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Design

BMW Won't Do Big-Kidney-Grille Thing Forever

BMW design director Adrian von Hooydonk explains why the new 7-Series has huge kidney grilles, and why the next one might not.

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The All-American Saleen S7 Still Kicks Ass
Even if it's more than a decade old at this point, Steve Saleen's su…
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Electric E36 BMW M3 Road Racer Is a Burnout Freak
It's built for road racing, but with 4400 lb-ft of torque, EV West's…
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Jaguar Design Boss Ian Callum Is Stepping Down
The man who shaped modern Jaguar for the past two decades and more w…
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A Lancia 037 Stradale Only Knows Fast and Faster
With Alister McRae behind its wheel, the last rear-wheel drive WRC c…
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Fixing the Issue of BMW's Long Lost Concept Car
Marcello Gandini's Bertone Garmisch was the genesis of the first 5 Series. 49 years after its disappearance, BMW brought it back for go…
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The Rarest Cars In the German Museum of Technology

What you see here is a four-cylinder Ford. But that Italian wonder is far from the rarest at Berlin's Deutsches Technikmuseum.

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Audi Needed to Disassemble the Back Half of an R8 to Make This Picture

That's right. These are all real R8 parts.

Red Lamborghini Countach
How Horacio Pagani Saved the Lamborghini Countach
The 25th Anniversary Edition Countach was created mostly to keep Lamborghini alive until the much-delayed Diablo was ready. The task fe…
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The 14 Coolest Factory Hood Scoops

Even when they're not 100-percent functional, hood scoops add style and flair to a performance car design.

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Porsche Built Three Wild Wide-Body Audi 100 Coupes to Help Develop the 928

Audi never made a 100 Coupe with a V-8. That's where Porsche came in, though they weren't for public consumption.

This otherwise anodyne sedan introduced the "beak" grille that marred the brand's production models for years to come. Only now has Acura design begun to recover.
The 14 Ugliest Concept Cars Ever Made

Most concept cars are cool. But some aren't. Here are some of the worst.

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20 Cars With the Coolest Retro Designs

When it comes to retro looks, these cars lead by example.

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This All-Wheel Drive Porsche 356 Redefines Emory Motorsports' Outlaw Style

Named "Allrad," this vintage 356 rolls on the highly modified chassis from a 1990 Carrera 4S.

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These Are the 18 Coolest License Plates

The best specialty license plates will make you wonder why anyone chooses the standard design.

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Woodstock's VW 'Light' Bus Recreated For 50th Anniversary

Dr. Bob Hieronimus' creation for Woodstock '69 was lost, but not forgotten. And now, the iconic hippie bus is back.

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Here's Why Cars Use Both Port and Direct Injection

It might not make much sense on the surface. But there are lots of good reasons.

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How About an Eight-Liter Lamborghini V12?

It's very similar to the first 3.5 Lamborghini V12 Bizzarrini created for the 350GT, but it's so huge, they wouldn't put it in a car.

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Guess Where The Alfa Romeo SZ's Spare Tire Hides!

We had to wait thirty years to learn about this.

Vier Jahrzehnte G-schichte: Mercedes-Benz G-Klasse: Seit 1979 stilsicher durchs Gelände
 Four decades of G history: Mercedes-Benz G-Class: mastering terrain with an assured sense of style since 1979
Celebrating the G-Wagen's 40th Birthday
It took Daimler-Benz and Steyr-Daimler-Puch ten years to put the G-Class into production, with the Graz factory starting its large-scal…