Ever wonder what tumblehome is? Ever wonder why you’ve never wondered what tumblehome is?
The New York Times is running a nice interactive graphic which shows and defines the terms which form the basis of an auto designer’s aesthetic vocabulary. Strictly speaking, since there’s no designer speaking here, this isn’t exactly a Director’s Commentary; it’s more like a commentary on commentaries.
Zero tumblehome? A Land Rover. Massive tumblehome? A Pagani Zonda (whose factory is a great place to visit, by the way).
And the car in the NYT’s diagram? A Saturn Aura, proof of the resurgence of their brand. Good stuff.