Automotive Design

17 Mar 2006

BMW Art Collection: the history

Bmw is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Art Cars Collection and the 16th Art Car will be unveiled during the next weeks. We take this chance to chronicle the story of this unique collection, with a series of daily articles.
MG SV-R Concept for sale
16 Mar 2006

MG SV-R Concept for sale

MG Sport and Racing Ltd , the motor sport arm of MG Rover, is going to put some very special cars on sale, including the 2004 SV-R Concept Car.
Caparo Vehicles Technologies
15 Mar 2006

Caparo Vehicles Technologies

Caparo, a metal processing multinational, has acquired the Engineering Company Freestream, that recently unveiled the T1 concept vehicle. The new brand will be named Caparo Vehicles Technologies.
Audi TT preview sketches
14 Mar 2006

Audi TT preview sketches

Audi has released new teaser images of the next generation of the TT coupé. New updates can be downloaded through a desktop screensaver available from the Audi TT Lounge microsite.
Citroen Concept for 2054
13 Mar 2006

Citroen Concept for 2054

Citroen has created a futuristic concept car for the year 2054, that will be featured in a French Sci-Fi animation movie named "Paris 2054 - Renaissance", directed by Christian Volckman.
Pininfarina manager Lorenzo Ramaciotti about car design
7 Feb 2006

Pininfarina manager Lorenzo Ramaciotti about car design

Automotive News Europe Magazine publishes an interesting interview to Lorenzo Ramaciotti, ex Chief Designer at Pininfarina, who speaks about design trends and the influences that concept cars have had on production vehicles in the last years.
Why designers like Mazda
21 Jan 2006

Why designers like Mazda

Franz Von Holzhause, the new Director of Design at Mazda North American Operations speaks about the possibilities offered to young designers by a "nimble" manufacturer like Mazda: more energy and flexibility and less "layers to get through".
19 Jan 2006

Ford “Small-is-Big” Concepts

The Transportation design students at the Art Center College of Design where challenged by Ford to create an all-new entry-level car with the "small is big" idea in mind.
16 Jan 2006

GM wins 2006 Design Challenge

General Motors Advanced Design won the 2006 Design Challenge, hosted by the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show, with the GMC Pad concept, a "flat on wheels".
26 Dec 2005

Lincoln new wheel design development

Ford has released an article about the design process of its new 20 inches wheel that will be featured on a Lincoln teaser vehicle at the 2006 North American International Auto Show.
20 Dec 2005

The return of Duesenberg

A group of American businessmen is going to resurrect the Duesenberg marque with the Torpedo Coupé, a prestigious sportscar that could be unveiled in 2007.
Ford design ideas
13 Dec 2005

Ford design ideas

Ford has just released an interesting article about an internal discussion about design strategies and customer tastes. We report it along with some unseen sketches of the Iosis Concept.
Honda LA Rolling Festival
24 Nov 2005

Honda LA Rolling Festival

A series of vignettes created by the designers of Honda Research of America, representing poster of imaginary movies reflecting Los Angeles' cultures, lifestyles and images.
Ferrari Design Competition winners announced
19 Nov 2005

Ferrari Design Competition winners announced

Luca di Montezemolo and Sergio Pininfarina announced the winners of the Car Design Competition 'Ferrari: New Concepts for the Myth'.
Ferrari: New Concepts for the Myth
9 Nov 2005

Ferrari: New Concepts for the Myth

All the 20 best concepts for the Ferrari of the future, created by automotive design students of four of the most prestigious schools worldwide and exhibited at the Galleria Ferrari in Maranello.
Made in Africa: the African Automotive Design Association (AADA)
23 Oct 2005

Made in Africa: the African Automotive Design Association (AADA)

Founded only a few months ago, AADA promotes design education, African culture, African Heritage, and encourages automotive design practice.
8 Oct 2005

Autodesk acquires Alias for $182 million

Autodesk announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Alias, the company leader in automotive design software and 3D graphics technology, for $182 million in cash.
Olafur Eliasson commissioned to design the 16th BMW Art Car
26 Sep 2005

Olafur Eliasson commissioned to design the 16th BMW Art Car

Olafur Eliasson has been commissioned to design the 16th BMW Art Car. In 2005 this unique collection will be celebrating its 30th anniversary.

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