The Lamborghini Centenario is not a pretty car. It is dramatic, arresting, even frightening. But it is not pretty. The car company that a tractor-maker named Ferruccio founded in 1963 gave up building beautiful cars long ago, devoting itself instead to becoming the world's preeminent purveyor of rolling aggression. A fellow car writer, defending the antisocial appearance of the Centenario — and Lamborghini's current Weltanschauung — wrote in a Facebook comment: "Someone's gotta play the bad-boy card, and they play it well." That is the modern Lamborghini: the bad boy.
The press announcement for the new McLaren 570GT is filled with foreign words and phrases — things like "practical", "comfortable", luxurious" and "relaxing". It's quite confusing, but as car writers, it is our job to decipher the indecipherable. The 570GT, I discerned after a brief OED consultation, appears to be some sort of practical, comfortable, luxurious and relaxing McLaren. Imagine that.