McLaren announces Design Tour events in Europe

2 May 2016 | Design Events

McLaren announces Design Tour events in Europe

McLaren Automotive is organizing a series of events held at a number of its European retailers. Invited guest will be offered an insight into the activities of the company's design studio.

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LeEco CEO says Apple product Design is outdated

2 May 2016 | Automotive Design

LeEco CEO says Apple product Design is outdated

Apple is "outdated" and losing momentum in China, billionaire entrepreneur Jia Yueting told CNBC in his first international television interview.

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Fiat Toro: design story

14 April 2016 | Automotive Design

Fiat Toro: design story

An exclusive design story and gallery of the Fiat Toro, the all-new pick-up model created at the Fiat Latam Design Center in Brazil.

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Interior design process at Buick: the role of clay sculpting

5 April 2016 | Automotive Design

Interior design process at Buick: the role of clay sculpting

The role of traditional artistic clay modeling in the development and design of the interior of the Buick Avista Concept.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Design Gallery

7 April 2016 | Production Cars

Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Design Gallery

A set of exterior and interior design images and sketches of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, including photos from the interior development process.

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Design development with thumbnail sketches and Photoshop

In this video designer Lassi Kaikkonen shows his process for developing a supercar concept from thumbnails sketches to quick renders done in Photoshop.
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How to Sketch Car Reflections with Copic Markers

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The dark art of car design

The dark art of car design

We visit Nissan's Sunderland plant to meet the team behind some of its most striking designs; then we have a go at drawing ourselves
Volkswagen T-Prime Concept GTE: design gallery
25 AprConcept Cars

Volkswagen T-Prime Concept GTE: design gallery

At the 2016 Beijing Auto Show Volkswagen is presenting the T-Prime Concept GTE, a concept that previews a production full-size SUV.
Umeå Institute of Design previews 2016 projects

Umeå Institute of Design previews 2016 projects

Sweden Umeå Institute of Design has published a preview of the graduation projects by the second year students of the MFA in Transportation Design.
Shell reveals city car concept designed by Gordon Murray
24 AprConcept Cars

Shell reveals city car concept designed by Gordon Murray

The city car concept by Shell and Gordon Murray delivers a fuel consumption of 38km/liters (107 mpg) and allows a 34% reduction in primary energy use over its entire lifecycle.
Aston Martin shows powerboat design at Milan Design Week

Aston Martin shows powerboat design at Milan Design Week

At the Milan Design Week Aston Martin and Netherlands-based Quintessence Yachts have presented the upcoming AM37 powerboat.
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14 AprConcept Cars

Toyota uBox is a Gen-Z Focused Concept

Toyota in partnership with Clemson University has created the Deep Orange 6 concept, a car targeted to Gen-Z, the next generation of car buyers.
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Politecnico di Milano – Master in Transportation Design: Degree Show – Part 2

An exclusive report from the 2015 degree show of the Politecnico di Milano Master in Transportation Design. Part 2: the Audi projects.
Volkswagen Polo R WRC: preview sketch
12 AprSpecial Cars

Volkswagen Polo R WRC: preview sketch

Volkswagen has published a design sketch of the visual concept for the upcoming Polo R WRC, that will compete in the 2017 Championship.
French designers envision the Opel Manta of the future

French designers envision the Opel Manta of the future

The Opel Manta Concept is a modern reinterpretation of the iconic European muscle cars. It was created by a team of ISD design students led by Valentin Fuchs and Marius Torterat.
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Goodyear’s spherical concept tires for self-driving cars

At the Geneva Show Goodyear has unveiled the Eagle-360, a futuristic concept tire with a spherical-shaped design create to be used on autonomous vehicles.
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10 AprBike Design

Yamaha 04GEN is a scooter concept with semi-transparent body

At the Vietnam Motorcycle Show Yamaha has unveiled the 04GEN scooter concept, featuring semi-transparent body panels and a frame with a flowing, organic design.
Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze Concept

Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze Concept

Presented at the recent 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the T-Cross Breeze Concept previews the design direction for the future SUV and crossover models.

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