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Arcfox-7 concept, 2016 Beijing auto show

Walter de Silva to design cars for Chinese EV startup Arcfox

Former Volkswagen Group design boss Walter de Silva has come out of retirement to join German engineering consultancy EDAG, and his first task will be to design a fleet of cars for a Chinese electric car startup. The Italian designer quit his post at the VW Group in October 2015, a month after the... read more

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Oliver Heilmer

Oliver Heilmer named Mini design boss

The BMW Group confirmed on Thursday that Oliver Heilmer will take over as the new design boss at Mini. Mini's last design boss, Anders Warming, left the brand last summer to... read more June 1, 2017 by


 
Rob Melville

Rob Melville replaces Frank Stephenson as McLaren design boss

McLaren has announced that Rob Melville will serve as Design Director at its road car division. Melville replaces Frank Stephenson who is stepping down on his own accord. The... read more May 30, 2017 by


 
Abarth badge on Fiat 124 Spider

Fiat hand paints every racing stripe on the Abarth 124

Fiat hasn't seen paramount success since returning to the United States in 2011, but it does arguably offer some pretty nice, affordable cars. In a world full of angry-eyed... read more May 25, 2017 by


 
Ralph Gilles in "Abstract: The Art of Design"

FCA design chief Ralph Gilles featured in Netflix documentary series

Ralph Gilles may be one of the most highly respected automotive designers of the modern era, but he's not just about drawing lines and shaping figures: he's a car guy. He's... read more May 22, 2017 by


 
2002 Mini Cooper

McLaren design boss Frank Stephenson rumored to rejoin Mini

Owners of the first generation of the modern Mini should be doing a happy dance today, because if a certain rumor is true the man behind the iconic, retro-inspired design... read more May 16, 2017 by


 
2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Redesigned G-Class will have just 1 exterior part in common with predecessor

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is about to undergo its first redesign in its almost four decades of existence. Fans of the off-roader shouldn’t worry, though, as the iconic... read more April 20, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Mercedes-AMG Project One F1-dervied hypercar

Will AMG’s Project One hypercar have gullwing doors?

We’ve already learned a lot about the mechanical make-up of Mercedes-AMG’s upcoming hypercar, code-named the Project One, but now the people responsible for the... read more April 3, 2017 by


 
Frank Lamberty

5 questions with Audi designer Frank Lamberty

Question: Let’s talk design. Shapes, ideas, motion, whatever. What is your favorite car—or make it cars, if you like? Answer: Porsche 904 and Volkswagen Karmann... read more April 3, 2017 by


 
Shiro Nakamura

Veteran Nissan designer Shiro Nakamura retires, replaced by Alfonso Albaisa, Karim Habib

Veteran Nissan designer Shiro Nakamura has retired. He will be replaced by Alfonso Albaisa, who currently heads design at Infiniti. Albaisa in turn will be replaced at... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
Jay Leno and the Pagani Huayra

Jay Leno drives YouTuber’s former Pagani Huayra

When Horacio Pagani first brought the Huayra to America, one of the first stops he made was at Jay Leno’s garage. That was back in 2011, and because the Huayra... read more February 21, 2017 by


 
Jozef Kaban

BMW hires Bugatti Veyron designer

It’s safe to say that BMW design is in a bit of a funk. All that could be about to change, however, as the automaker is injecting some new blood into its design team... read more February 8, 2017 by


 
BMW 5-Series design video

Video outlines differences between new BMW 5-Series and its predecessor

BMW has just introduced a complete redesign for its 5-Series, though to the casual observer the differences between the new car and its predecessor will be hard to spot. It... read more February 3, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Aesthetics A, 2017 Design Essentials workshop

Mercedes previews next-gen compacts with Aesthetics A design study

Mercedes-Benz on Thursday unveiled a design study called the Aesthetics A during a design workshop held at its headquarters in Sindelfingen, Germany. Mercedes design boss... read more January 27, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz sports car design study, 2017 Design Essentials workshop

Might this Mercedes sports car design study preview AMG’s Project One hypercar?

Mercedes-Benz this week hosted a design workshop at its headquarters in Sindelfingen, Germany to provide a behind-the-scenes look at its design process. The automaker used... read more January 26, 2017 by


 
2017 Audi R8 with matte “Audi Sport” logo embedded on side blades

New technique allows Audi to embed symbols within paint

Vehicle personalization is all the rage these days and Audi has developed a new technique for painted surfaces that could take off in a big way. The technique, which will... read more January 25, 2017 by


 
 

 
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