perhaps bangle's influence for the z4 was picasso. maybe he's ahead of his time. :dunno: perhaps he'll be considered a "great artist/designer" after he dies. we should help him to quicken his escalation to greatness! :thumbup:pdz said:while i'm sure the Z4 was "well-designed", it is too cerebral.
the great car designs that stand the test of time and become classics are not cars that need to grow on people and they are not cars that you need to be steeped into industrial design to "get".
When I think of all the beautiful Ferraris, Porsches, Mercedes, BMW's, etc. that I love - I recall loving them at first sight (or at the very least LIKING them at first sight). I think the idea that good design has to grow on you is bull. The same argument was made about the 7, which seems to get more bloated each time I look at it. Poor design grows on you too - like a rash.JakeC said:Z4 is a instant classic, best art needs time to get used to, just like songs and any art. Just think about music, some songs are so simple that you may like it at the first time you hear it, but then you start to hate it. But some songs sounds complex at the first time, but after listening that song many times, you start to like it, and you like it longer.