I’ve noticed something. Honda can get away with re-packaging styling elements that were considered ugly, or boring, but end up being called attractive. While I researched this little blurb, Car and Driver kept coming up. They seemed to keep pace with the styling tastes of autojournos who hated one, but loved the other.
I’ve been thinking lately about how square cars have gotten. I’m not talking about overall shape, but specifically about front and rear fascias. Take a look at an Alfa from the past, and contrast it with a modern machine.
In 1944, Italian entrepreneur Piero Dusio founded Consorzio Industriale Sportiva Italia, the company that would become Cisitalia just two years down the line. Dusio had spent the past fifteen years racing other people’s cars, and wanted to start racing his own. So, he hired Dante Giacosa, an ex-Fiat engineer, and…
And I don’t have a scanner right now, so here are some ipad pics of old prints.
I think Tesla is being intentionally subversive with the front end design. There are better ways to design a car without a prominent front grille, but the Model 3 actually has a very visible design element around the bumper that denotes where the grille should be. I think Tesla actively wants everyone who glances at a…
Or more accurately my theme for the re-bodied C7 I’ve mentioned before. I’d honestly put the odds of this ever getting made quite low, but its a fun project. Presenting to the super rich guy next week, hoping he likes mine because obviously.
Winter is here, holidays are winding down, and driving in the snow belt is getting challenging again. It makes me think of what car I really wish I had to combat all this, and have some fun in the bleakness of winter. And I have plenty of time to think about it.
I quite like to draw. In fact, if you couldn’t tell already, my previous header images were drawn my myself. In my free time, I tend to play videogames until my dad shouts at me. Oooooor, I draw. I tend to draw a lot.
This was my thesis model at CCS, 2003. It was displayed at the 2004 NAIAS, and lived at the American Plastics Council Learning Center thereafter. Wish I could have kept this one. It was a labor of love.
Simplicity is a beautiful thing. Modern car design is not all that simple. Especially in higher performance cars, active aero and complicated wheels are an indicator that we have come a long way since the Lamborghini Miura and original Miata. However, some have taken it upon themselves to remedy these issues, turning…
Watching Mr. Regular’s review on the NSX made me think about what exactly makes a car design timeless.
Please stop placing angry headlights on cars that aren’t fast. Please.
As we all know, big grilles are in. They have been for some time now, and I blame Audi. Ever since they joined the upper and lower grilles with a ring of chrome and black plastic inner bits, which I think happened when they facelifted the A3 in 2004/5, we've seen it in various forms in pretty much every market segment…
Tomas Jankauskas was a student at Pforzheim, and his Master's thesis project took inspiration from the Porsche Typ 64, built for the '39 Berlin-Rome race, translated into a revival for its centennial.
Look closely at the wonderful and subtle 599 GTB above. Besides its muscular tone, it shares a common feature with the recently revealed Ford GT and Acura NSX. Those flying buttresses that only come to show from certain angles.
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is here and boy oh boy is it exciting. It's exciting right? That's the word automakers are using to describe their new vehicles right? Jetta, exciting. CX-3, exciting. Camry, excit...
The 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom I is everything right, good and true about the Classic Era of car design.
I'm talking a certain thing (e.g. headlights, taillights, grille, etc.) that have an iconic shape/design to them.
Okay so as you can see my choice is fairly obvious. In my humble opinion the Corvette Stingray is by far the most unique looking car you can currently purchase new from a dealership.