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Design

Picking the Brains of McLaren's 9th Employee

Mark Roberts designed all the graphics of the McLaren F1 program, drew all manuals and technical blueprints by hand, and has an archive in a dusty box at home you wouldn't believe.

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These Are the 17 Coolest Factory Steering Wheels
The steering wheel is the most important part of any car interior. H…
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The 18 Coolest Badges In Automotive History

Some badge designs are hard to forget. Here are some of the best.

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The Bugatti Aérolithe Was Not Built For The Road
Made of magnesium, and with no ventilation or windshield wipers, the…
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The Ford Taurus SHO Intercoast GTP Was an Ace Idea
Built by Californian Mel Francis in 1993 and scrapped four years lat…
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Ian Callum, The Man Who Shaped Modern Jaguar, Launches an All-Star Design Company
The names behind some of the greatest modern British car designs have come together under the former Jaguar Design Director to launch C…
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BMW Won't Do the Enormous-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 supercar is still a jaw-dropper.

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This Electric E36 BMW M3 Is EV West's Burnout Freak Race Car

It's built for road racing, but with 4400 lb-ft of torque, EV West's E36 is also a burnout monster.

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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 will move to a consulting role.

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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 champion's street edition becomes what Lancia had in mind.

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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.

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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.