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An Early Design For The Ugly 1996 Ford Taurus Looked A Lot Like A Tesla Model 3 

The 1996 third-generation Ford Taurus was an unfortunate attempt by Ford to redesign the best-selling car in the country to stand out a little more, but an early concept looked much better, because it looked a lot like the Tesla Model 3, if you can believe it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Original Design For The Second-Gen Dodge Ram Was A Styling Disaster

The second-generation Dodge Ram established the big, macho and iconic look that continues to define truck design today, and it pushed the truck segment beyond the boring and square sedan-inspired aesthetic for good. But it almost didn’t happen.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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There Was An Almost-Forgotten Mid-Engine Corvette Back In 1959

We at Jalopnik been talking about a possible mid-engined Corvette for an insane eleven years, which is longer than the dinosaurs were around, in internet time. That, however, pales in comparison to how long GM themselves has been playing with the idea. Some recently re-discovered photographs show it’s been on their…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Let’s Be Honest: Famous Designer Raymond Loewy Did Some Wonderfully Terrible Things To Jaguars

I consider myself a fan of industrial designer Raymond Loewy. He basically created the modern concept of an industrial designer. He would drive a dune buggy in an ascot. And he designed some great-looking cars, like the Studebaker Avanti. He also did some pretty horrific things to some lovely Jaguars, too.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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These Are The Eight Official Pieces Of Luggage Used To Decide How Big Your Car’s Trunk Is

If you’re like most people, you spend most of your nights awake, pacing your home, a quivering, sobbing, obscenity-shrieking wreck because you can’t stop wondering just how the cargo capacity of automobile trunks are measured. That’s why I’m happy to tell you there’s an answer, and that answer involves eight very…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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It’s Amazing How Tiny Design Changes Can Have Huge Effects

Car design can be a surprisingly subtle undertaking. Little details can have effects far larger than you’d expect, and I think that’s what’s happening here. Early prototypes of the Giugiaro-designed Volkswagen Golf had headlights set in a slightly different location, and, at least to me, it looks and feels…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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It’s Amazing How Tiny Design Changes Can Have Huge Effects

Car design can be a surprisingly subtle undertaking. Little details can have effects far larger than you’d expect, and I think that’s what’s happening here. Early prototypes of the Giugiaro-designed Volkswagen Golf had headlights set in a slightly different location, and, at least to me, it looks and feels…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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There’s An Alcantara Shortage So I Guess We Have To Starting Murdering Cows Again

Alcantara is not just a soft, suede-like material used as a leather replacement in premium vehicles. It’s also the name of the company that manufactures the material, which now claims it can’t currently keep up with the growing demand for the stuff. Oh no, what about my soft cars?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s Why Aerodynamic Wheel Covers Don’t Come On Every New Car

Every automaker is desperate nowadays to find new ways of gaining fuel efficiency, especially now that electric cars are beginning to carve out a corner of the market. Some new cars, like the Tesla Model 3, come with cool space-age looking aerodynamic wheel covers to be more efficient—buy why doesn’t every new car do…Read more… […]

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This Rarely-Seen Sketch Suggests An Alternate History From When Renault Bought AMC

Our pals over at Car Design Archives found this remarkable sketch on eBay, and only just posted it today, making this likely the first time it’s been seen publicly. It’s a sketch of a proposed American-market truck, based on the Renault 12, and dating from 1979, the year Renault bought AMC. What would AMC and […]

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This Wonderful Wrap Makes An Acura NSX Look Like A Drawing Of Itself

Joshua Vides is an artist best known for making real things look like drawings. He’s likely best known for his sneakers, which sure as hell look like drawings of sneakers. He’s also done porta-potties, street signs, rooms, and more, changing the look of reality into drawings. He’s got an exhibit at Los Angeles’ …Read more… […]

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You’ve Got To Admire How Amazingly Overcomplicated This Headlight Design Is

One of the best parts about the Austin Healey Sprite is the styling feature that gives the car its famous nicknames: Bugeye or, in its British homeland, Frogeye. These names, of course, come from the distinctive upright headlights of the car. But what if, instead of those simple headlights, you could have something…Read more… Continue […]

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