NEWS | Nuccio concept by Bertone celebrates second leader of firm, we look back

Bertone has released details of the “Nuccio”, a new concept car that kicks off Bertone’s 100th anniversary year. Founded by Giovanni Bertone in 1912, Bertone was taken over by son Giuseppe “Nuccio” who split the company in two divisions, design and manufacturing. Nuccio died in 1997, after being rightfully inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame for significant contribution to the world of car design. I figured with this centennial occasion I should look back at how Bertone filled in the last ten decades. I like what I found…. [..]

NEWS | Kia Track’ster design process documented by Motor Trend ( TM )

Motor Trend (TM) Magazine got an exclusive behind the scenes look at the way we work by documenting the design process of the recently unveiled Kia Track’ster.

Featured are designers Ray Ng and Matt Zoller along with with Ford design alum exterior manager Erik Klimish and interior manager Enrique Giner. Chief Designer Tom Kearns is also featured. The process began in June 2011 with concept car submissions, Ng and Zoller’s poster-style storyboard was selected for further development. [..]

RETRO HUMOR | 1956 Chrysler Dart concept and panty trophies

With Chrysler returning the Dart name to production on the Alfa-based 2013 Dodge compact sedan, I started to wonder where the Dart name originated. What I found is nothing short of a rare peek into interesting local, retro designer folklore. [..]

NEWS I Ferrari F12 Berlinetta revealed, new design language completed

Ferrari has officially unveiled images of the new F12 Berlinetta, replacing the front engined 599 series. As such, Ferrari has completed the integration of the new design language which began with the California and subsequently followed ( and in my humble opinion, improved ) with the 458 Italia, FF, and now the F12.

INSIDER | Video: Alonso and Massa drive F12, shows more of interior design

A few more glimpses of the Ferrari F12 interior design can be seen in the You Tube vid of Scuderia Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso driving the F12 around Fiorano. Check it out and pretend you get to drive pre-production secret Ferraris

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