One thing is certain, the vast majority of the designs on this list of cars with traffic stopping rear ends, more often than not are the product of a single mind. Design by committee seldom works.
However, a great deal also rides on the design of a car, so however the final design is arrived at, a lot of thought must go into designing a car. From the original sketches to the CAD renderings, to the clay sculptures—coming up with a workable design for a car is a painstaking process.
You have to consider the type of car, it’s place in the market, where it fits in the manufacturer’s lineup, the models it’s slated to compete against, contemporary fashion, popular culture, safety regulations…the list goes on and on and on.
While many people consider the front of a car to be the most important element of its design, we submit the rear end is important too. In many cases, the rear end is the last glimpse someone gets when they see the car on the street and are moved to buy it because of the way it looks.
Yes, the face of the car is important, but it has to have a traffic stopping rear end too.