car design

The Evolution of the ND Miata's Design

The fourth-generation MX-5 took three years to develop, and if you're interested in how car design works, this behind-the-scenes look is worth a deep dive.

How Ralph Gilles Approaches Autonomous Cars
Abstract: The Art of Design takes you inside the minds of the world'…
Bugatti Veyron Designer Jozef Kaban Lands At BMW
The 44-year-old Slovakian left Skoda's top design position to become…
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ICON Went Far To Reinvent This 1946 Oldsmobile
Jonathan Ward had to work with his customer to reinvent this all ori…
This is What Makes Great Design

Industrial designer Nolen Niu shares the secret of why it applies to furniture, cars and beyond.

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Bugatti's Head Exterior Designer Is Going to Hyundai's Luxury Brand

Genesis wants luxurious lines, and nobody knows more about that than a guy from Bugatti.

Ford Uses 200,000 Pounds of Clay Every Year

Also, did you know that car clay isn't actually clay at all?

Porsche Chief Designer Michael Mauer Now Head of VW Group Design
The man responsible for the current Porsche 911 and the 918 Spyder will lead design for all of Volkswagen Group.
Local Motors Litecar Challenge
Local Motors wants you to design a new lightweight car
The next Local Motors design challenge involves more than plopping a V8 in a tube frame buggy.
The much-beloved Cherokee was the first large-production unibody truck. A new welding process kept this light body together for great on- and off-road dynamics and a stiff chassis, with much less weight and floppiness than competitors from Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Ford, and GM. Nissan was the next to follow suit with its Pathfinder, but not until 1996.
10 Unlikely Autos That Changed Cars Forever
At first glance nothing about these cars and trucks jumps off the page. Yet they were the proving ground for car tech and car-building …
Luc Donckerwolke to Lead Bentley Design
The former Audi, Lamborghini, Seat and Skoda designer who is currently Head of Advanced Design for Volkswagen Group is taking over from…
Most Appealing 2012 Cars – Porsche and Audi A8
Audi A8 Of all the J.D. Power and Associates satisfaction studies, the one that is most appealing is the APEAL (Automotive Performance,…
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Road & Track Presents - The Five Minute Car Design: Ep. 2
Watch internationally acclaimed automotive designer Tom Matano - father of the Mazda Miata and RX-7 - create and destroy his ultimate s…
Stillen Style Contest
Not surprisingly, Steve Millens Stillen is already hard at work developing mod pieces for the Scions FR-S. They are creating cold air i…
Road & Track Presents: The Five Minute Car Design: Episode 1
Watch professional car designer Ian Cartabiano create and destroy his ultimate sports car in five minutes from his studio located at To…
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5 Questions with Ian Callum
Jaguar Director Of Design
Driven by Design
Is it in you, to create the next great automobile of the future?
Prior Design Mercedes-Benz CL C216 Black Edition
Prior Design refers to its new wide-body kit for the Mercedes-Benz CL coupe as being bulky and majestic. That seems like faint self-pra…
5 Questions with Ian Cartabiano
Ian Cartabiano talks about his responsibilities at the Calty design house, and the role of nature and technology at Lexus.
Acura NSX Concept Video
A legend returns, but this time it will be American-made.
2013 Acura ILX Concept Video
The ILX is an evolution of the TSX and infuses some much needed character.
The Future is Now Video
Five new concepts that prove the idea of fast, fun and fantastic 4-wheel fantasies is not dead. The future beckons.
Luc Donckerwolke
Donckerwolke to Head Advanced Design at Volkswagen
Luc Donckerwolke (46) has been made head of advanced design at the Volkswagen Group effective August 1, 2011; in this new function, he …
The Best Contemporary Car Designer Is…
Walter de Silva yesterday accepted the ADI Compasso dOro (Golden Compass) Award for his lifetime achievements in Rome. An international…
Check out EyesOn Design and Lingenfelter Collection this Weekend
If youre within driving distance of Detroit this coming Fathers Day weekend you should consider attending the 2011 EyesOn Design exhibi…
Building the Ferrari of the Future
Designing a Ferrari certainly beats the homework assignments I remember from my college days. The Ferrari World Design Contest is taski…
Twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten, better known as the Canadian designer duo DSQUARED², have unveiled their exclusive 2011 Life Ball Min…