Did Ford steal Austen Martin's signature styles?

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posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:20 AM
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If you ask me ford did a good job on the fusion in the past but now they just ripped off ideas from another company. look at the similarities here:
2013 Ford Fusion


And here:
Austen Martin Rapid


Does this seem like something Ford might get in trouble with Austen Martin about legally based on some copy right laws on car designs?
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posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:26 AM
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Yes the new Ford does look a lot like the Aston Martin, but Ford owns Aston so I don't think they are going to sue themselves anytime soon.

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posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:28 AM
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Typing with one hand, but looks similar. and not close. The new age ford looks like the GTO ford. Use to have one. Stupid boats. But, it's similar to the GTO I think. Nothing compared to Aston Martin. Hate those cars. I had the 69 version, but sold it in my divorce. I wasn't about to let him have it.
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posted on May, 23 2012 @ 01:00 AM
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Funny you should point that out. I was watching T.V. today and saw a ford commercial for that car and I thought the very same thing.....weird!
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posted on May, 23 2012 @ 11:38 AM
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I don't think they are going to get in trouble. Is Austen Martin the time traveling car??



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 06:49 PM
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Is Austen Martin the time traveling car??


Negatory. You are thinking of the Delorean from back to the future. That's built by D.M.C. Now that someone has mentioned it, ford actually owns Austen Martin! I was not aware of that. But I should have been. Ford owns so many auto makers around the world I have lost track. My apologies.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 07:33 PM
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Aston Martin.

And no, despite some small similarities, I don't see it being copied and I don't see Ford getting in trouble for it either.

Not while the Chinese can get away with it...

www.bmwblog.com...



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 07:37 PM
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The Aston Martin looks much better, IMO. Also, given a certain size and CAFE requirements, cars will always "look similar" because a mileage-efficient design demands it. These cars aren't low and sleek just to look good, but to increase airflow and get better mileage. As far as I can see, most all cars with gas mileage as a priority are trending to look the same. (Note: I know Aston Martin probably doesn't care much about mileage, but I still think the point is valid for how a lot of cars look similar these days.)
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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 09:50 AM
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Originally posted by paranormal78
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Is Austen Martin the time traveling car??


Negatory. You are thinking of the Delorean from back to the future. That's built by D.M.C. Now that someone has mentioned it, ford actually owns Austen Martin! I was not aware of that. But I should have been. Ford owns so many auto makers around the world I have lost track. My apologies.


Ok Austin Powers Austen Martin -- probably two obscure. sorry
My car buddies would be rolling on the ground -- particularly the one with the DMC



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 12:38 AM
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Don't get me wrong it is a good look but I just wish ford didn't copy it on to one of their sedans. It raises eye brows to car guys like myself. besides I actually liked the previous ford fusion model of last year kinda better.
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posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 06:33 PM
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It wouldn't be a first though. And even if the similarity is obvious, if it's not an exact copy there's only so much that a design copyright could claim.

And Aston Martin wouldn't be alone in being mimicked either. Hyundai did a nice job of having some models look like some Mercedes or Jaguar cars from a distance, and I've heard of the Chrysler 300s being called "ghetto Bentleys".



posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 08:40 PM
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and I've heard of the Chrysler 300s being called "ghetto Bentleys".
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I agree. they are pimped out by rappers more than most cars. speaking of pimped out cars I hate it when guys put $1,000 24-28 inch chrome rims on old crappy Buick's and Acuras from the 80's and 90's. Not the best years for car designers. Talk about ghetto garbage.



posted on Aug, 25 2012 @ 12:15 PM
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car companies tend to copy eachother's styles. Have been for years. here are some examples.
64 dodge dart
www.americandreamcars.com...

64 rambler american
lh5.googleusercontent.com...

notice the similarities? here are a few more.

pontiac fiero

upload.wikimedia.org...

ferrari 308

upload.wikimedia.org...

48 hudson

www.popsgarage.com...

49 mercury

www.seriouswheels.com...

basically someone does soemthing that everyone likes, it get's copied, here's the biggest one i've noticed.

Dodges "big rig" styling of 95

cdn.tradebit.org...

This Style became very popular, thus other companies making updated copies of it.

images04.olx.com...

www.google.com...:&imgrefurl=http://www.gotbroken.com/cars/gmc&imgurl=h ttp://www.gotbroken.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/2005-gmc-sierra-denali-1500-crew-cab-front-angle-view-588x441.jpg&w=588&h=441&ei=oQc5UICEGMfzygHI-o CwCQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=101&vpy=221&dur=860&hovh=194&hovw=260&tx=131&ty=130&sig=111699287803852917023&page=2&tbnh=134&tbnw=180&start=12&ndsp=16&ved=1t :429,r:4,s:12,i:153

www.ktbb.com...

i hope these links work.



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 05:57 AM
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Ford does not own Aston Martin anymore. Ford sold AM to investors in 2007.
Several Fords now have an Aston Martin flavour grille: check out the electrical Ford Focus.



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 06:10 AM
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No offense but they look absolutely nothing alike.


Also there are many cars out there that look like other cars, just look at some of the Hyundai's, they look like luxury knock offs.





 
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