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Esta es la discusion Los 25 coches "icono" de los ultimos 20 años. Diseños para inspirar a Detroit dentro del foro Foro General BMW de la categoria Foros de interes general BMW; Diseños para inspirar a Detroit En BusinessWeek han publicado la lista de los 25 coches icono de los ultimos 20 ...
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Los 25 coches "icono" de los ultimos 20 años. Diseños para inspirar a Detroit
Diseños para inspirar a Detroit
En BusinessWeek han publicado la lista de los 25 coches icono de los ultimos 20 años para que se inspiren en Detroit (Chrysler, Ford y GM) y cojan ideas que les ayude a imaginar su futuro.
En general estoy de acuerdo, pero hay al menos 1 que para mi sobra, ¿cual creeis que sera?
Design: Julian Thomson
Why it mattered: Aimed at automotive purists, Lotus cars are built to be as lightweight as possible to achieve high speeds. A fiberglass body and bonded frame keep it lighter and faster than other sports cars.
Design: Katsuhiko Inatomi, Norio Oseki
Why it mattered: The Honda (HMC) Insight may have been first hybrid car sold in North America, but the Toyota (TM) Prius was the first to become a commercial and pop cultural success. Many of its innovations are under the hood. But, its exterior design features a crucial triangular wedge shape that helps maximize aerodynamics and improve fuel economy.
Mazda Miata (MX-5)
Design: Tom Matano
Why it mattered: The Mazda Miata reinvented the roadster market that had once been the domain of British brands such as MG, Triumph, Lotus, and Austin-Healey in the 1960s. The Miata's introduction reopened an industry segment that still thrives today.
Design: J Mays, Freeman Thomas, Martin Smith
Why it mattered: The award-winning TT, which first came as a coupe and later a roadster, used a new laser welding process that allowed for seamless design features. Its boldly curved and supposedly Bauhaus-inspired roof line, front, and rear fenders made it an instant design classic.
New Volkswagen Beetle
Design: J Mays, Freeman Thomas
Why it mattered: The successor to the wildly popular Beetle, this update gave fans the original's classic appeal—that unmistakable dome shape and "smiling" front fascia—with modern underpinnings. Most dramatic was the repositioning of the car's engine from the trunk to the front of the vehicle, which brought better handling and grip.
Design: Horacio Pagani
Why it mattered: The poster child for excess in automotive design, the Zonda could reach 60 mph in under four seconds and top out at more than 220 mph—all for a mere $1.2 million. Aside from speed, Batmobile-looks included high-mounted rearview mirrors.
Design: Henrik Fisker
Why it mattered: The design of this short-lived, high-performance roadster payed homage to classic BMW (BMWG.F) two-seaters from the 1950s and was so well received it earned its designer, Henrik Fisker, an international reputation overnight. Aside from its sleek body lines, the Z8 featured a number of interior design innovations such as center-mounted dials in the cockpit.
Design: Frank Stephenson
Why it mattered: This cheeky, retro car was the successor to the classic design originally produced by British Motor in the 1960s. The Mini—now owned by BMW—maintained the basic lines of past models as well as quirkier features such as old-fashioned toggle switches to operate the cabin's windows.
Design: Wayne Cherry
Why it mattered: The H2 became an emblem of American gas-guzzling excess by virtue of its size and unforgiving aesthetic. The original H2 was faithful to the military humvees that had inspired its design, with an imposing front grille, vertically upright front windshield, and box-shaped windows.
Bentley Continental GT
Design: Dirk van Braeckel
Why it mattered: In the boom years, Bentley’s corporate parent, Volkswagen, all but cornered the market for ostentatious speed-machines. The record-breaking Continental GT was remarkable for its performance as well as its head-turning design.
Design: Camilo Pardo, J Mays
Why it mattered: Designed in anticipation of the Blue Oval's centennial anniversary, the GT was hailed as a pace car for the rest of Ford's products just as the company entered the most financially difficult period in its history. Discontinued in 2006, the GT's design—including cavernous, rear-wheel-mounted air intakes and rising rear haunches—has nonetheless earned a spot as a classic super car.
Design: Luc Donckerwolke
Why it mattered: The Italian maker of exotic sports cars' volume seller is notable for having significantly evolved and revamped the Lamborghini look. The popular Gallardo's geometric lines helped reestablish and modernize design cues established in the 1970s.
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Design: Gordon Murray
Why it mattered: Argued by many to be among the most beautiful Mercedes (DCX) cars ever built, the SLR is a joint project between the German luxury heavyweight and racing manufacturer McLaren. Design details include an arrow-shaped front nose like those found on Formula 1 race cars and wheels that are shaped like wind turbines.
Design: Ian Callum
Why it mattered: Originally introduced in the late 1960s, Jaguar's XJ series sedan exemplified the storied brand's uniquely British styling. A 2003 redesign maintained the two most notable design features, the leaping jaguar hood ornament as well as the four round head lamps.
Aston Martin DB9
Design: Ian Callum, Henrik Fisker
Why it mattered: A high-powered sports car, the DB9 has a sloping rear glass window and silver-trimmed tail. As such, it's one of few cars that look as good from the back as it does from the front, and was a rare treat from then-corporate parent Ford.
Why it mattered: With an oval grille sporting the company's trademark trident, long sloping front hood, and side-mounted portholes, Maserati's Quattroporte created a new niche for high-end, four-door supercars.
BMW 3 Series
Design: Chris Bangle
Why it mattered: The 3 Series was originally introduced in the mid-1970s and substantially redesigned in 2005. Despite the entirely new body design, the current model sports updated versions of the company's iconic "kidney" shaped grille and the so-called Hofmeister Kink, a forward bend in the C-pillar designers say represents the car's rear-wheel drive.
Design: Hartmut Warkuss
Why it mattered: At times holding the record as the world's most expensive and fastest car, the Bugatti is another study in excess. For all its performance—the car can reach speeds of over 250 miles per hour—its slick body design and retractable rear spoiler are crucial to keeping it from flying into orbit.
Design: Ralph Gilles, Freeman Thomas
Why it mattered: In retrospect, the 300 sedan was Chrysler design's last best hope and the only real commercial fruit of the company's ill-fated merger with Daimler. The massive front grille, vertical head lamps, and a high belt line gave the vehicle a distinctive look that somehow simultaneously appealed to urban rap stars and Florida retirees.
Design: Sid Ramnarace, Hau Thai-Tang
Why it mattered: Designers completely remade Ford's classic pony car in 2005, coming up with a radically re-styled vehicle that cemented the nameplate's status as an American icon. Dubbed "retro futurism," the mixture of retro and futuristic design elements—such as round head lamps paired with flared wheel arches—kicked off an industry-wide trend.
Design: Ferdinand "Butzi" Porsche, Erwin Komenda
Why it mattered: Considered by many automotive enthusiasts to be the purest sports car ever made, the 911 has been a gold-standard nameplate since the 1960s. As such, design changes have come with great care. In fact, the car's overall profile has changed little over the years.
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Design: Pininfarina, directed by Ferrari's Frank Stephenson
Why it mattered: The most powerful of Ferrari's road cars, this low-slung, exotic sports car recalls the Italian company's 1960s GTO design with its horizontally stretched front grille buttressed by slim front head lights. It's named after the Fiorano Circuit, the company's winding test track in Italy.
Why it mattered: The Jeep Wrangler's design hasn't strayed far from the World War II jeeps that inspired it—in fact the Museum of Modern Art has periodically exhibited the Jeep as part of its collection. Though Chrysler’s most recent redesign updated underlying technology, the car still features the classic upright seven-bar grille flanked by two round head lamps.
Design: Shiro Nakamura
Why it mattered: A reimagining of rowdy Japanese "road rockets" popular in the 1970s, the inspiration for this model's square lines and high-tech vents came from Gundam, the Japanese anime series featuring giant robots.
Design: Girish Wagh, Justin Norek, Pierre Castinel
Why it mattered: The first generation of Indian automobiles will probably not be remembered for aesthetics. Instead, the Nano's major design achievement is to be one of the world's cheapest cars. Its construction features several cost-cutting measures that some say would make it unsaleable in foreign markets, like the elimination of air conditioning and power steering. Still, the Nano could yet head West, and Detroit execs would do well to stay tuned.
Editado por cybermad en 12-jul-2009 a las 22:00.
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Edito: espera que me he equibocao, quito el tata, me quedo con el gallardo
Editado por gibito16 en 12-jul-2009 a las 21:01.
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Si tengo que quitar uno, el Prius. Cuando termine de estudiar y pueda mantenerme bien mis coches, no quiero nada que consuma menos de 20 litros a los 100.
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