Friday, October 24, 2008

My Beef with Concept Cars

Concept cars remind me vaguely of mary-sue fanfiction. They aren't tied to reality, they're obscenely perfect, and they're an excercise in crazy fantasy fulfillment for the mind responsible for it.

Let's talk smack about the grasshopper concept car that core77 has linked to. The comments tear this idea apart, saying it's not revolutionary in anyway, that it's all been done before, that the only thing remarkable about it is it's inspiration. But even that isn't all that original.

The Wasp

The Ladybug

The Beetle

Nothing futuristic about it.