Why the Elusive C-Aspect is Nevertheless the Future of Chinese Automobile Style

Why the Elusive C-Factor is Still the Future of Chinese Car Design Chinese automobile style has come a long way but has however to uncover the elusive C-aspect to take it to the next level, writes Sam Livingstone. At the initial car design conference in China in 2008, run by the Chinese Society of Automotive Engineers, Automobile Design Research presented a paper on ‘C-factor’. C-aspect is the idea that Chinese automobile design may seek to be (far better) identified as Chinese — to have some identifiable and attractive ‘Chinese-ness’, just as numerous other cars have a nationally distinct design and style orientation.
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The State of Italian Automobile Style

The State of Italian Car Design Today the greatest Italian design houses are either pale, foreign-owned shadows of what they once had been or merely sub-brand names, like Ghia or Vignale, or even worse — like Bertone — gone forever. […] we’ve seen magnificent new Ferrari and Maserati models, even an attainable Alfa Romeo two-seater, so it seemed not just reasonable but also necessary to take another close appear at what’s happening in Italy.
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