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Old 10-09-2013, 12:15 PM
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Vehicle designers incorporate semantics into aesthetics to illicit emotional response. While initially everyday objects, art, beings, phenomena, and nature served as inspiration, research has shown a stronger correlation to animal posture (which has been trending for several years).

Apparently this newer Vauxhall designer has been left out of the loop.



Somehow I don't think this correlation was the warm fuzzy emotional response intended.

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Not a fan.

But aside from this poor design, Wilcox does offer what I think is a great looking first call car, called their "Hearsette". But then again, these are Jaguar designed, not Wilcox.

http://limousines.co.uk/index.php/fo...f-hearsette-2/

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Old 10-10-2013, 11:17 AM
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Vehicle designers incorporate semantics into aesthetics to illicit emotional response. While initially everyday objects, art, beings, phenomena, and nature served as inspiration, research has shown a stronger correlation to animal posture (which has been trending for several years).

Apparently this newer Vauxhall designer has been left out of the loop.



Somehow I don't think this correlation was the warm fuzzy emotional response intended.

Now that's funny. Uncanny resemblance.
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you notice how even in the European cars you can't see more then about 6 inches of the body from any angle you have to be back at lest 10 ft to see the whole panel. thats so they don't have to make them straight. which make it imposable to modify and have it have any flow to it. they are all now round and lumpy, tapered at both ends kind of like what you find at the bottom of a out house.
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