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mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
8/29/18 10:41 p.m.

Fiat also got in on the act in the late 70s and 80s with the Strada/Ritmo. Not only did it have an asymmetric grill, but it had an offset scoop on the hood for the heater.

 

Saab also had an offset vent in the hood for the heater and aircon

And for the weirdest bit of asymmetry. I give you the Renault Quatrelle. It has a shorter wheelbase on the left than the right due to the placement of the full width torsion bars.

T.J.
T.J. MegaDork
8/29/18 11:01 p.m.

T.J.
T.J. MegaDork
8/29/18 11:02 p.m.

T.J.
T.J. MegaDork
8/29/18 11:04 p.m.

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
8/30/18 6:24 a.m.

I LOOOOOOVE asymmetric design. I wonder how frequently the designers used the golden mean when adding those details...and wish I had the photochopping skills to superimpose a golden rectangle.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
8/30/18 6:52 a.m.

Power bumps are cool, but they are not really a fundamental design key like the Cube or Veloster have.  But, still:

impulsive
impulsive Reader
8/30/18 7:27 a.m.

 

T.J.
T.J. MegaDork
8/30/18 7:27 a.m.

Heck with Velosters or Saturns....Suburbans had three doors before having three doors was cool.

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
8/30/18 11:54 a.m.
mad_machine said:

Fiat also got in on the act in the late 70s and 80s with the Strada/Ritmo. Not only did it have an asymmetric grill, but it had an offset scoop on the hood for the heater.

 

 

The Yugo inherited the HVAC scoop.

 

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Professor_Brap
Professor_Brap HalfDork
8/30/18 12:02 p.m.

From my own collection. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
8/30/18 12:06 p.m.

You've got nothing on Burt Rutan.

 

Robbie
Robbie PowerDork
8/30/18 1:26 p.m.

what about asymmerty you could never see (at a single time)?

for example, the aw11 has a scoop on one side:

and a gas cap on the other:

Duke
Duke MegaDork
8/30/18 1:34 p.m.

In reply to Robbie :

Well, almost every single car with a directional pinwheel spoke design is invisibly asymettrical then.

Robbie
Robbie PowerDork
8/30/18 1:56 p.m.
Duke said:

In reply to Robbie :

Well, almost every single car with a directional pinwheel spoke design is invisibly asymettrical then.

Sure, and just one thing by itself is hard to be symmetrical, very few cars have symmetric gas caps... but things like tailpipes, antennas, key cylinders, side view mirrors are just as likely to be asymmetric as symmetric.

I guess I was getting at what cars have different design features in the same spot on both sides.

We also have all just assumed that symmetrical is based on a vertical plane going down the middle of the car front to back. Few (if any) cars are symmetric over any other plane...

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
8/30/18 2:03 p.m.

EP70 Starlet Turbo model:

Most Isderas are at least a little asymmetrical, due to their love of overhead rearview mirrors if nothing else:

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy SuperDork
8/30/18 2:20 p.m.

 

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt PowerDork
8/30/18 3:01 p.m.

1957 Corvette XP87 Stingray - the concept that became the second generation Corvette.

The0retical
The0retical UltraDork
8/30/18 3:09 p.m.

noddaz
noddaz SuperDork
8/30/18 3:37 p.m.

Racecars?

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
8/30/18 5:57 p.m.
Wxdude10 - Mike said:

What about some Trans Am love?

Came here for this. Was not disappointed.

mainlandboy
mainlandboy Reader
8/30/18 6:16 p.m.

Sparkydog
Sparkydog Reader
8/30/18 6:25 p.m.
nutherjrfan said:

Here's a good one I've never seen before and was hosted by Inifiti at this years Pebble Beach.

Link to the Japanese Invitational. smiley

And a German version of the same concept (68 Benz 280SL)

8valve
8valve Reader
9/5/18 4:46 p.m.

Mezzanine
Mezzanine Dork
9/5/18 5:34 p.m.

I've been intending to start this very thread for YEARS now. I love asymmetry in cars.

No Time
No Time Dork
9/5/18 6:59 p.m.

If scoops and bulges count, then hood tachs need to be included:

 

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