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VW's iconic microbus is making a comeback in 2022 — and it's getting a big update

• <b>Volkswagen is revamping its iconic microbus with the I.D. Buzz.</b>• <b><br>The vehicle will be fully electric and hit dealerships in 2022.</b>• <b><br>It will feature a customizable interior and tech features that will eventually move the car toward autonomous driving.</b><p>Once a symbol of American counterculture during the …

Electric Vehicles

Auto-motivation! The Top Car Designs from 2017!

It’s no surprise that a staggering majority of the top automotive content from 2017 remains the concept automobile domain. There’s just something …

Transportation

The Only McLaren F1 Technician in North America

In a secret location in a windowless warehouse, Kevin Hines of McLaren Philadelphia is the only person in the US certified to work on your F1.<p>Kevin Hines pulls a weighty three-ring binder from the shelf underneath his workbench. "This was a hand-me-down," he tells me.<p>He flips through the pages. …

Motorsport

Engines with Small, Individual Turbos for Each Cylinder Could Revolutionize Downsizing

From the October 2017 issue<p>Downsized turbocharged engines have become a cornerstone in the car industry’s effort to increase fuel economy. And as CAFE stand­ards push us toward a 54.5-mpg fleet average, engines are bound to get even smaller and turbo boost even higher. Such radically downsized …

Honda’s picture-perfect Urban EV concept car aims for 2019 production

This new concept from Honda, the Urban EV, looks like something most automakers would show off as a distant vision of what cars might look like in five or ten years’ time. Honda, however, says it’s targeting a launch of the vehicle in European markets by 2019 – just two years from now.<p>The EV …

Electric Vehicles

Graffiti Houdinis "CTRL+X" a Car and Dumpster with Paint

You won't believe how they did it.<p>Now you see it, now you don't — but no, your brain isn't broken. The anamorphic illusion was created by a team of graffiti artists for the Stenograffia 2017 graffiti festival in Russia. The checkered background is a reference to the default background of a deleted …

Street Art

Check out Chris Burden's massive kinetic sculpture of a model car track

A new film about artist Chris Burden comes out this year, which is the perfect reason to revisit one of his coolest later works: <i>Metropolis II</i>, filmed …

Sculpture

The Bugatti Chiron can't go over 300 MPH because no tire can handle it

The Bugatti Chiron had big shoes to fill when it arrived to replace the beloved Veyron.<p>So far, it's showed it has the credentials to be a proper follow-up act. However, no one has been able to fully experience the true speeds the 1,480-horsepower hypercar is capable of.<p>That's because no tire is …

Sports Cars

The (Matchbox) Auto Design & Production Process, Circa 1965

That's one tiny assembly line<p>This is both fascinating and fun to watch. Here we get a look inside an automotive design and production facility in …

Neat

How Certified Gearhead Ralph Gilles Approaches Designing Autonomous Cars

Abstract: The Art of Design takes you inside the minds of the world's most innovative designers. First up: Ralph Gilles.<p>Ralph Gilles is one of our favorite car designers in the industry today. As the head designer for Fiat Chrysler, he's been involved in creating some of the greatest designs of our …

If a big corporation commissions an artwork, is it art or advertisement?

Or can they be both at once?<p>For Italian artist Sandro Chia, a face is the focus of life and the world. So when he was invited by a luxury carmaker …

Art

Tesla Model 3: the ultimate eye-candy gallery to hold you over until ‘part 3 of the unveiling’

There are over 400,000 Tesla Model 3 reservation holders patiently (some impatiently) waiting for the vehicle. If Tesla sticks to its production plan, some of them will be able to get their vehicles toward the end of the year, but most of them will have to wait until 2018.<p>We should see the vehicle …

Tesla Model 3

Die ganze Welt der Modellautos

Über 200.000 Modellautos auf Lager! ✔ Riesige Auswahl mit allen Marken und Modell-Herstellern in den Maßstäben 1:18, 1:43. ✔ 2.000 aktuelle …

Ford Falcon XL Wagon yellow RHD 1962 MCW diecast model car 1/87 - Buy

No description found for <b>diecast model car Ford Falcon XL Wagon yellow RHD 1962</b><p>Beautifully crafted Ford Falcon diecast model car 1/87 scale die cast …

Pixel Artist du mois : Mazeon

Mazeon<p><i>Poltergeist</i><p><i>Christine</i><p><i>Akira</i><p><i>Miami Vice</i><p><i>Magnum</i><p>A propos de Mazeon<p>"Probably stuck in the 90's. I dig pixel art and gamedev related things. Big heart …

The 12 greatest beater cars in movie history

New Print: BMW 3.0 CSL "Batmobile" in Alexander Calder Livery

I just released a new print, the BMW 3.0 CSL "Batmobile" in Alexander Calder art car livery.<p>The handsome 3.0 CSL (Coupe, Sport, Light) traces its …

Kevin O’Callaghan’s Bizarro Art

Monday, March 21st, 2011<p>It has been said that one man’s trash is another’s treasure, but when it comes to designer <b>Kevin O’Callaghan</b>, one man’s trash …

1974 BMW 2002 Turbo Print in Inka

An illustrated automotive print of a vintage BMW 2002 Turbo in orange for sale on high quality, acid free paper.

Ex-Industrial-Designer's Hyper-Clean Vintage Car Illustrations

Nik Schulz shows that flat can be phat<p>California-based Nik Schulz took so long to get through ID school—seven years—that his folks asked if he was …

Graphics

Photog Recreates Dukes of Hazzard Scene Using Model Cars and Dust

The incredibly talented Felix Hernandez is at it again, creating tiny scenes and then photographing them to look larger than life. This time, the toy …

Germany calls for a ban on combustion engine cars by 2030

Germany isn't content with relying on financial incentives to usher in an era of pollution-free cars. The country's Bundesrat (federal council) has passed a resolution calling for a ban on new internal combustion engine cars by 2030. From then on, you'd <i>have</i> to buy a zero-emissions vehicle, whether …

Ford Design Film: Styling and the Experimental Car

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Cars<br>• Design<br>• Ford<p><i>Styling and the Experimental Car</i> is a Ford film from 1964 that shows the future design direction …

Ford Mustang

Dancing and Driving with Art

Once again, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles has organized an exhibition which showcases the marriage of cars and art. Its title, <i>The Unconventional Canvases of Keith Haring</i>, refers to five vehicles painted by the beloved pop artist Keith Haring (1958-1990) during the last years of his …

Keith Haring

This California–Made Camper Is All You Need to Get Your Adventures Going - Dwell

So, when we learned about Happier Camper and their handcrafted HC1 trailer, we had to know more. It all started when Derek—Happier Camper’s founder—fell in love with classic trailers as he watched his father restore them in his backyard. Later in life, his father loaned him a fiberglass version to …

Cabins

The Car That Killed Glamour

Tesla and the end of the automobile as an object of desire<p>The Tesla Model S is a supercar without equal. Recently, the P85D trim broke the Consumer Reports rating system, earning a score of 103 out of 100. They rounded down to just 100, calling it “closest to perfect we've ever seen.” The Model S …

Tesla Model S

Car Designs by Andrey Tkachenko - Industrial Design

Just to continue with our streak with Industrial Designs, we would like to feature the work from Andrey Tkachenko who is a freelance artist based in …

Product Design