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  • Dustin Rittle

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    I must admit that when it comes to car designers i was very ignorant about Albrecht Goertz. I think this article really shined a light on this man's career and about the cars he designed or had some influence on. I have always loved the BMW 507 but never looked into the designer until after this article.. Thanks again Petrolicious

  • James Schollum

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    This is a great article, and I hope you continue them. I find car design fascinating, but it seems no car shows/websites/magazines actually bother to cover it. Articles will talk endlessly about a car's performance and technology (especially since the P1/918 have come along), yet next to nothing gets said about a car's design, despite it being the first thing that draws your attention when you see a car.

    On jalopnik recently there was a massive uproar about the carbon-fibre panel behind the window being bare carbon-fibre and not painted, with most people saying it annoyed them that it was a 'fake' panel - without ever considering how a painted panel would disrupt the entire design!

    So thanks Petrolicious, great to see someone's finally focusing on design! But if I could recommend something, it would be to analyse a single car in an article, going over every design feature, and the decisions behind it.

  • Yoav Gilad

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    Hey James,

    Thanks for the positive comments! We actually have started a feature discussing cars' designs. Check out our last piece here: http://www.petrolicious.com/driven-by-design-lincoln-continental

    Enjoy!

  • Jim Bair

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    Wouldn't it have been great to have been a fly on the wall during that initial NYC parking lot meeting between Mr. Goertz and Mr. Raymond Loewy?

  • Guest (Thomas)

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    I think it needs to be made crystal clear: Goertz had absolutely nothing to do whatsoever with the Toyota 2000GT. His influence on the 240Z is debatable at best, and I think Nissan's letter makes that much clear, in as polite a way as possible.