And one of its worst?
Let it never be said that Italdesign is proud – it’s penned designs for such posterworthy brands as Proton, Daewoo (the Matiz, believe it or not) and Zastava. But it’d be elitist to rain down from a great height on bargain-basement hatchbacks from emerging (or disbanding) countries who sought to lean on a design titan for a bit of credibility.
Instead, let’s look to a brand seemingly custom-made for elitism, or at least for the elite: Bugatti.
Yeah, we know them now as the ne plus ultra of cars, reliably building cars that forever alter your perception of just what cars can do, can be, and can cost. So, to use a phrase that comedians hate, we won’t exactly be punching down here.
If you were to imagine what the combined talents of Giorgetto Giugiaro – a man voted the car designer of the century – and Bugatti would achieve, you’d almost be guaranteed a better result than the EB112. Carbon-fibre chassis, aluminium panelling, a V12 for the ages and the free rein of one of the most talented designers to ever put pencil to paper. And just look at the result.
The EB112 combines a seemingly wilful disobedience of proportion and form – in order to ape a model from Bugatti’s glory years – with the bulbous, over-rounded styling of the early Nineties. The result is a car that looks like an armadillo that’s swallowed a horseshoe. Little wonder Bugatti leaves it out of its official history on its website.
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