Tag Archives: Design

Ken Okuyama Kode 0 visits Jay Leno’s Garage

It's great to see the practice of coachbuilding, where a custom body is draped across a donor chassis, is alive and well. That's thanks in part to talented designers like Ken Okuyama. The man is most widely recognized for his work done at Pininfarina, where he penned such masterpieces as the Ferrari Enzo and Maserati Birdcage 75th anniversary...

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New Land Rover Defender won’t have retro design

There's probably no greater challenge for a designer than redesigning an icon. And they don't get more iconic than the Land Rover Defender, a vehicle whose design hasn't changed much in close to seven decades. Land Rover was forced to end production of the Defender last year, with the most recent model unable to meet crash safety and...

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Chris Bangle finds new design ideas lacking at Frankfurt Motor Show

There may not be a more divisive modern automotive designer than Chris Bangle. The former BMW design chief was responsible for some of the most controversial designs the marque has ever put into production, some of which have left many divided to this day. Bangle emerged from his design studio in Italy to walk the show floor at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor...

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Mazda promises evolution of RX-Vision concept for 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

A top Mazda executive has confirmed plans for the unveiling of a new concept described as an evolution of the stunning RX-Vision sports car concept. The RX-Vision was unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The new concept will be unveiled at this year's show which will take place in late October. "With the Tokyo Motor Show we will be introducing...

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Porsche provides insights on design of the 2019 Cayenne

One could be forgiven for thinking Porsche just hit copy on the company's Xerox machine when designing the latest Cayenne, but there's actually a lot of subtlety and fine details that make the third-generation model unique. A new video on the design of the latest Cayenne, which arrives next year, as a 2019 model, provides insights on what the...

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Zagato pays homage to the Iso Rivolta with Vision GT supercar concept

It's been a while since we last laid eyes on a concept developed for the Vision Gran Turismo project, a challenge put out by the makers of the "Gran Turismo" video game in 2013 to automakers and design firms to see who could come up with the best design for a grand touring car. The latest entry is from Italian design firm Zagato, which...

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Ford patent shows self-leveling cupholder–no more spills

File this to Ford's growing list of obscure patents the American automaker has moved to protect over the past few years. It looks like Ford may be interested in ensuring drivers' beverages arrive intact with a self-leveling cupholder. Ford moved to protect the self-leveling cupholder with the U.S...

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Mazda MX-5 Miata design proposals reveal what could have been

Everyone's favorite example of slow car that begs to be driven fast almost looked a little different from the production Mazda MX-5 Miata on the road today. The brand itself recently released a slew of images that show a handful of design proposals for what would become the...

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