With a few notable exceptions, cars tend to be bilaterally symmetrical, it's been that way almost since the first car rolled off the production line, and since 1978 ITP Group have been helping automotive design studios worldwide achieve these principles.  Car designs that even attempt to play with this accepted bilateral symmetry notion tend to make it no further than the concept stage.  

They say that symmetry has been scientifically proven to be inherently attractive to the human eye. It has been defined not with proportions, but rather with similarity between the left and right sides, but does applying these principals to boat or car design make the designs irresistible?  To coin yet another well known phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, but don’t just take my word for it, take a look at the SEYD Megayacht concept design, I think you will agree that this looks more than pleasing to the eye. I wait to see if the  automotive design and styling industry can make such a break away from bi-lateral symmetry with such aplomb as SEYD.

Written by Dick Turpin, Managing Director of ITP Group Ltd