DETROIT – It is cheating with style. It is oversized wheels, gratuitous color in sketches, overblown perspective, outrageously low ride height and gangster-style side-glass dimensions. It is a way for a designer to get his vision noticed and produced. Designers describe the Chrysler 300C as having “noblingity.” And it is all fair in the world of vehicle design, a panel of Detroit designers agree, at an Automotive Press Assn. event here as a prelude to the Eyes on Design car show ...

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