Tag Archives: Car Design

This Is How Porsche Could Make a Modern Slantnose

One of the most coveted Porsche 911 variants is also one of the most distinctive-looking: the 930S, most commonly known as the “slantnose,” because the nose of the car is, well, compared to a normal 911, slanted. The distinctive feature of the old Slantnose was the replacement of the iconic 911 big round headlamps…

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Cab Forward Is Coming Back

The other day I saw a Volvo XC60 driving through traffic while I walked to the subway. It’s a handsome car, or crossover I could say, but even I was surprised. “Why is the hood so big?”

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New Maseratis Have One of the Best Interior Features Ever

My experience with driving new Maseratis has only been in short bursts. I drove the Quattroporte, Ghibli and Levante for about an hour each back in February and I had a Levante today for about four hours. And because I got to spend slightly more time with it, I discovered that its interior uses dials in the best way…

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The Nissan GT-R Still Looks Good

Not so hot take: The R35 Nissan GT-R, old as it is, tired, plain, beaten down, disrespected, priced up, priced out, aged out, well, it’s still good. This may or may not be what I tell myself when I look into the mirror each morning, but this is about a supercar slayer not my personal hangups.

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Does This 2011 Concept Car Preview the Mid-Engine Corvette?

The car industry has few secrets, at least when it comes to car designs. Any dramatic new vehicle you see debut was usually previewed by a concept car a few years before. So if we know a mid-engine Corvette is due, there’s gotta be some concept car from a couple years back that previews it. And this might be the one.

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Gas Cap Challenge: Ford Mustang Vs. AMC Gremlin

If your car’s gas filler is its hungry mouth, then its gas cap has to be its, um, mouth-cover? Pacifier? No, that’s terrible. This analogy is terrible. The point is, interesting gas caps are rare, so the ones that are interesting deserve attention. And, I think we can all agree, there’s two real standouts in the…

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Ford Global Design Director Chris Svensson Dies At 53

Chris Svensson, Ford’s global design director and a member of the team behind the stunning new Ford GT, lost his battle with cancer this past weekend at the age of 53.

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My Weirdest Car Fetish: A Super Narrow Track

For some reason, I’ve got a thing for cars that feature what many designers would consider a serious faux pas: narrow track widths and wide bodies. No, I can’t explain it, either.

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The New Mystery McLaren Will Have Exhaust Pipes On The Engine Cover And I’m Already Sold

Regular, bottom-exit exhaust pipes: Who needs ‘em, I say! You want a car with unconventional exhaust exits. And this new McLaren, whatever it might be, looks like it has top-exit exhaust pipes. I don’t even need to see the rest of the car, I’m already in love.

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The 2019 Audi Q8 Boldly Shows Audi’s Willingness To Make A Terrifyingly Ugly Car

First, if you’re drinking coffee or something and just did a panicked spit-take when you saw that new redesigned 2019 Audi Q8 up there, I apologize. Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do about it. Audi’s press release claims this is the “new face of the Q family,” so unless you work with deep-sea angler fish for a…

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