Wheels are a essential elements in the design of cars, and offer designers a freedom of expression almost unmatched for automotive exteriors. Here is a gallery of photos and sketches of wheels for reference and/or inspiration.
Italian Poltrona Frau in collaboration with Audi's Munich-based Concept Design Studio and Walter de Silva have created "Luft", an exclusive armchair in leather and aluminum with a weightless look.
Twingo is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. We report a short history and an extensive image gallery of the iconic model.
The winner of the LA Design Challenge 2013 is SAIC Motor's Roewe Mobiliant Concept, the vehicle inspired by ants that aims at solving urban traffic and pollution in the cities of the future.
At the 2013 LA Design Challenge BMW DesignworksUSA has presented a futuristic vehicle inspired by maple seeds and capable o exploring the most remote regions of the Earth.
At the 2013 LA Design Challenge Changfeng Motor Corporation has presented a study of a vehicle inspired by grasshoppers and based on a closed loop and semi rigid torsion reed network.
Volvo completed some scientific experiments that reveal how beautiful car design can evoke a range of feelings very close to basic human emotions. An interactive Google Hangout on the topic is scheduled for today at 2PM CET.
500 Group and GrabCAD have launched a new Supercar Body Challenge, asking participants to create a body for a 1000+hp twin turbo roadster. The deadline is January 13, 2014.
A short video documentary and an extensive gallery of sketches and pictures of the new SEAT Leon ST, the estate version of the compact family car developed at the company’s Martorell facilities.
DAF is launching the new Euro 6 LF and CF Construction Trucks. We report an exclusive design story of the vehicle.
"I Get It", an online learning platform for engineers created by Tata Technologies, has launched a free video course on Autodesk SketchBook Pro.
At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show Toyota has presented a study of a next-generation taxi inspired by Japanese-style hospitality and passengers' comfort.
150+ photos of the concept and production cars presented at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.
At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show Ken Okuyama Design has unveiled the kode9 coupe and the kode7 Clubman, a lightweight version of the current k.o7 model.
The compact SUV presented at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show combines the sporty character and performance typical of Porsches with a design strongly influenced by the brand's DNA and heritage.
At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show Nissan has presented the IDx Freeflow and the IDx NISMO, two concept cars based on the same platform and developed using co-creation methods to meet the needs of younger customers.
Following the first article and the video and interview posted earlier today, we report a gallery of sketches, renderings, photos from the design process as well as some GT6 screenshots.
An extensive photo gallery from the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, with hundreds of photos of the latest concept and production cars, as well as some specials.