Automotive engineering objectively improves each year, with cars inarguably getting faster, safer, and more efficient. But can we say that something as subjective as the design has improved? Have our fancy CAD programs enabled us to create shapes more aesthetically pleasing than what our design forebears, limited to pencil/paper/clay, could produce?
If ever there was a discussion that designers could drag out while closing the bar, this is probably it. So before you buy the first round and tuck in, here's your ammunition: The collection of "classic cars alongside their modern-day counterparts" that has been floating around the web.
Aston Martin DB9 vs. DB5
Land Rover Series I vs. DC100
Mercedes "Gullwing" 300SL vs. SLS AMG
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