Angry-looking cars: expressions of what?

Why So Serious?

In recent years, I have noticed cars evolving in many ways. One of which is anthropomorphic: their "faces".  Many current cars look mean or angry. What does this say about us? Why do so many of us apparently want to drive something that looks intimidating to other drivers in their rear-view mirrors? This short article from Road & Track asks this question, discusses the trend, and uses a powerful road-rage encounter story to demonstrate, both anecdotally and literally, the notion that perhaps angry cars and aggressive driving/road rage are vivid social commentary for our frustrations and fears. A brilliant read.

Article: Road & Track

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