The Truth About Cars » styling analysis http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Vellum Venom Vignette: ATS Cluster Commotion? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/vellum-venom-vignette-ats-cluster-commotion/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/vellum-venom-vignette-ats-cluster-commotion/#comments Sat, 05 Jan 2013 06:07:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=472415 Fellow TTAC scribe Alex Dykes put a somewhat innocent enough post on our Facebook Wall, suggesting the BMW 3-series has a reputation for homogenous design, while the new Cadillac ATS suffers from…well, what so many modern GM products suffer from: a new release that’s only “almost” there. The ATS gauge cluster was his proof. This […]

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Fellow TTAC scribe Alex Dykes put a somewhat innocent enough post on our Facebook Wall, suggesting the BMW 3-series has a reputation for homogenous design, while the new Cadillac ATS suffers from…well, what so many modern GM products suffer from: a new release that’s only “almost” there. The ATS gauge cluster was his proof. This […]

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Vellum Venom Vignette: The Next Iconic American Sedan? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/vellum-venom-vignette-the-next-iconic-american-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/vellum-venom-vignette-the-next-iconic-american-sedan/#comments Sat, 28 Jul 2012 16:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454427 The (mainstream) staying power of GM’s B-body is pretty much history.  Panther Love shall live for the next decade or so, not much longer.  I was in this state of mind when auto writer extraordinaire Alex Nunez posted a picture to my Facebook wall, suggesting that the Chevrolet Caprice’s proportioning is somehow a worthy successor […]

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The (mainstream) staying power of GM’s B-body is pretty much history.  Panther Love shall live for the next decade or so, not much longer.  I was in this state of mind when auto writer extraordinaire Alex Nunez posted a picture to my Facebook wall, suggesting that the Chevrolet Caprice’s proportioning is somehow a worthy successor […]

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Vellum Venom: 2012 Lincoln MKZ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/vellum-venom-2012-lincoln-mkz/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/vellum-venom-2012-lincoln-mkz/#comments Mon, 28 May 2012 12:38:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=446381 “MR2turbo4evr”, today is your lucky day: you suggested that someone would appreciate my critiques on Lincoln products, and maybe you are right.  But this self-proclaimed Lincoln-Mercury fanboi was pissed when his favorite version of Ford’s CD3 platform, the Mercury Milan, bit the dust.  But I digress: what to do when you are a designer tasked […]

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“MR2turbo4evr”, today is your lucky day: you suggested that someone would appreciate my critiques on Lincoln products, and maybe you are right.  But this self-proclaimed Lincoln-Mercury fanboi was pissed when his favorite version of Ford’s CD3 platform, the Mercury Milan, bit the dust.  But I digress: what to do when you are a designer tasked […]

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Vellum Venom: 2012 Hyundai Azera http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/vellum-venom-2012-hyundai-azera/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/vellum-venom-2012-hyundai-azera/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 11:50:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=439414 Sometimes it’s a little difficult to style a car in a certain genre.  Case in point, the “entry level” luxury car segment.  And not because the cars are rubbish or the designers simply phoned it in, but because so much equity is on the line…on a budget!  This is no audacious Maybach Exelero, here’s an […]

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Sometimes it’s a little difficult to style a car in a certain genre.  Case in point, the “entry level” luxury car segment.  And not because the cars are rubbish or the designers simply phoned it in, but because so much equity is on the line…on a budget!  This is no audacious Maybach Exelero, here’s an […]

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Vellum Venom: 2012 Lexus LFA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/vellum-venom-2012-lexus-lfa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/vellum-venom-2012-lexus-lfa/#comments Mon, 09 Apr 2012 11:23:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438864 I understand the need for a luxury car maker to create a super car. It spilled into my drawing books at CCS. But I love Lincolns. To wit: a stand up grille (modeled after the Bugatti EB110), covered headlights (Continental Mark III) , a power dome hood and an-ever-so-slight Continental kit that blended into a […]

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I understand the need for a luxury car maker to create a super car. It spilled into my drawing books at CCS. But I love Lincolns. To wit: a stand up grille (modeled after the Bugatti EB110), covered headlights (Continental Mark III) , a power dome hood and an-ever-so-slight Continental kit that blended into a […]

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Vellum Venom: 2013 Lexus GS 350 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/vellum-venom-2013-lexus-gs-350/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/vellum-venom-2013-lexus-gs-350/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 11:46:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=437956 A design studio gets shocking when someone shrugs off their stereotypical work, coming up with a whole new game.  But all your designs look the same! You are too retro! I’ve had better looking bowel movements than your last luxury sedan proposal!  The end result of this hate can be shockingly different from what they […]

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A design studio gets shocking when someone shrugs off their stereotypical work, coming up with a whole new game.  But all your designs look the same! You are too retro! I’ve had better looking bowel movements than your last luxury sedan proposal!  The end result of this hate can be shockingly different from what they […]

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Vellum Venom: 2012 Fisker Karma http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/vellum-venom-2012-fisker-karma/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/vellum-venom-2012-fisker-karma/#comments Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=437601 One of my Transportation Design teachers insisted that cars were just like restaurants: success depends on proportion, proportion, proportion!  And while the mere thought of his lectures makes me want to vomit in terror, the dude is right: cars need to be perfectly proportioned to prove a point. And my goodness, the Fisker Karma is […]

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One of my Transportation Design teachers insisted that cars were just like restaurants: success depends on proportion, proportion, proportion!  And while the mere thought of his lectures makes me want to vomit in terror, the dude is right: cars need to be perfectly proportioned to prove a point. And my goodness, the Fisker Karma is […]

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Vellum Venom: 2012 McLaren MP4-12C http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/vellum-venom-2012-mclaren-mp4-12c/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/vellum-venom-2012-mclaren-mp4-12c/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:55:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434540   The MP4-12C has a wonderful backstory for those who love and admire the McLaren brand.  The McLaren F1’s instant Zeus-like status is a large part of the mystique, but not necessarily all of it.  That said, for everyone outside of this world (and price point) you are forgiven if you wouldn’t even consider this […]

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  The MP4-12C has a wonderful backstory for those who love and admire the McLaren brand.  The McLaren F1’s instant Zeus-like status is a large part of the mystique, but not necessarily all of it.  That said, for everyone outside of this world (and price point) you are forgiven if you wouldn’t even consider this […]

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