Thursday, March 10, 2011

If I Had A Million Dollars...

From the gear heads over at SuckSqueezeBangBlow* comes images of a car so beautiful I actually had to savor it a few days before posting it.

I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the XKE.  My parents gave me one in 1/8th scale when I was somewhere around 8 years old.  I thought it had the coolest shape and the spoke wheels just made it magical.  Even after I was older and learned about their reliability problems I still loved them.  I also never believed that the Stingray didn't nudge the XKE into Dead Man's Curve.  History belongs to the victor I suppose.

Regardless, no matter what they've done since, they never seemed to be able to capture that same level of style and grace as they did with the XKE.**  Someone over there must have figured that out.  Behold, beauty at such unparalleled levels it makes one weepy.

Oscar Wilde once said, “No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.”  To that I respond, "To Hell with you, Sir."

And while I've never watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate, I can tell you, this has got to be pretty damn close.

It even makes this fighter jet look retarded.

And finally, to those who insist only that which serves no actual function can be art, I say, "Face!"

This thing is better than Phoebe Cates.  Yes.  I said it.

*I know, how righteous is that name, right?
**You can't count the DB9 copy, which, although beautiful, was a copy of the DB9.

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