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Muscle Car Concept: Shelby Coupe

At this year’s SEMA show there were lots of pretend muscle cars on display, many of them from the big automakers (Ford, for example, had an excess of 70 vehicles at the show). In reality these were ordinary production vehicles overly accessorised with go-faster […]

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Intelligent EV: Ford Hybrid ‘EV+’ Feature Learns and Automatically Adjusts Powertrain to Deliver More Electric-Only Driving

Ford is developing EV+, a patent-pending feature that aims to help vehicles learn frequent destinations, and delivers to hybrid drivers what they crave – more driving time in electric-only mode. EV+ is part of SmartGauge and is a standard feature on the Ford plug-in […]

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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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