Originally Posted by Auto Evolution
Mr. Martin, may i call you Aston?.....Build this
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It's ugly in my eyes. It doesn't have the flow of other Astons, and it's far too gaudy. They're running out of ideas on how to keep utilizing the same general shape over and over.
Time for an all-new design, perhaps?
the pure elegance of aston is apparently in hibernation again as we go into another era of lagondas and volantes.... that looks terrible... especially the wheels... it doesn't look like one but the first thing that came to mind when i saw that was an accord coupe with cheap wheels on it.
I don't mind the front bumper, provided it was painted body color. More to the problem is:
(1) Wheels make wheel gap look massive.
(2) Raked fastback/arched roofline makes the rear 1/2 look like an XK. Jaguar should be copying Aston, not the other way around.
(3) Fender vent leads to a raised strake that ends unresolved in the middle of the door.
Less quasimodo humped rear roofline, better wheels, remove the fender vent thing, paint the front bumper and I'd love it. One-77 tails work much better here.
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Yeah, those wheels are awful, front end is ugly. Instead of fixing a flawed too-bulky front end, they tried to make it look less tall with the off-color lower lip / splitter. Didn't work. All that black crap looks aftermarket. The DBS design several years ago was perfect in its combination of aggressiveness and elegance. Design leadership there is failing with this one, IMHO.
Compare this DBS to the simplicity of the 2007 Vantage…which still looks great today.
Honestly, other then the wheels, it looks pretty good. If they did away with those weird vent things, I wouldn't be heartbroken though.
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