Archive for the ‘Design’ category

Why the Chevrolet C7 Corvette rightfully deserves the “Stingray” name

March 31, 2013

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Some say it isn’t right that the new C7 base model Corvette gets the legendary “Stingray” name. I’m beginning to think otherwise. Why?  (more…)

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Range Rover covered in coins representing the GCC… no cliche here folks

March 25, 2013

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Approximately 57,412 coins were used to cover the surface of a Range Rover. The SUV is also covered in GCC flags and visuals representing their current and previous rulers. An entity naimed Coins Car is responsible for this. I don’t get it. Not necessarily my cup of tea. Cliche to the max. But it is impressive. Watch the walkaround video after the jump. (more…)

A Corvette hatchback… Yay or nay?

March 19, 2013

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Ferrari’s hatchback success – the FF – needs to watch out! Callaway Cars, a reputable custom-coachbuilder, has just finalized a few renderings of a Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray in shooting brake form. The objective behind the design was to create a long-roof version of the Corvette with more interior room and a “unique style.”

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The use of carbon fiber in the newly-added structure will keep weight down to a minimum, helping the car break Callaway’s top speed target of (more…)

I see the resemblance between the Range Rover and THIS. Do you?

January 17, 2013

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Which SUV has the Range Rover taken design inspiration from? Don’t hate me, but the resemblance is uncanny. (more…)

The return of the NSX is here… well… not just yet

January 16, 2013

NSX Concept

I anticipate the unveiling of the production Honda NSX – or Acura NSX depending on which part of the world you’re in – at each motor show. Maybe it’s cause I really want to see the final version of this Japanese legend. At this point in time, the NSX Concept’s overall design sits very well within Acura’s design philosophy, not so much Honda’s. Then again, America will be the car’s biggest market so their satisfaction is a priority.

NSX Concept

Overall, the NSX Concept is aesthetically pleasing. The car’s razor-sharp attitude is executed very well with just the right amount of aggressive lines and curves used throughout the design. I’m not a fan of the wheels, but I’m pretty sure the production model’s will look a lot different (I hope).

NSX Concept

I think the car’s side angle is its most human, if you will. The sharp lines suddenly break for a flowing, curving roofline. A little softness never hurt anybody, and in the case of the NSX Concept it definitely (more…)

What’s different about this Porsche?

November 1, 2012

Come on… I’m sure you see it. Let’s just say it gains inspiration from a car that uses a single letter and number in its name. And no, this isn’t a photoshopped image. Any takers?

A rooFFless Ferrari

October 1, 2012

Ferrari debuted a FF model with a panoramic glass roof at the Paris Motor Show. The four-seater, four-wheel-drive sports car is a beauty when paired with the glass roof and the FF’s shooting brake design.

The idea is to allow access for more light into the Ferrari’s cabin using (more…)