i know i'm probably in the minority, but things like this bugs me more than it should... they shoulda just kept it round !!
I'd be interested to hear why they went with that shape. It does look a bit odd now that you've pointed it out.
I intend to sell my BRZ for the gr86, and now I will never unsee this. And when I drive it, I'll always think about it and it is going to haunt me forever.
That explains a lot. Thanks for pointing that out @okandrew.it's quite simple really. the fuel door in the gr 86 is just closer to the lamp and bumper so its lines are going along with their lines. if it was oval then the surface around it would look squished and the fuel door itself would be more visible. the fuel door in the gt86 had more space around it so the oval shape didn't feel like being out of touch with the rest of the lines
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It really does look like the Regal... now I'm trying to unseen this...Now if only I stopped associating the rear end with a Buick... I have to do some more work to my BRZ and it makes it harder to think about trading it in as a down payment for the gr86. Damn emotional attachment.