The Future Ride
There is a general belief that the past is long gone and we should not whine about it; the present is here and now and we should do all what’s possible to make it present(able) and that the future is what holds our destiny. To some extent the statement is true, but sometimes I feel that it has been prone to abuse especially by people with interests to make a sale.
If you look at future cars — or is it cars of the future- there are some car models, concepts or designs which are so stunning and appealing that they might induce you to forego your current intention of purchasing a car as you save for them. Take for instance Aston Martin DBX, Seat 20V20 or the Rinspeed Budii
These are some of the models or concepts which make a ride. The thought of owning one is not much different from marrying a beautiful princess.
On the contrary, some models of these future cars are so disappointing that you may wonder how high the weed was which the designers of the concept were smoking (I would personally conclude that they were high on blue meth). Anyhow, I don’t intend to negatively criticize much but a model like the newly released Lexus LF-SA is one which needs some rethinking.
Why Lexus LF-SA Disappointed Me
This is a new model, depicting and actually built, to commemorate the year when Lexus hit the market with Lexus LS in 1990, with what was a kind of ‘volcanic eruption’ which shook the status quo of what the likes of BMW were enjoying then.
But looking closely at the car concept, especially the grille, you will agree that it’s very strange and ugly. The car’s nose itself is strange. Not wanting to be sarcastic, the automaker may have omitted much of what many may yearn for a future car. Although the mistakes may be rectified, I still believe that most future cars won’t be at a position to enjoy what some vintage cars have enjoyed for centuries in and out.
However, it is my belief that as the car is unveiled in the Geneva Motor Show, someone might realize the mistake and do something.