Whatever your personal opinion of the 2014 Corvette Stingray, it certainly was one of the most discussed and debated debuts in Detroit.
Despite having gone through a series of owners, most recently Ford and now current TATA Motors, Land Rover design etiquette has been largely consistent. Considering the original Range Rover was in production for 20+ years, the iconography is very hard to shake-off. The new Range Rover has just debuted, and along with the recent Evoque shows how top pen Gerry McGovern is guiding the Land Rover language into the modern era and beyond. [..]
Few things generate mindless, giddy glee like watching car accidents edited together (well, maybe Winnebago Man). And thanks to the YouTubes, the cock-ups of John Q. Motorist are preserved for our comedic enjoyment. But *nothing* can prepare you for the anarchy that is the Russian car accident compilation. WARNING — if you click “play” on the above video, you will lose 30 minutes of your life. [..]
Let’s start off with a huge generalization. If you’re a car designer, chances are you follow Formula One or British Touring Car Championships or WRC more than you follow NASCAR. There are notable exceptions, but NASCAR has never been a favorite among the fellow car designers I encounter. However, beginning in 2013, that’s likely going to change. For the first time since the 1970s, the cars you see whipping around the ovals, will have significantly different sheetmetal developed by OEM design studios that created the production car. [..]