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By the Numbers: TCC's 6 Perfect 10s for Styling Page 5

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2010 Dodge Viper

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Dodge Viper

The Viper's been a brashly styled supercar from the moment it was born, back in 1989 as a concept car. Only two generations old, the Viper has been offered in the original, more cartoonish body style from the 1990s (which also came, briefly, as a roofed coupe), and in today's composite-fabricated shape, which is significantly cleaner, more streamlined, and maybe a little less outrageous than before--but still slack-jawed awesome. It's still the stuff of teenage car-doodling dreams, with that long, curvy hood and bubblicious roofline. We're much less in love with the chintzy cockpit, but short of growing real fangs, we find it hard to imagine a detail that would make the now-cancelled Viper any more menacing.


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  1. I get all of them except for the MINI. Not that it's ugly, but it seems to be more like an 8 to me. Cute, but not hot.
     
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  2. Most of your choices I agree with but ... the Mini? Can't possibly compare to the original 1959 model, and the current one looks blocky & bloated next to the original retro-Mini from 2000.
    And, the Viper? Please. Fratboy fantasy on steroids. Ptui.
    Bo Derek holds up pretty well, though. :)
     
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  3. Looks like the editors have very expensive taste but I can't argue with the choices!
     
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  4. That the R8 is on the same list as the ugly mini and porches is madness, madness I tell you!
     
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  5. Obviously the author's never seen my vintage Cobra, the one like they drove in Charlie's Angels. Come to think of it Farrah always did fare better than Bo.
     
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  6. this is great stuff. just don't understand why the datsun B210 hatchback didn't make it :-)
     
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  7. The only 2 I would have to agree on here would be the Audi R8 and Jaguar XK. This is a list of cars that are perfect??? But then again I find the styling of most modern cars, even the good ones, to be lacking compared to past greats.
     
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  8. Yeah, the mini looks a little out of line here, but the rest are good choices.
     
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