Still looking for that perfect car? Well, believe us, it's not that simple to buy a car that looks perfect and can fit perfectly to your bill. There will always be some angle, or some design element that will turn a sour eye to you. And while the manufacturers employ their designers to design that perfect car, a professor at the University of Stirling, U.K, has found the answer, and we are not loving it!
Peter Hancock, professor of psychology, University of Stirling says that he has found out how a perfect car should look. Though, he is not imposing, neither suggesting that any auto maker should adopt his idea of perfect design, and we are so thankful to him, because you would not love what you will see. Though, on paper, this experiment seems like a nice idea, given the elements from various cars that are used to design the perfect car.
Prof. Hancock surveyed around 2000 participants, asked them few basic questions, tallied 3800 data points and reached the conclusion. Some of the questions he asked included: is your favorite car? Which aspect is the most attractive? And so on. He then identified the most attractive elements from various cars and combined them together, and he didn't even cared to consult any professional car designer.
The result - a completely ridiculous car which, quite frankly, looks hideous. While the experiment sounds interesting, and interesting data have been collected, which could really help some design houses in the future, the implementation was something out of the line. For what we believe, Prof. Hancock should have gone to a design house and used the reference points to build something cohesive and flowing.
And so to let you, here's what the experiment yielded - Headlights from Mini Cooper are grafted onto the fascia borrowed from Aston Martin DB9. Move onto side, and the doors from Rolls Royce Phantom are there, blended with mirrors from the Citroen C4 Picasso. The roof and windows are that of the Lamborghini Gallardo, while the rear end is taken from the Triumph Spitfire and the rear lights are from an Audi A1.
We can just hope that this research doesn't serve as an influence to any design house or student, since we can't imagine a product like this flesh.