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Five awesome Lego car creations

Filed under: Performance, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Mini, Ferrari, Toys/Games, Design/Style Lego cars are among our favorite toys. They’re fun for play, and if built properly, great to display. With that in mind, we’ve crafted a list of some of the best creations we’ve seen. Some are on sale now, while others are merely the work of [...]

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Check out the trick way you access the tire valve on this BMW Alpina B6

Filed under: Performance, Technology, Videos, BMW, Design/Style The wheels are one of the first things you notice when checking out the 2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe. The 20-inch aluminum alloy rollers have 21 spokes that spray out from their hubs, creating one of Alpina’s signature design features. But there’s also plenty of function [...]

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Lotus renames Russell Carr its head of design

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Lotus, Design/Style There’s been a changing of the guard at Lotus recently. The legendary British sports car manufacturer fired its controversial chief executive Dany Bahar and replaced him recently with Jean-Marc Gales. And now it’s named a new chief designer. Or rather, renamed its old one to the post. That designer is [...]

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Harley-Davidson ‘Captain America’ bike from Easy Rider nets $1.35M at auction

Filed under: Classics, Auctions, Motorcycle, Celebrities, Design/Style, TV/Movies The famous, custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle nicknamed Captain America from the ’60s classic Easy Rider sold for $1.35 million at auction on October 18, or just over $1.6 million after applicable fees. That was a new record price ever paid for a cycle, according to Hemmings, and It [...]

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Cutting edge car designs layering it on

Filed under: Design/Style Design themes in the automotive industry tend to ebb and flow in trends: jelly bean styling, retro design, flame surfacing… we could go on (and probably would if we were better schooled in the language of design), but you get the point. So what’s the next big thing in automotive design? Layers. [...]

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2016 Nissan Maxima spotted for first time

Filed under: Spy Photos, Sedan, Nissan, Design/Style Nissan teased the look of the next-generation Maxima at the 2014 Detroit auto show with the Sport Sedan concept, and it was quite a looker with an aggressive front end and cool floating roof. Now, we’re getting out very first glimpse at the production version in some new [...]

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Latest Mercedes-based Dartz comes with armor plating, available retina scanner

Filed under: Aftermarket, SUV, Mercedes-Benz, Specialty, Design/Style The folks at the Russian company Dartz take tuning Mercedes-Benz models to extremes most people would consider impossible. Two of their recent creations include an armored G63 AMG 6×6 in pink camouflage and another one with a portable smoking room. Now, it’s giving the GL-Class some attention, and [...]

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First look at all-new Mercedes E-Class

Filed under: Spy Photos, Sedan, Europe, Mercedes-Benz, Design/Style, Luxury The folks at Mercedes-Benz are hard at work on a new generation of the E-Class, following big updates to the S-Class and C-Class in recent years. After seeing latest model in development wearing mostly C-Class body panels, we’re getting our first real look at the styling [...]

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Toyota Prius + gets refresh in UK, is it coming here?

Filed under: Hybrid, Minivan/Van, Toyota, UK, Design/Style Toyota has unveiled a mid-cycle refresh of its seven-passenger, UK-market Prius +, known here in the US as the five-passenger Prius V. The revised hybrid MPV now boasts looks inspired by Toyota’s more aggressive compact stylings as seen on its new Yaris and Aygo – particularly in the [...]

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Ferrari F60 America is a powerful, exclusive US special

Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Ferrari, Design/Style, Luxury Ferrari is observing its 60th anniversary in North America this year, and to celebrate, it’s given us this: the F60 America, an incredibly exclusive supercar based on the already outrageous F12 Berlinetta. Want one? Too bad. Production has been limited to just 10 examples, and according to Ferrari, [...]

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Yamaha debuts wacky 01Gen all-terrain three-wheeler [w/video]

Filed under: Concept Cars, Videos, Motorcycle, Design/Style Yamaha really seems to enjoy imagining three-wheeled vehicles. The company recently patented an electric trike concept and it introduced the Tricity in Europe this year. For the 2014 Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne, German, the Japanese company is taking the idea in a sporty direction with its 01GEN [...]

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GM Tech Center named national landmark

Filed under: Etc., Plants/Manufacturing, GM, Design/Style With a massive number of recalled vehicles and several trips to Capitol Hill, the news out of General Motors hasn’t been entirely rosy this year. But the company has been bestowed with one big reason to smile: The GM Warren Tech Center has been chosen by the US Department [...]

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Top five 2014 Paris Motor Show debuts

Filed under: Concept Cars, Paris Motor Show, Infiniti, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Citroën, Design/Style While certainly not as bountiful as this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the year’s second big European expo in Paris proved to be an immensely busy couple of days for our team. We covered 57 unveilings in total (see them all, here), and [...]

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