These days, cars have lost their beauty. I look back at cars from the ’60s and ’70s, and just end up wondering where we went wrong.
My prime example is with Ferrari. Specifically, the 250 GT California, which I consider to be the most beautiful car of all time. I then see the F8 Tributo and realise that cars these days aren’t designed with passion. Another absolutely stunning artwork from that era is the Aston Martin DB5.
Now, I understand cars today have to be designed with aerodynamic efficiency in mind, And I’m not saying that I don’t like Aston Martin and Ferrari’s new designs, but they lack the character and presence that these cars are so rich in.
Sam Sporry, via email Safety requirements have had a homogenising effect on car design, too. Who knows, an F8 Tributo might achingly beautiful in 50 years?