Concept Car of the Week

Concept Car of the Week: Ferrari Pinin (1980)

Concept Car of the Week: Ferrari Pinin (1980)

Over the years, Ferrari has slowly built a reputation for the fact that any car that wears the prancing horse badge on its bonnet ought to be a design m...

10 October 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Ford Synergy 2010 (1996)

Concept Car of the Week: Ford Synergy 2010 (1996)

In the early 1990s, the US government instigated the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles research program (PNGV). This brought Ford, GM and Chr...

26 September 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Mercedes T80 (1939)

Concept Car of the Week: Mercedes T80 (1939)

In the decade before World War II, no other carmaker even came close to matching the combined dominance of Mercedes-Benz and recently founded Auto Union...

19 September 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Ford 021C (1999)

Concept Car of the Week: Ford 021C (1999)

As Australian-born designer Marc Newson this week joined Apple, we can only wish that he brings with him the same smart-yet-playful approach as he did w...

12 September 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Bizzarrini Manta (1968)

Concept Car of the Week: Bizzarrini Manta (1968)

In the latter half of 1965, Giotto Bizzarrini began working on a racing car designed to compete with the Ford GT40, Ferrari 250P and the Porsche 906. Th...

05 September 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Honda J-VX (1997)

Concept Car of the Week: Honda J-VX (1997)

In 1997, in an effort to preserve its sporty image, Honda needed to bring new exciting models in its showrooms, to park alongside its mainstream Civics ...

29 August 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Pontiac Banshee (1964)

Concept Car of the Week: Pontiac Banshee (1964)

In 1964, the Pontiac Motor Division was headed John DeLorean, who would go on to become one of the automotive industry's most divisive figures. He belie...

22 August 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: IAD Venus (1989)

Concept Car of the Week: IAD Venus (1989)

In the late '80s, IAD had become one of the most reputable design and engineering companies worldwide. The team developed models such as the first Mazda...

15 August 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Mercedes F200 Imagination (1996)

Concept Car of the Week: Mercedes F200 Imagination (1996)

The F200 Imagination was designed at Mercedes' Advanced Design studio in Tokyo, in response to the question 'does the car of the future still have a ste...

08 August 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Nissan NX-21 (1983)

Concept Car of the Week: Nissan NX-21 (1983)

In the early 1980s, with the new millennium still seemingly an age away, Nissan Design America was tasked with imagining the family car of the future, w...

01 August 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Alfa Romeo Navajo (1976)

Concept Car of the Week: Alfa Romeo Navajo (1976)

In 1976, the space shuttle Enterprise was unveiled, Concorde made its first commercial flight and the Cray supercomputer went into service. These events...

25 July 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Renault Altica (2006)

Concept Car of the Week: Renault Altica (2006)

Back in 2006 Renault was still well into its design-leadership stride, if perhaps not for much longer. The Altica concept, shown at that year's Geneva m...

18 July 2014
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