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Porsche has expanded its R&D center is Weissach, Germany, a facility that has been...

Aston Martin’s development of highly exclusive limited-edition vehicles is gaining momentum. The company today...

There has been quite a prelude to this day. The i8 is BMW’s first...

The Passat is Volkswagen’s bestselling model after the Golf, and its been a successful...

  • Driven: BMW i8

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    Driven: BMW i8

    There has been quite a prelude to this day. The i8 is BMW’s first plug-in hybrid performance car and expectations are running high. The initial Vision EfficientDynamics study caused such a visceral reaction when revealed almost five years ago. The design was fresh; it challenged the conventional vernacular and introduced non-automotive materials and applications. With […]

  • The Passat is Volkswagen’s bestselling model after the Golf, and its been a successful product for the brand for over 40 years — VW Group design chief Walter de’Silva even bought an early model when he was living in Turin. But with today’s company car buyers flocking to more premium products from Audi, BMW and […]

  • Driven: Toyota Aygo

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    Driven: Toyota Aygo

    Toyota has built a reputation for reliability, creating dependable products that users could rely upon to get from point A to point B economically. Their designs were made to appeal to everyone, not just a small percentage of buyers. Such was the case with the first generation Aygo, which went on sale nine years ago. […]

  • This year marked the 21st year of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, a three-day outdoor celebration of all things automotive. For 2014, the featured marques included 120 years of Mercedes-Benz in motorsport and the centennial of Maserati, but also included an array of activities for anyone, young or old, with a passion for automotive racing […]

  • Nissan lifted the covers off the 2020 Vision Gran Turismo concept at the Goodwood Festival of Speed today, unveiling a full-size model of the concept the Japanese automaker created for the Gran Turismo 6 racing game. The 2020 Vision Gran Turismo was the result of a global competition amongst Nissan’s international design studios. Each team […]

  • The Art Center College of Design’s Transportation Design Bachelor’s program routinely features strong projects, and the crop this year’s Spring term graduating class was no different. From a series of concepts that could inform the next generation BMW i range to proposals for supersports cars and a thoughtful interior design concept for a Jeep, this […]

  • Art Center graduate Eric Kim’s ‘Project Airomorph’ was sponsored by Audi AG and assembled by Design Center California. The concept aims to exploit the fundamentals of catamaran racing for a four-wheeled Le Mans car. Kim sought to mimic the structure of a catamaran by suspending the body over a solid chassis-like foundation supported by cables, […]

  • The F80 Concept, created by Art Center graduate Adriano Raeli, aims to bring the most authentic F1 experience and performance to the road without compromising the brand’s class and elegance of form. The vehicle is designed with Formula One architecture in mind with a blend of Ferrari’s LeMans heritage. Aerodynamics play an important role as […]

  • It’s no secret that automakers the world over are working on autonomous vehicles. Technologies that enable vehicles to detect objects in blind spots or in the dark, steer away from obstacles and brake without human intervention are already on a number of new vehicles available today. But now Google’s gone one step further, unveiling the […]

  • We typically focus on new vehicles and concepts here at Form Trends, but when news came that Jaguar was putting the E-Type back into production for a limited run, we just couldn’t help ourselves. Plus, it’s allowed us to post some gratuitous images of one of our favorite cars. Produced between 1961 and 1975, the […]

  • BMW has unveiled its first virtual Vision concept, the BMW Vision Gran Turismo, created exclusively for the Playstation 3′s Gran Turismo 6 racing game. The virtual race car — created by a team led by current BMW Automobiles Design Director Karim Habib — is low and wide, with a historically-referencing BMW M color scheme reminiscent […]

  • While the Detroit auto show greets visitors in winter, another major US show, New York, arrives in spring, when the city’s yellow taxis are predictably brightened with yellow forsythia and daffodils. This year’s show suggested a new pressure on designers to blossom almost annually as well. Ford design chief Moray Callum said he saw more […]

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  • The changing automotive landscape has seen many automakers look to other avenues to expand their business. Anticipating this increasing trend, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche was arguably the pioneer when he branched out of the automotive space and founded Porsche Design...

  • We’ve seen boats take on design elements previously reserved for automotive application before. The Frauscher 858 Fantom designed by Kiska is one recent example. Now, British company Revolver Boats has announced the launch its flagship high-performance vessel, the 44GT,...

  • Ken Okuyama’s undertaken a variety of projects since leaving Pininfarina to set up his own design consultancy. From his sunglass line to the K.O 7 and K.O 8 sports cars and tractors revealed at the recent Tokyo motor show,...

  • Having written about cars and motorcycles for more than a decade, there’s barely anything that surprises me anymore. Not to say I’ve seen it all, but I’ve become familiar enough with existing brands to expect certain products. Which is...

  • Even if you’re not even remotely interested in Sci-Fi, chances are you’ve thought about what it would be like to travel to space. With people like Tesla (and SpaceX) founder Elon Musk and Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson planning to...

  • With the riding season now on the horizon, French helmet manufacturer Shark Helmets has revealed a new addition to its extensive 2014 line-up. Called the Vancore, the new helmet follows the path of the RAW urban helmet released by...

  • Jaguar is set to reveal two art concepts at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week, which will be held in London from May 20-22. One of these concepts is a collaborative project that has been created in partnership with fellow...

  • We haven’t heard a lot about Henrik Fisker since Fisker Automotive closed up shop last year. Now is name has resurfaced in a collaboration with premium motorcycle builder Lauge Jensen, which unveiled the Viking Concept at the Top Marques...

  • Technicon Design’s innovative IXION Windowless Jet concept has been shortlisted in two categories of the 2014 International Yacht and Aviation Awards. Created by the international design agency’s French design studio just outside Paris, the Windowless Jet proposal was first...

  • It’s quite an honor to be featured in an exhibition at the London Design Museum. A prestigious showcase of the best of contemporary design, the museum is an inspirational venue for anyone working in the many facets of the...

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