Whether a car is pleasing is actually objective. However, according to this ranking, someone who drives a Smart, Opel or Nissan has a more beautiful car than, for example, an Audi driver. The design of a car can be discussed for hours -. One will never come to a final conclusion. Because, as we all know, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
– Where one person kneels down because, in his opinion, there is nothing more beautiful on wheels, the other sees only a pile of painted sheet metal.
– But you can also approach this question mathematically: with the golden ratio.
The most beautiful cars of the last decade: This is how they were rated
In a not quite deadly serious comparison, the online comparison portal carwow has chosen the 626 models of the last decade made and examined according to the formula used in ancient Greece as far back as 300 B.C. In order to find the most beautiful car, the respective Front of the vehicles considered. Headlights, wing mirrors, bumper and grille were compared using the 50 most significant aspect ratios to those of the golden ratio.
Definition: This is the Golden Ratio
As a golden ratio is denotes the division ratio of a distance or other quantity, in which the ratio of the whole to its larger part is equal to the ratio of the larger to the smaller part. The ratio of the golden section is not only important in mathematics, art or architecture, but is also found in nature, for example in the arrangement of leaves and in inflorescences of some plants.
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These are the most beautiful cars
The surprising winner for many car fans: the Opel Smart ForTwo Convertible from the production year 2016. Here there is Agreement of 98.83 percent. It is followed by VW Up (2011) with 98.62 percent and Opel Mokka X, built in 2016, which has 98.57 percent agreement.
They are closely followed by Toyota Corolla (2019 model year), Nissan Micra (2013), Suzuki Swift Sport (2018), VW Tiguan (2016), Seat Leon (2013), and VW Up GTI (2018) and Ssang Yong Tivoli XLV (2016).
No longer quite so "beautiful": The lower end of the car ranking
Of course, at the other end of the list, there are also the cars that are least consistent with the criteria of the Golden Section. There stands the Ford Fiesta ST from 2013 with a match of 34.31 percent on the place 626. Ranking before Mercedes GLC 63 AMG Coupé (2019), Audi A1 Sportback (2012), Audi RS7 Sportback (2015) and Ford Kuga Vignale (2016).
The noble sports cars
However, the fact that there are hardly any objective criteria for judging beauty is shown by the performance of sports cars, for example. While the Jaguar F-Type Coupé from 2014 still comes in at 72nd place, the Lamborghini Aventador is ranked at 445th, and the Ferrari 488 from 2015 is only 556th.