AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
When I saw the original concept and sneak preview camouflaged shots I thought it was going to be stunning in a particularly Jap Tin kinda way. But now the finished article is out in the open it's not just a massive let down, it's actually a bit ugly. Which is being kind. It's really ugly.
The proportions are odd. The styling is massively over-wrought. The fake ducts and slashes add nothing but detract more for their pointlessness. Then you know it's a re-bodied Z4, a worthy boulevard cruiser but not one to set the hairs on your neck stand up in the driving stakes. Platform sharing makes economic sense of course but how uncool is that, especially if you get the one with all the other brand's logos plastered everywhere?
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
Jan 2019 New Giulia Veloce Misano Blue
2008-15 New 159Ti experience: overwhelmingly positive. Reliable and fun over nearly 100k.
2015-18 147 1.6TS runaround
6/9/12 - 15 New Mito 135MA Distinctive - 100% reliable 37k