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Wrenchmonkees Transform Yamaha XJR1300 into Radical Cafe Racer

In garages all over the world owners dream of creating their very own customised motorcycle. Yamaha seeks to enable this by asking bike customizers to provide inspirational ideas on how to transform modern Yamaha models into what Yamaha has entitled ‘Yard Built specials.’ Then, […]

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Design Story: The Making of Nissan EXTREM

At the recent 2012 São Paulo Auto Show in Brazil, which is the largest such show in South America, Nissan premiered its EXTREM concept car. Nissan designers from the United States collaborated with designers from Brazil to develop a vehicle inspired by one of […]

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Car Designer Profile: Karim Habib, Head of BMW Design

Karim Habib has been in charge of BMW Design since June 2012. The Lebanon-born Canadian heads a team of designers and developers working to constantly enhance and redevelop the designs of current and future BMW models. A designer who grew up in five countries […]

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Porsche Boxster Wins 2013 Automobile Magazine Design of the Year

AUTOMOBILE Magazine’s worldwide team of staff and contributors has chosen the new Porsche Boxster as the Design of the Year for 2013. “With this Boxster, Porsche design chief Michael Mauer has brought the Porsche design team into a realm it has never before occupied, […]

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Design Close-Up: A Closer Look at the New Audi Design Strategy

Audi is taking its design in a new direction. First, there will be greater differentiation between the model series; second, future model generations will show more technical aspects in the design. Another important parameter of the new design strategy is that the exterior and […]

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