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20 cars the designer hates

Motoring Research Logo By John Moroney of Motoring Research | Slide 1 of 21: Like all car fans, we are thrilled when the cover is swept back and a new design is revealed. Love it or hate it, the unveiled concept is the pinnacle of what the manufacturer aspires to be. The best designers in the company stretch all their training and imagination, using all the latest tools to visually represent the new direction. Then the production version is released and we wonder: what happened? Designs in the real world get constrained by budgets, modified by research panels, and adapted to platforms that don’t entirely fit the concept. Sometimes marketing gets involved and insists on things that must be added or deleted so the public will buy it. No matter the underlying cause, the poor cars suffer and the final products run the gamut beige and bland to glitzy and god-awful. These are cars we assume the designer hates. Follow MSN Autos on Facebook & Twitter

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Like all car fans, we are thrilled when the cover is swept back and a new design is revealed. Love it or hate it, the unveiled concept is the pinnacle of what the manufacturer aspires to be. The best designers in the company stretch all their training and imagination, using all the latest tools to visually represent the new direction. Then the production version is released and we wonder: what happened? Designs in the real world get constrained by budgets, modified by research panels, and adapted to platforms that don’t entirely fit the concept. Sometimes marketing gets involved and insists on things that must be added or deleted so the public will buy it. No matter the underlying cause, the poor cars suffer and the final products run the gamut beige and bland to glitzy and god-awful. These are cars we assume the designer hates. 
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