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Porsche Design vs Aston Martin Design

Who's design are you over? Which design just doesn't 'good' to you anymore because it just hasn't changed?

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This to me is an absolutely terrible topic. Rather I would like to see the inverse be discussed. Why does a manufacturer NEED to change their designs? I think a car should evolve and age over time. You should be able to look at the first and the last and see a connection between them. I would actually argue that Porsche has the greatest - not laziest - design department because they have held true to the styling cues of the original and each generation looks like an improvement on the last.

To say that a manufacturer needs to change the design radically as a car ages is the same as saying you need to go in for massive plastic surgery or a gender change every few years.

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I'm glad Astons today don't look like Astons from the 60's. I also think Astons are consistently cars that I want to touch with my bare penis.

The great think about Astons is that they make every new one SO much better looking even when the existing models are great looking already. By the time DB7's were replaced and coming down in price I didn't want one because the DB9 and Vantage are such a visual step forward the the DB7 looked instantly dated.

Of course, that could be a vote for Porsche, because unless it's a 996 or you're an expert you'd have a hard time telling a 1992 911 from a 2012 at highway speeds.

As far as maintaining a clear and obvious lineage while making styling improvements, Porsche wins. But if you had told me in the middle of the DB7's run that the next car would make it look like a used Sebring by comparison I never would have thought it possible. That's some powerful design.

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Who's design are you over? Which design just doesn't 'good' to you anymore because it just hasn't changed?
i think a better topic is, who's design are you over because their entire lineup looks the same. they just go into photoshop and use transformations to widen and flatten it, or stretch out the wheel base and say "hey, that looks good. it'll do." and then throw into into production. *looks towards bmw and audi*
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DB1


DB2


DB3


DB4


DB5


DB6


DB7


DB9


DBS



Its all obvious evolution that you can clearly see from model to model as well as styling cues carried from the first generation to the last. Sure there have been contemporary body refreshes that have carried a car through a generation but in general its a gentle shift.

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Just for reference here is the Porsche evolution chart:

Volkswagen Beetle:


911 Classic:


964:


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Swing and a miss. You missed the 1963



Oh, and THIS the 356 is the car that was based on the Beetle....

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Swing and a miss. You missed the 1963

[IMG]http://pictures.dealer.com/l/laagporsche/1922/8d33fa800a0d02b700d7581b85a3d6d5.jpg[

Oh, and THIS the 356 is the car that was based on the Beetle....
[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6d/Porsche_90.jpg/800px-Porsche_90.jpg[/
The 1963 is part of the "911 classic" series of 911's.

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4th picture down.

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The 1963 is part of the "911 classic" series of 911's.



It's there.
I'm really not a fan of lumping all the "classics" in together. There were some significant updates to it over the time. Look at a late 70s next to the 63. Much different.

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