January 21, 2009
It's the one we've all been waiting for: the car that'll bring BMW up to the level of the big guys, the one that's... um...
...exactly the same as all the others.
I really wish I was joking about that, but the F1.09 has a distinctly similar look to the Renault, particularly in the nose area, and every other car in the rest of the body. That's fine, it's a nice look, but BMW has a reputation as innovative when it comes to their F1 chassis... and unless their body is made out of carbon-fibre-impregnated bundt cake, I'm not seeing it this time around.
It's kinda like the girl next door: cute and fun to be around, but not the drop-dead knockout every guy hopes for. Or something like that... I mean, I prefer the girl next door look, m'self, but not when it comes to F1 cars.
Still, not all is lost... BMW was kind enough to park the new car next to last year's F1.08 for a 1:1 comparison.
Y'know... side-by-side, I kinda like the F1.08 (right). Yes, way too many tchotchkes dangling off of every panel and surface, but it looks... meaner? More aggressive? Less like a slotcar? It looks like a voulge, and the F1.09 like a butter knife.
I dunno. Maybe I'm souring on the whole 'clean' look.
In the first picture (the head-on view), I thought the new car had a mean look. But compared to last year's Tchotchkemobile, it looks pretty tame.
Posted by: Mallory at January 21, 2009 07:42 AM (3sife)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 21, 2009 08:09 PM (+rSRq)
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