @speedhunters_dino @FrancescoDiGiuseppe @Larry Chen Hold on a second. My point was not what you mentioned, cause I never ever pronounced the word functionality. I actually am kind of a hybrid between a product designer, in a "styling" meaning of that, and an engineer: I got the chance to spend three months in a racing car factory here in Italy as an internship, so I'm with you, I know rivets are no good for aero, as well as a vertical spoiler doesn't help much in a car that has deliberately no active aero at the tail (cause the floor makes all the necessary downforce without affecting straight line speed).My point was a different thing.This is a statement, not for purpose, not for racing, not because it has to work.This is a statement to say "We don't care if it's a Datsun or a 458, this is how things are done in a dusty and messy workshop in Japan, and we know that in Italy, in England, in USA, race cars are born in the same way, there is no pedigree, no luxury and no fanciness: just cut the bloody thing off, make it wider, open vents, slam it to the ground".In small racing factories, when you build a "prototipo", it is like this.It's the mood, the mentality behind the car: there is no CFD, no engineering, but there is the same exact "aura" you can find behind a widened 911 RSR or McLaren F1.I said it is a "racer for the street" for that reason, not because it is an "upgraded" 458, but because it is a statement, as Larry said, "to create a buzz".It's with things like these that the boundaries are broken to find new inspirations and new meanings.And bear with me, this comes from someone who thinks that something that works is already beautiful by itself, not from a "scene guy" as they call them.
4 months ago on Not Afraid To Shock: Liberty Walk 458
As an Italian design student and car design enthusiast I should think this is all wrong.
All the work made by Pininfarina and Ferrari, all thrown through the window at once.Design is a really long, hard and painful process, years and years to come with a definition of a form that follows a series of impressions and inspirations.In modifying that form it is really difficult for a person who is a stranger when it comes to car design process, to get things right.But somehow this does, this does look like if some racing workshop in Italy had to build a Challenge Stradale version of a 458, and had to put rivets on the fenders cause there's no time for refinement in a performance build.People have this heavenly vision that Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati are some kind of jewelers, but when it comes to racing, which is the core of it all, it all is set and done in a dirty workshop, with saws and solders and metal and rivets and duct tape, wheter you are called Ferrari or not.So I think, in this respect, this build is the definition of what a 458 racer for the street should be.
@RED27 Waste of skill and engineering? Dude, seriously, say "I don't like it" and that's all, cause everything else you said is plain wrong in so many ways.
4 months, 1 week ago on Huayra: To Love Or Not To Love
I smile every time I see comments like "1.6????? WTF".In all these years apparently no one has learned that engine capacity means nothing.The Alfa Romeo 1750 Tbi is a good example that you can build a small engine with the right amount of power and a good km/L rating too.I think it's amazing how manufacturers are exploiting turbochargers and superchargers again, it's a new "turbo era" and it's pretty exciting.I wonder how much time will pass until we see 1.6 hybrid turbo/super charged engines with 350+ hp on the streets.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Is Nissan Bringing A New Silvia To Tokyo?
@Lastspark Old argument, constantly proven wrong when it comes to handling.For the looks, it's a matter of taste: just buy something else.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on SAY YOU WANT AN EVOLUTION: 50 YEARS OF 911 DESIGN
Based on the majority of the comments down here, Speedhunters is a place where a) if you can't afford a car, you can't talk about it, and you are shit...b) BMW is Satan because they called it the M4, last time BMW was Satan because it ditched the straight six, and I guess it went well...c) BMW is putting a straight six again in the M4, but people rant because it has not a V8...d) If you own a post 2000 car you are a dumbass and not a true enthusiast, because post 2000 cars are too easy to drive...e) Mirrors are the most important design feature of a new M car...
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Bmw Goes Mmmmmm With The M4
I'd say, if movie quality is what this list is about, F&F shouldn't be mentioned. But, and follow me on this one, F&F put on a mainstream screen JDM cars that no one had ever seen before, and more than some of us, mainly europeans, were introduced to JDM machines such as the RX7 thanks to that movie. So I think that, in the sense of inspiration and not for the quality of the movie itself, F&F should be on the list, not winning, but it should be there. For me and for many others I'm sure, that movie was the reason that let to the discovery of JDM cars and tuning companies.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Poll: The Best Car Movie Ever
Am I the only one thinking Esprit is in the top 3 of the best aero parts makers ever?
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Suzuka-spec Supra From Esprit
That 90-35 plate 86.I wanna know what's going on at the front, because the back is quite badass.Best bumper-exhaust-wing-camber combo ever.
7 months ago on Hachiroku Overload: 86 Style At Fsw
Wheels are great.But as someone said, now your GTR needs a body update too, cause the wheels look too "tuned" for the stock body to match.I also wonder how much better would this car look if it was white, or dark grey metallic, on those TEs.But anyway, I guess it's just the beginning of a long series of mods :)
7 months, 3 weeks ago on SHINY RED BOOTS: THE TE37RTS GET FITTED