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Audi 2009-2010 design sketches
31 Oct 2008

Audi 2009-2010 design sketches

Audi has revealed a set of design sketches that preview several upcoming models, including the R8 Spider, the new A8 flagship, the A5 Cabrio and Fastback and the A7 four-door coupé.
SEMA 2008 previews
20 Oct 2008

SEMA 2008 previews

A selection of previews for the upcoming 2008 SEMA Show, from the MOPAR Challengers and Rams to the custom Fords and the Toyo Tires Concept Vehicles, including many official teaser renderings.
Renault inaugurates design studio in Mumbai, India
29 Sep 2008

Renault inaugurates design studio in Mumbai, India

Renault has inaugurated its global design studio in Mumbai, India. The Center will mainly work on projects for the local market, with activities ranging from the initial design to the production of mock-ups and prototypes, including the digital...
Autoline Industries acquires 49% of Zagato
28 Sep 2008

Autoline Industries acquires 49% of Zagato

Zagato Centrostile, the Milano-based Italian automotive design company, has announced that Indian Autoline Industries Limited has taken a significant strategic stake in the company.
Bob Boniface
24 Sep 2008

Bob Boniface

Bob Boniface is currently Director of Design for the Chevrolet Volt production model at GM. His team is dedicated to the design of a variety of electric vehicles.
IED Master RSP in Advanced Design for Transportation
18 Sep 2008

IED Master RSP in Advanced Design for Transportation

Turin-based IED has announced the 2009 Master RSP in Advanced Design for Transportation, which will start on February 2009 and will include 1,500 lesson hours. The coordinator is Mike Robinson.
Electric cars by Little
18 Sep 2008

Electric cars by Little

At the Paris Motor Show French manufacturer Little will present a range of electric cars that can be driven starting from 16 years old, including two sporty models. The cars will go on sale in 2009.
GM Design Intern Program: Design Mentors

GM Design Intern Program: Design Mentors

Interviews with the mentors of GM Design Intern Program, including GM Design Director Dave Lyon, Cadillac designer Marc Florian and designer and visual futurist Syd Mead.

GM Design Intern Program: reflections
15 Sep 2008

GM Design Intern Program: reflections

Reflections by the designers after the completion of the GM Intern Design Program, with excerpts from the final presentation of the projects.
GM Design Intern Program #7

GM Design Intern Program #7 – Graphics and Animation

As the program comes to a close, the graphic designers and animator are wrapping it all together for the big presentation. Using their creative juices and technological expertise they’re working to infuse their vehicles’ core messages into the teams’ logos and animations.

GM Design Intern Program #7 – Graphics and Animation

As the program comes to a close, the graphic designers and animator are wrapping it all together for the big presentation. Using their creative juices and technological expertise they’re working to infuse their vehicles’ core messages into the teams’ logos and animations.

Shelby GT500KR: the new Knight Rider
9 Sep 2008

Shelby GT500KR: the new Knight Rider’s KITT

In the upcoming Knight Rider renewed TV series, the 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR will star as KITT, the computerized talking car. The customization of the production model was created by German designer Harald Belker.
Sci-fi Vehicles by Alessandro Porta
8 Sep 2008

Sci-fi Vehicles by Alessandro Porta

Virtual Car has presented a set of tempera paintings portraying futuristic vehicles in sci-fi environments. The author is Alessandro Porta, Italian artist and designer who worked for Fiat Styling Center.
GM Design Intern Program #5

GM Design Intern Program #5 – A Splash of Color

While the exterior of the car continues to be perfected, the color and trim design interns are working to create an interior that not only fits the car’s style, but is also eco-friendly and reflective of the emerging market’s culture.

Auto Express 2008 New Car Honours
3 Sep 2008

Auto Express 2008 New Car Honours

Auto Express magazine has announced the results of its 2008 New Car Honours awards. The Best Design was won by the Alfa 8C Competizione, while the Jaguar XF has been voted Car of the Year.
Andrea Pininfarina has died
26 Aug 2008

Andrea Pininfarina has died

On last 7 August Andrea Pininfarina, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pininfarina SpA, was the victim of a traffic accident in the province of Turin.
Cadillac Renaissance

Cadillac Renaissance

Cadillac Product Marketing Director John Howell and Design Director Clay Dean speak about the design philosophy behind the renaissance the luxury brand has been undergoing in the past decade.

Toyota Winglet Robots
6 Aug 2008

Toyota Winglet Robots

Toyota has unveiled the 'Winglet', a range of personal transport assistance robots ridden in a standing position. The three models presented could preview a production unit to be launched in the early 2010s.

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