it us, or are the faces on TV these days getting better and better looking? I
mean, really, how do these people get so beautiful? Whether it's the happenstance
of just extra-great genetics of today's movie stars, ambitious efforts of Hollywood
talent scouts to discover untapped beauties or the gifted abilities of Beverly
Hills plastic surgeons (we're inclined to go with the latter), we are increasingly
flooded to the point of drowning by provocative images of beauty and sex at every
turn of the channel.
it doesn't stop at the commercials breaks. When we are smacked by a TV spot for
a Chrysler, Lexus or Jaguar (or virtually any carmaker, for that matter), we come
face to face with beauty and sex appeal once again, but this time it's the cars,
not just the people, that are dripping with sex appeal. It seems that an unbridled
obsession with beauty is not unique to the Hollywood set but is also shared by
today's automotive designers. And the truly gifted among them use the myriad innovations
in lighting technology, body stamping, advanced materials and all that jazz to
design ever prettier faces for their cars, just as a clinical aestheticians use
botox, silicone and composites to create pretty faces for their drivers.
automotive sex appeal comes in many shapes and sizes these days, so in order not
to get too excited, we narrowed the field to the following 11 sporty vehicles
in our 2003 Sports Car Buyer's Guide by limiting door count to just two and capping
the price at a none-too-cheap $80K, with no more than one vehicle per maker. Together,
this group is like the final 11 contestants at the Miss Universe Pageant: each
one gorgeous, gifted and swimming in sexiness.