Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Bad Company

Recently a British newspaper, The Telegraph released it's "100 Ugliest Cars" list. Obviously, this is a list any automaker would want to stay as far away from as possible.

What I can't understand is the ranking of some of these vehicles. For example, how does the Subaru B9 Tribeca (#99)

or the Aston Martin Bulldog (#88)

just to name a few (the list is ridden of eyesores such as these) score higher - much higher - than the likes of the Rolls Royce Phantom (#28)

or the latest rendition of the Range Rover (#20)

or, and this one blows my mind, the Porsche Cayenne (#5)!!

I could have easily selected 10 other cars that don't belong on this list. Instead, I urge you to take a look at the list as I'm sure you will have to laugh at some of the rankings certain vehicles garnered in relation to others.

When I first saw that the Pontiac Aztek took the top spot, I just had to check out this list to see what came behind it, agreeing that the Aztek is up there in the ugliest cars ever, but I knew there were some others that should be on the list. However, I certainly didn't expect the rankings that followed, certainly not the Cayenne at #5, or the placement of the cars above, or the various BMW's sprinkled throughout the list.

Even though you always have to take things like this with a grain of salt, it drives me to make sure that there is no possible way that the LM vehicles could be in the company of the vehicles on an "ugliest cars" list as we enter the early stages of milling models and finalizing the exterior design of this first prototype.

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