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Volvo’s First Fully Electric Car, the XC40 Recharge

The new vehicle is another step the brand is taking toward becoming more eco-friendly Just debuted, Volvo‘s XC40 Recharge will be—when it goes on sale late next year—the brand’s first fully electric vehicle. (Like Tesla, Volvo is happy to let you order yours now, then anxiously wait for its arrival.) Beyond this new model, Volvo plans to add Recharge models across the board—so the Recharge …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Electric Vehicles, Driving, Volvo, SUVs, Hybrid, Ev, Tesla Volvo, XC40 Recharge, First Fully Electric


Super-Cool Amphibious Russian Vehicle Looks Like It Was Drawn By a Five-Year-Old

THIS LOOKS LIKE SO MUCH FUN.On a recent trip to an off-road park in Michigan, 95octane writer Paul Strauss spotted this crazy vehicle:Image credit: 95octane I love this thing because it looks like something a five-year-old drew. It looks like something a Transportation Design student gets an "F" for handing in. It looks like something created by a designer trying to figure out a new CAD package and failing.Yet it's real, and it's called a Sherp. As Strauss explains:For those unfamiliar with the ...
Tags: Design, Cars, Michigan, Strauss, Sherp, Paul Strauss


A Refined Point of View: William Smith’s Philadelphia

Hidden treasures, new finds and plenty of history in Pennsylvania’s biggest city The city of Philadelphia, like the all-new 2020 Range Rover Evoque from Land Rover, is innovative and immediately recognizable. We drove the city-focused, compact SUV with fine artist and Philly local William Smith, who is always on the lookout for beautiful lines, unexpected treasures and perfect light. While driving through Pennsylvania’s largest city …
Tags: Auto, Sponsored, Design, Prisons, Hotels, Restaurants, Cars, History, Architecture, Pennsylvania, Bridges, Philadelphia, Land Rover, Parks, Public Parks, Public Spaces


Archaeology, Camels and Cars: From The Dead Sea to Petra

We ride with archaeologist Sarah Parcak and Infiniti to the ancient city in Jordan It’s early morning in Jordan’s Wadi Rum and we’re loading our gear into the fleet of Infiniti QX80s, backed by only the sounds coming from doors opening and closing shut, and feet shuffling silently in the red sand. Despite the bright LED lights of our fleet SUVs, an observatory’s worth of …
Tags: Travel, Space, Science, Design, Technology, Interviews, Cars, History, Egypt, Road Trips, Satellites, Archaeology, Driving, Jordan, Archeology, Drives


Photographer Martin Usborne Revisits A Childhood Fear Of Being Left Alone In A Car

We all have experiences from childhood, good and bad, that have stayed with us all our lives. For London photographer Martin Usborne, it was being left in a car at a young age. More: Martin Usborne, Facebook h/t: plainmagazine “I don’t know when or where or for how long, possibly at the age of four, perhaps outside a supermarket, probably fifteen minutes only,” recounts Usborne. Source
Tags: Childhood, Photography, Design, London, Dogs, Cars, Fears, Martin Usborne, Martin Usborne Facebook


Test Drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63

We drive the atypical SUV through Amenia in upstate New York The first clue that the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 differs from most other SUVs appears at the first intersection we arrive at after leaving the 250-year-old Troutbeck Inn in Amenia, NY. As the S version we’re in approaches the corner, a front camera view of the road appears on the center display …
Tags: Auto, New York, Design, Cars, Automotive, Driving, Mercedes-benz, Catskills, SUVs, Amg, Upstate New York, Mercedes Benz AMG, Infotainment Systems, Test Drives, Amenia, Amenia NY


Lincoln Confirms 2020 Continental Coach Door Edition

Celebrating 80 years of the Continental with a nod to its past Created to celebrate 80 years of the Continental, Lincoln announces plans to officially release the 2020 Coach Door Edition, following the success of the 2019 limited edition of 80 vehicles (which sold out in 48 hours). Topped out with their 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 AWD drivetrain, this ’60s-referencing vehicle will be priced at $115,470 …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Automotive, Driving, Lincoln, Continental, Car Design, Lincoln Motor Company, Limited Editions, Continental Lincoln, 2020 Continental Coach Door Edition


Photo Gallery: Here's What the Lexus Yacht Looks Like

We got to ride and tour Lexus' new LY 650 yacht on its maiden voyage in Florida. Here are images and our impressions. We've also got the full story behind how and why this yacht was created. Core77 and a small group of international journalists was recently invited by Lexus to the unveiling of their new yacht, the LY 650. Here we'll show you our tour of it, both inside and out. Held in Boca Raton, Florida, the event included a ride-alo...
Tags: Florida, Design, Cars, Boca Raton Florida, Photo Galleries


The Story Behind the Lexus Yacht: Why Lexus is Now Designing and Selling the LY 650

Buckle up, folks, strange story ahead. I'm at the Palm Beach International Raceway, whipping around the track in this thing:That's Lexus' LC 500, a performance coupe with a 5-liter V8 engine that cranks out 471 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. I can get it up to about 115 miles per hour before I have to slow down to avoid colliding with the car in front of me. This low-slung, street-legal racecar handles like a dream, and the throaty growl of the engine is absolutely thrilling.Me and 19 ...
Tags: Japan, Florida, Hollywood, Design, France, Germany, Massachusetts, New York City, Cars, America, Marine, Lexus, Gm, Chrysler, Miami, Toyota


Test Drive: 2020 McLaren GT

A supercar cloaked as a continent-crosser, this new model is not shy on delight At last, after months of replaying the moment McLaren unveiled its 2020 Grand Tourer (GT), we found ourselves behind the wheel of one in southern France. From the outside, the vehicle offers plenty to be amazed by. But once inside, the joy and innovation unfolds. It’s a balancing act of sorts: …
Tags: Auto, Design, France, Cars, Automotive, Supercars, Driving, Mclaren, Test Drive, McLaren GT, Gt, 2020 McLaren GT, Grand Tourer


Russian Artist Creates Incredible Ultrarealistic Miniature Models Of The Military And Utility Vehicles

A man from Tomsk, Russia, Sergey Osipov makes toy models of military and civil vehicles. They impress with detalization and accuracy. More: Source
Tags: Design, Cars, Military, Vehicles, Models, Utility, Miniature, Tomsk Russia, Sergey Osipov


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From headphones grown from fungus to a new understanding of procrastination, our round-up of the internet this week LGBTQ+ Activists Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera to Get NYC Monument A statue planned for Greenwich Village’s Ruth Wittenberg Triangle will honor Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, activists and icons of the LGBTQ+ community. The pair co-founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, an organization that offered …
Tags: Psychology, Auto, Science, Design, Cars, Tech, Ios Apps, Nature, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Studies, Fiat, Lgbtq, Products, Linkaboutit, Link About It


Porsche’s New “Roads” App for Driving Enthusiasts

Roads, Porsche’s newest app, catalogs a deep collection of user-submitted drives and road trips. With over 500,000 users, the selection is vast and ever-growing. Available for iOS now and coming to Android soon, the app is by and for driving enthusiasts. Porsche’s Marco Brinkmann says, “It’s for all those that consider driving more than just transportation… It goes beyond the brand. It’s meant to be …
Tags: Apps, Design, Cars, Tech, Roads, Ios Apps, Porsche, Driving, Linkaboutit, Marco Brinkmann


BMW Recreates 1970 Concept Car: the Garmisch

All eyes on this gorgeous vehicle at Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este, 49 years after its debut and mysterious disappearance It should come as no surprise that BMW would present something special at this weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este, as this year marks the 20th anniversary of their involvement with the event. And yet, when their latest concept car rolled onto the stage at …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Automotive, Limited Edition, Bmw, Concept Cars, Villa, Geneva Motor Show, Bertone, Garmisch, Villa D'Este, Italian Design, Concorso d Eleganza, Concorso dEleganza


Garage Italia Turns Vintage Autos Into Electric Cars

From Milan’s Garage Italia Customs, the Icon-e project sees Lapo Elkann’s creative and production agency replace vintage auto combustion engines with electric drivetrains. Their debut effort, a Fiat Nuova 500, maintains the spirit of the 1957-1975 production period, but there are several developments that make it fit for the road today. See more images at High Snobiety.
Tags: Design, Milan, Cars, Automobiles, Fiat 500, Electric Cars, Linkaboutit, Car Design, Lapo Elkann, Vintage cars, Garage Italia Customs, Auto Design, Garage Italia


Rarest And Oldest Porsche: Yours For About $20 Million

Sotheby’s The rarest and oldest Porsche of them all will go sale in August, expecting to fetch about $20 million at auction. The 1939 Porsche Type 64 was the personal vehicle of German car designer and manufacturer Ferdinand and Ferry Porsche. It’s currently on display as part of a press preview at Sotheby’s auction house in London. This is the only surviving example of the Type... Source
Tags: Design, Technology, London, Cars, Sale, Porsche, Auction, Retro, Sotheby's, Ferdinand, Sotheby


Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s

Back around 1966, Sixties counter-culture iconography was being injected into the everyday, infusing society with a collision of postmodern DayGlo colors, earth tones and psychedelically styled designs. And flowers–lots and lots of flowers. Most of these floral designs may have been a bit too loud on a Formica counter or trusty old Thermos, yet one particular print looked right at home on the top... Source
Tags: Design, Cars, Vehicles, Retro, Flowers, 1960s, 1970s, Roof, Formica


The Ultra-Safe, Semi-Autonomous Concept: Mercedes-Benz 2019 ESF

Insight into what designers and engineers are doing to make driving safer While the entire automotive industry shifts its attention toward autonomy and electrification, it’s important to remember that the keystone to a successful automotive brand is the safety of its vehicles—whether they be higher-capability autonomous rides or fully-electric hypercars. To remind consumers and industry members that the safety of the passengers precedes all else, Mercedes-Benz …
Tags: Auto, Design, Safety, Interviews, Cars, Tech, Driving, Autonomous Vehicles, Mercedes Benz, ESV, ESF, Experimental Safety Vehicle, Mercedes-Benz 2019 ESF


Car designers can predict your future desires. This is how they do it

Automakers employ small armies of designers, and they’re relentless about asking consumers what they want. So, how do you get from the voice of the customer to the designer’s pen, and why does it go wrong so often? The post Car designers can predict your future desires. This is how they do it appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Design, Cars, Trends, Gm, Automobile, Buick


A Test Drive, and the Design Story Behind Range Rover's Most Unusual Vehicle

SoHo is one of New York City's most pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods--and paradoxically, the best place in Manhattan to see every car design on Earth. On Lafayette, bland rideshare Toyotas share lanes with Teslas. On West Broadway's restaurant row, delivery trucks are wedged in with Lamborghinis, Ferraris, the odd Bugatti. The streets in between are the parking lot of the upper middle class, awash with everything else--primarily crossover SUVs of German and Japanese heritage, so numerous and si...
Tags: Europe, UK, Design, China, New York City, Cars, Ford, Athens, Gm, Manhattan, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Lafayette, Land Rover, Audi, Joe


A Refined Point of View: Olivia Lopez + Mathieu Lebreton’s LA

From the historic theater district to sophisticated restaurants and iconic LA landmarks, we explore the city of dichotomies From Malibu to Silverlake, Downtown to Hollywood, Los Angeles is a city of contrasts, but there’s charm and style to be found all over. For an aesthetically-focused, sophisticated driving city like LA, the all-new 2020 Range Rover Evoque from Land Rover is a logical choice. Refined, stylish …
Tags: Auto, Sponsored, Video, Design, La, Cars, Los Angeles, Architecture, Land Rover, Malibu, Villa Carlotta, Evoque, Range Rover, Hollywood Los Angeles, Olivia Lopez, 2020 Range Rover Evoque


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Designing an Italian icon, a mirrored hot air ballon, 3D-printed organs and plenty more inspiration and oddities The Impending Death of the Password Thanks to companies like MobileIron, device passwords (believed to date back to the 1960s, thanks to an MIT time-shared computer) may be on their way out once and for all. Since most people use weak passwords for the majority of their logins …
Tags: Psychology, Coffee, Art, Music, Science, Design, Technology, Internet, Cars, Tech, Computers, Architecture, 3d Printing, Italy, Public Art, Linkaboutit


Our Favorite Design Features of the 2019 GMC Sierra

GMC's Sierra 1500 Denali is a top-of-the-line full-size pickup truck. It first caught our eye when GMC's designers came up with that crazy multifunctional tailgate. The truck isn't cheap; it's $67,000 and marketed as a luxury vehicle. Which begs the question: What is it like using this truck for actual work? I recently had the chance to find out, both because I now live on a farm and because GMC was willing to lend me the truck (as well as its more off-road minded stablemate, the Sierra 1500 AT4...
Tags: Design, Cars


Lamborghini’s Restored Arancio Miura P400

Made famous in 1969’s The Italian Job, this glorious Lamborghini Arancio Miura P400 was long-believed to be destroyed, as per the film’s plot. But a confession years later revealed that the on-screen collision involved a different Miura—one that was already damaged pre-shoot—and the hunt for the original began. With many aiding the search, the car surfaced, returned to Polo Storico (the brand’s classic division) and …
Tags: Auto, Design, Movies, Cars, Classic Cars, Italy, Linkaboutit, Lamborghini, Miura, Polo Storico, The Italian Job, Arancio Miura P400, Arancio Miura


Realistic Classic Car Drawings By Alessandro Paglia

Alessandro Paglia is known for his hyper-realistic drawings of iconic designs. This time, he has created a series of classic car drawings. The meticulous artworks show a selected range of iconic cars such as the Mercedes 300 SL “Gullwing” from 1954, a 1970 Lamborghini Miura, a Bugatti Atlantic Type 57 from 1937, and others. The artist says his process of creation is quite simple... Source
Tags: Design, Cars, Mercedes, Classic, Drawings, Inspirations, Realistic, Lamborghini Miura, Alessandro Paglia, Bugatti Atlantic Type


This Self-Sustainable Micro-Home is Coming to Times Square

Ecocapsule first captured the imagination of the nomadically-inclined in 2015 when the sleek, egg-shaped design was first revealed. The Slovakia-based company won fast acclaim and was even shortlisted for the Lexus Design Award that year, followed by several years of further development and a very limited edition sale run of 50 units last year. Now, ready to open up to the US market, the clever micro-home is taking temporary residence in an unlikely venue—the center of bustling Times Square—wher...
Tags: Design, Cars, US, Slovakia, Ecocapsule, Times Square, Tomas Zacek, Nycxdesign, Nice Wise Studio


Lynk & Co’s CEO Alain Visser on Reimagining Mobility and Ownership

We discuss the carmaker's contemporary, thoughtful approach Alain Visser seems, at first, like more of a fashion CEO than the head of one of the newer and more interesting automobile brands. His relaxed and open-minded attitude, a sneaky grin and Cole Haans tied with brightly colored shoelaces all set him apart from the other major car brand CEOs reading from teleprompters at the 2019 Shanghai …
Tags: Auto, Design, Interviews, China, Uncategorized, Cars, Electric Vehicles, Mobility, Volvo, SUVs, Subscription Services, Geely, Shanghai Auto Show, Lynk, Alain Visser, Lynk and Co


Shanghai Auto Show 2019: Translating Infiniti’s Japanese DNA into Electric Vehicles

We speak with their design team about the new sports sedan concept, the Qs Inspiration At the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show dozens of Chinese car brands, many of which aren’t well known outside the country, are showcased alongside better known global brands. Scattered between are reticent models, cleaners armed with synthetic dusters, visitors with selfie sticks and cameras on cranes—all in boiling temperatures underneath thousands of daylight-level …
Tags: Auto, Japan, Design, Interviews, China, Cars, Auto Shows, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Infiniti, Concept Cars, Electric Cars, Japanese Design, Shanghai Auto Show, Car Shows


Interview: Mercedes-Benz’s Robert Lesnik on the New GLB Concept

The brand's Director of Exterior Design explains their most rugged model yet Unveiled at Auto Shanghai, Mercedes-Benz‘s newest concept (which will look nearly identical when it becomes a production car), the GLB is a seven-seater compact SUV that leans into the all-around demands of SUV drivers with a fresh interior. Families or outdoor enthusiasts alike will find something to appreciate about it. The GLB rounds …
Tags: Outdoors, Design, Interviews, Cars, Shanghai, Mercedes Benz, SUVs, GLA, GLC, Car Design, GLB, Compact SUVs, Robert Lesnik, Auto Shanghai Mercedes Benz


A Refined Point of View: Nikk La’s San Francisco

We explore the West Coast metropolis that’s rich with inspiring details Built for the city, Land Rover‘s all-new 2020 Range Rover Evoque is a refined, resilient compact SUV. But, as photographer Nikk La says, it can still handle obstacles that a Range Rover is known to tackle—which makes it perfect for his kind of work. We spent the day with him—from the ocean to the …
Tags: Auto, Sponsored, Photography, Design, Cars, San Francisco, Photographers, West Coast, Land Rover, SUVs, Evoque, Range Rover, Rover Evoque, Compact SUVs, 2020 Range Rover Evoque, Refined Point of View



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