"The Funny Thing Is That It DO Look Like A Phantom… Till A Phantom Pull Up."

Jack Baruth
by Jack Baruth
the funny thing is that it do look like a phantom till a phantom pull up

Katt Williams once famously commented on the supposed resemblance between the Chrysler 300 and the better class of Anglo-German luxury cars, and in this image from The Smoking Tire‘s Matt Farah we see a similar confrontation: the Fusion meets an AM Rapide in Beverly Hills. What say you, TTACers? Imitation, inspiration, or idiocy?

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  • Mcs Mcs on Oct 16, 2012

    I was kind of looking back for the roots of the Aston Martin design language and found an interesting link. Take a look at this 1947 Alpha and compare it with this DB3. 1946 Alfa: http://goo.gl/vps3R 1952 DB3: http://goo.gl/OOkfy So you can see Aston has had inspiration from other auto makers as well. In fact, it's signature grill seems to have originated with Alfa.

    • NMGOM NMGOM on Oct 16, 2012

      mcs.... Wow! Good research work. That is absolutely amazing. So, car makers have obviously been "copying" each other for quite some time. Probably since the Model "A" Ford, which looks like every other car in that era..... -----------

  • Junebug Junebug on Oct 16, 2012

    I think the new Fusion looks great, finally saw one at the dealer last week. Although we can all "Monday Morning Quarterback" let's see how it goes over and check in with some sales numbers in a few months.

  • Panzerfaust Panzerfaust on Oct 16, 2012

    For a moment there I thought this was a story about one of those hand made Chinese copies that look pretty good until you get within ten feet. The Fusion is a great looking car, if you're going to imitate, an Aston Martin isn't a bad place to start.

  • Ccode81 Ccode81 on Oct 17, 2012

    I always feel Aston Martin V8 of 70s to 80s has borrowed the face from original Mustang.