I feel like one of the ways that I tend to differ with a lot of fellow gearheads is that I genuinely like cars without grilles. I feel like for a lot of people, the absence of any sort of grille is enough to cause a car to be “ugly,” and I just don’t understand that. Besides, as we enter this new electric car era, grille-less is becoming more common so you may as well get used to it. One of my favorite grille-free designs is the Renault Floride. Especially with those yellow headlights.
There’s something about the little Floride’s face that feels so eager and plucky and ready that I just want to spit lug nuts. The look is clean and sleek but that yellow wide-eyed stare prevents it from ever becoming too self-important. It could likely look great with a grille, too, but that crisp, unbroken expanse of creased sheetmetal just feels so right.
Also, the brochure this came from also features what may be one of the strangest look-what-you-can-cram-in-the-trunk images ever:
What is that, a seven amphorae trunk? Wait, no – those aren’t amphorae. I think those are oenochoae, maybe? I’m really not sure. This isn’t an ancient Greek pottery blog, after all – if you want that, you need to go to The Kylixcellence blog. They’re pretty good.
Also, I want to watch her try and close the trunk lid on those. I bet it’s not easy. But I bet with the right tetrising, it can be done.