I've been meaning to make this post for a long time. Lately I've been having trouble sharing my ideas, but who cares: here's one.
I've got a beef to pick. I want to be a car designer, I've longed for this career since being a tiny child. My beef, paid for Tuesday, gladly - is with most modern FWD cars. There's a common mis-proportion that is seriously unacceptable, turning probably very nice sketches into the ugly girls that make the pretty ones look prettier. I guess they serve a purpose in that sense, but a little plastic surgery wouldn't hurt in some of these cases. There are some other major flaws in many of these cars that I'd like to correct.
However, I've focused...Ford Focus, another I could've shopped up; I've focused on correcting one thing that bugs me most. The upper photo is the original, lower obvious the edited version. I'm sure you'll get the idea. Maybe I'll do something about the 'Delete windows' or the 'faux pillars' in future posts.
It's funny how this changes the whole classiness of the car. To me the original position makes the cars look much cheaper. Paying attention to luxury cars of known, good handling characteristics, you'll start to see the position makes quite a bit of difference on the quality of design, beyond looks, but rather performance. The vehicle appears to be much more stable, sure footed and smooth with the more forward position. Just an observation I thought I'd share.
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