• Mar 27, 2009
Got some time to burn? Of course you do! iMotor Mag has created a game to punish the wayward children of esteemed Italian design houses. Where designers such as Pininfarina and Bertone have penned gems like the Ferrari F599 and the Lamborghini Miura, they have also thrust the Peugeot 1007 and Skoda Favorit on unwary car shoppers (hey, even designers have to eat...).

iMotor (the same blokes who gave us the Bail Out Chrysler game) gives you the chance to beat them, and a couple of Bertone designs to boot. You may not agree with all of them (Subaru SVX?) but the better you wield the ugly stick, the more unfortunate designs you get to eradicate from the (virtual) world. However, as with many ugly-yet-enduring designs, the cars put up a good fight, so good luck getting to Level Two.

[Source: iMotor Mag]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      The SVX is a horrible, horrible car; ugly and pointless, that some chaps bought because it had an S and an X in the name when they clearly could not afford an NSX.

      Oh, did I say ugly? Nice split windows there, loser. If the dumb thing was "ahead of its time" like you say we would be seeing cars with its features showing up today. Split windows anywhere? Nope. Used once. By Subaru. Yuck. I cannot wait until stacked tail pipes follows that trend to the pasture.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The SVX was one of the coolest production cars ever made and a bold design move from conservative Subaru. You're entitled to your opinion of course, but to condemn it just because of one impractical window detail is a pretty shallow assessment. The split windows did serve a purpose: In an earlier era of automotive aerodynamics technology they smoothed airflow over the side glass for a lower coefficient of drag.

        The NSX mention is completely pointless. One was a focused mid engined expensive two seat halo sports car (that never sold very well) and the other was an affordable, practical, comfortable AWD 2+2 GT. I doubt anyone but you ever thought of them in the same sentence. Apparently you are easily confused by the common letters on their badges.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Stupid and pointless article. In the painfully conservative US, anything that is not a muscle car or SUV and is remotely avant guarde or has a rear hatch is considered "ugly". The SVX and Citroen XM ugly? Puh-leeze!. Well executed and brilliant designs, either of which I would love to have in my garage.
        • 5 Years Ago
        My mistake for assuming it was an American publication, but regardless, I stand by my assertion that the US market is notoriously conservative and rarely 'gets' any automotive designs that are remotely progressive or just daring to be different. Just because I made a comment about the US market doesn't make it 'typical' in any way either. Grow up. I happen to be a US citizen.

        I still feel this article is stupid and pointless, and meant only to generate a feeding frenzy of hating blog comments and uneducated opinions.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Of course he didn't realize it was a British publication, he probably didn't even bother reading the text. He just saw a chance to bitch about Americans, and jumped on it. Typical.
      • 5 Years Ago
      None of them can beat the Renault Avantime.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_Avantime
      • 5 Years Ago
      lol... 9th place...
      • 5 Years Ago
      That game is annoying. I, like several people here, love the SVX and the XM. The others, while not super cool or elegant designs, are certainly not ugly.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Inane article. Epic Fail.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the Subaru SVX. :-(
      • 5 Years Ago
      The british also thinks that generic stone houses rock, to give you some sense of their esthetic ambitions.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow. This is needlessly difficult, and MUCH worse than the "Bail Out Chrysler" game.
      • 5 Years Ago
      SVX ugly? You got beat with the complete-lack-of-taste stick, Ramsey, especially considering the turds you lump it in with. There is still nothing on the market as distinctive and attractive as the Subaru SVX from an aesthetic perspective for under $159k American. But then I should expect no less from someone who can't tell the difference between a stick and a baseball bat.
      • 5 Years Ago
      No matter how hard I try, I always fail the first level. I try to make a rhythm. Fail. I go fast. Fail. I hit slow. Fail.

      What a dumb game.
      • 5 Years Ago
      As a SVX owner, I find it funny to see my car in one of these games...I think its one of the best designed coupes of the 90's, in my opinion of course, but to be considered ugly? Thats the first time I've heard that. Oh, and the fact that it's Japanese, not Italian, is an important fact to point out.
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