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Re: Shoot David Robb!
- Subject: Re: Shoot David Robb!
- From: PGK75S@xxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2005 19:58:14 EST
In a message dated 12/26/05 7:19:30 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< The book explains that BMW AG is very aware that they
are taking a big risk with their new "styling language" (called "Flame
Surfacing") as first seen in the 7-series, then in the 4, 5, 6, and lastly
in the 3 (which is considered to be the "best looking" current generation
BMW, something akin to saying that a specific meal is the best tasting
because it has the least spam in it). >>
I'm always a bit suspicious when a manfacturer feels the need to label or
explain a design, i.e. 'flame surfacing', there are designs such as the E Jaguar,
Mercedes 300SL, Lamborghini Miura, and others that will still look right 100
years from now, I don't recall any of their makers needing to explain their
esthetics. Whether this 'flame surfacing' has any legs is doubtful at best.
Even a Douglas DC-3, driven more by function still looks 'right'.