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The First-Gen Honda Civic’s Trunk Doors Cause Me Immense Mental Anguish

I’ve always really liked first generation (1972 to 1979) Honda Civics. They were really well-built and designed cars, with impeccable engineering (remember, Honda figured out how to avoid a catalytic converter) in an appealing, usable little package. These first Civics have also always baffled me with their weird…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Forget the Mid-Engine Corvette; Bring on the Mid-Engine Camry

We’re just getting off a massive wave of mid-engine hype, thanks to the long-anticipated introduction of the C8 Corvette, the first production mid-engine Corvette. All this middle-engine talk got me pretty worked up, which got me thinking: what if mid-engine mania migrated out of the sports car world? What if a…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Autonomous Technology Is Changing the Way Cars Look

By now it’s pretty clear that, despite what the Silicon Valley startups have told you, fully self-driving cars and taxi cabs are not just one or two years away. But that doesn’t mean the march of semi-autonomous technology on everyday cars will stop—far from it. As cars slowly build up automated driver assistance…Read more… Continue […]

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Autonomous Technology Is Changing the Way Cars Look

By now it’s pretty clear that, despite what the Silicon Valley startups have told you, fully self-driving cars and taxi cabs are not just one or two years away. But that doesn’t mean the march of semi-autonomous technology on everyday cars will stop—far from it. As cars slowly build up automated driver assistance…Read more… Continue […]

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Autonomous Technology Is Changing the Way Cars Look

By now it’s pretty clear that, despite what the Silicon Valley startups have told you, fully self-driving cars and taxi cabs are not just one or two years away. But that doesn’t mean the march of semi-autonomous technology on everyday cars will stop—far from it. As cars slowly build up automated driver assistance…Read more… Continue […]

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Meet the ‘Scribbling Vicar,’ the Priest Who Serves as Aston Martin’s In-House Artist

Ever think you’ve had a varied career? Well, you’ve probably got nothing on Aston Martin’s artist in residence, the Rev. Adam Gompertz. Or as he’s known, the scribbling vicar. I caught up with him at the Goodwood Festival of Speed to find out a bit more about him.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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America’s Least American-Style Car Was Also One of America’s Most Influential

Happy Fourth of July, fellow Americans! And, everyone else, have a beer and a hot dog on me! By me, I mean the United States government, who I’m sure will reimburse you promptly. Today I’d like to celebrate an under-appreciated American hero, that least-American-seeming of American cars: the Chevrolet Corvair.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Porsche Taycan Was Designed With Something Called ‘Foot Garages’

Automakers always try to highlight specific features of a new car as some sort of revolutionary innovation. It’s the process that gave us “dynamism.” Now there’s a new one; a designer just called the passenger footwell of the upcoming electric Porsche Taycan a “foot garage” with a straight face.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The First Ever Concept Car Was Way Older and Weirder Than You Think

If you were to approach a random stranger on the street, seize them by the shirt (or bib overalls, necktie, spaghetti straps, ascot, whatever) and demand they tell you what the first ever concept car was, chances are they’ll bark out “Y-Job! The 1938 Buick Y-Job!” before quickly attempting to lean in for a kiss. […]

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Volkswagen Wins Copyright Battle Against Daughter of the Designer of the Original Beetle in Confusing Decision

A decision by the 9th Civil Division of the Landgericht Braunschweig (a German court) on June 19th has decreed that the daughter of Erwin Komenda, the designer of the original Volkswagen Beetle, is not entitled to any compensation from the alleged use of her father’s design in the 2012 (and up) version of the…Read more… […]

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Here’s What the Cayenne Coupe Would Look Like If It Wasn’t Such a Big SUV

One of the problems (and there are many) with reshaping a modern SUV into a “coupe” variant, like with the new 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe, is that the minimized roofline only makes the body look that much more awkwardly tall and bloated. But with the magical powers of photoshop, we can fix that. Read more… […]

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Bugatti Says Its New Car Will Have a Body ‘Which is Not Today on the Market’ But What Could That Be?

Bugatti, a maker of rapidly-moving motor carriages targeted at people who could also afford to buy, say, a locomotive if they so chose, revealed, via an interview with their president, Stephan Winkelmann, that an upcoming next Bugatti would have a body style that’s “is not today on the market.” What the hell could he…Read more… […]

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Bugatti Says Its New Car Will Have a Body ‘Which is Not Today on the Market’ But What Could That Be?

Bugatti, a maker of rapidly-moving motor carriages targeted at people who could also afford to buy, say, a locomotive if they so chose, revealed, via an interview with their president, Stephan Winkelmann, that an upcoming next Bugatti would have a body style that’s “is not today on the market.” What the hell could he…Read more… […]

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I’m Baffled By an Old Automotive Engineering Mystery and I Need Some Help

I hope you’re ready to dive into some really timely content, getting to the bottom of an automotive design decision that hasn’t really been seen since, oh, 1930. But it’s one I’ve always been drawn to, and yet one I’m not sure I understand. It’s a design conceit usually called the coal scuttle bonnet, and […]

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Lexus Finally Did It

For years, Lexus’s corporate face has enraged and upset critics everywhere. Spindle-grille, the automaker called it. Predator-face, others sneered. It’s even been accused of hurting some Lexus sales. And on Lexus’s current crop of cars, the criticism is rather valid. It is a damn huge grille. But on today’s newly…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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