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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 not just a car guy either, he's a motorsports aficionado and has quite the penchant for track days. An episode of the new... read more

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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


 
Karim Habib

BMW chief designer leaving the company

Automotive News (subscription required) has confirmed that BMW chief designer Karim Habib is quitting the company. It is not known where Habib will end up. Habib, 46, has... read more January 20, 2017 by


 
Ferrari J50 celebrates 50 years of Ferrari in Japan

Ferrari J50 might be ‘blueprint’ for brand’s future design

Ferrari’s [NYSE:RACE] Special Projects division has built a bespoke supercar to mark the 50th anniversary of the Italian marque’s sales in Japan. You’ll... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
Sasha Selipanov

Genesis snags Bugatti Chiron designer

Hyundai’s new luxury brand Genesis has managed to snag another top Volkswagen Group designer. Sasha Selipanov, who was tasked to help design the Bugatti Chiron after... read more December 9, 2016 by


 
Acura Precision Cockpit concept, 2016 Los Angeles auto show

Acura Precision Cockpit concept previews future cabin design

Early this year at the Detroit auto show, Acura showed the future of its exterior design in the form of the Acura Precision sedan concept. At the 2016 Los Angeles auto show... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
Infiniti Le Mans 2030 is 2017 Michelin Design Challenger winner

2017 Michelin Challenge Design imagines Le Mans in 2030

Michelin loves pushing the envelope when it comes to future automotive design. The tire company often holds design challenge contests that give gifted folks a topic and let... read more October 24, 2016 by


 
Lexus Kinetic Seat Concept

Lexus to show off Kinetic Seat concept at Paris auto show

The car seat, while receiving safety upgrades over the years, is relatively the same as the one folks have become used to for decades now. A lower portion. An upper portion... read more September 19, 2016 by


 
2017 McLaren MSO HS

McLaren design boss: Wheels inspired by tree roots promise weight, strength improvements

According to McLaren’s head designer, future wheel patterns will be radically different to what we’re used to seeing. Speaking with Motoring, McLaren design boss... read more September 8, 2016 by


 
 

 
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