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The World's Ugliest Cars



This is the 1957 Aurora. We will never know what the public would have thought about it, as only one prototype was built, and it didn't work well enough to make it to its own press conference. Now wait, before you argue that the Aurora can't be the world's ugliest car, check out the huge collection of ugly cars at Dark Roasted Blend. They are all ugly in their own ways. Link

(Image credit: GATSBY Magazine)

Whoever made the list doesn't understand the context of use for which many these cars were designed. In the older European cities the roads are narrow and windy. The "how fast can it go from 0-60" criterion is well-nigh meaningless in that context. For instance, a car with rear entry could be parked much closer to the cars on either side. Creative solutions to problems have to be judged in the context of their origin.
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Just one look at hte octoauto revealed a kind of breathtaking steampunk beauty...
Asotn martin Lagonda, (has indeed a poor electronic system) but really looks phantastic...
even the aurora has more personality than any other modern wind tunnel optimized car...
Just want to know how the aurora solved the problems of windscreen wipers...
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There is a lot of nonsense in the linked article, but it was the reference to Sean Connery that got my goat. Couldn't the author be bothered to research that Bond cars were designed by Laurie Bond and went into production in 1949 - four years before Flemming created James Bond and thirteen years before Connery took the role?

Actually reading the rest of the article the author did the absolute bare minimum of research, so probably not no. For example the Renault Dauphine "the slowest car in the world"? That would be the Renault Dauphine that had quite a successful competition career in the GT1000 class. So what does that say about the cars it beat then? Slower than the slowest?
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