My annual rant
This car has been my desktop wallpaper for a couple years. This is what I don't understand (among other things). That Lotus is perhaps one of the most beautiful car designs to come along in a long time. I have not seen a Ferrari (I own one, not just bashing here), Lambo, Aston, BMW, Porsche, etc., that has the pure allure of this car.
Obviously this is a bit subjective, but this is a spot on beautiful design of proportion, race function, and yet elegance, backed by one of the premier engineering powerhouses of the car industry. Yet, no chance of bringing this car, or even a reasonable fascisimile of regulatory thwarted design to bear.
Major carmakers will continue to regurgitate a few more million Ford Taurus, Toyota Camry, etc., lookalikes, and the leading exotics will continue with the tired designs that is an endless emulation of each other, with the true novelty and innovation of your average insecure 7th grader. Please move on folks...pretty please??? Only the Zonda folks (thanks Horacio) seems to understand this, but that is truly rarefied air.
Last edited by 308tr6; 02-13-2009 at 05:34 AM.