March 01, 2021 by carwow
To determine how close each car’s design is to the golden ratio, we manually tagged 14 key points on an image of each car showing the vehicle front-on.
The specific points are; top left corner of the windscreen, middle top of the windscreen, top right corner of the windscreen, bottom left corner of the windscreen, the bottom middle point of the windscreen, bottom right corner of the windscreen, middle of the left wing mirror, middle of the right wing mirror, middle point of the left headlight, middle of the right headlight, midway between the headlights, bottom left corner of the car, middle bottom of the car and the bottom right-hand corner of the car.
Using a bespoke custom-built piece of software – the distances between each of the points are plotted and then the distances are compared. These comparisons are in the form of a ratio, this ratio is then compared to the golden ratio. The closer the ratios in the image are to the golden ratio, the higher the percentage.
Carwow determined that the 2019 Ferrari Monza SP1 is 61.75% aligned to the golden ratio. They also rank the top 100 down to the 2004 Aston Martin DB9 (46.59%).
Three other Ferraris also appear in the top 10; the 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale in third, the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO in fifth and the 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 in seventh, taking the Italian car designer’s top 10 total to four – the highest of all manufacturers.