Design Essays

JLR and the Institute of Ideas ask: Are we ready for driverless cars?

JLR and the Institute of Ideas ask: Are we ready for driverless cars?

Peter Stevens reports from a day of discussions surrounding the industry's hottest topic

16 February 2016
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Is this one of the very best Pininfarina concept cars? By Peter Stevens

Is this one of the very best Pininfarina concept cars? By Peter Stevens

Tracing Abarth's impact on design since the 1969 Turin Motor Show

19 October 2015
Are automobiles tools or toys? by Peter Stevens

Are automobiles tools or toys? by Peter Stevens

Are carmakers doing it right when it comes to creating fun sportscars?

12 October 2015
What is the likely effect of the emissions testing scandal on car designers?

What is the likely effect of the emissions testing scandal on car designers?

Peter Stevens covers everything a designer needs to know about defeat devices, testing regulations and more

29 September 2015
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Icona Design brings Turin to Shanghai [sponsored article]

Icona Design brings Turin to Shanghai [sponsored article]

Icona takes the traditions of the great Italian design studios and transplants them to a new, alternative marketplace – China

23 September 2015
'The design is in the detail' by Peter Stevens

'The design is in the detail' by Peter Stevens

A closer look at how well-resolved design details can make all the difference

01 September 2015
The Lotus Elan from the Type 26 to the 2010 Paris Show concept by Peter Stevens Pt3

The Lotus Elan from the Type 26 to the 2010 Paris Show concept by Peter Stevens Pt3

Bringing the Elan story up to date, from the late-80s to 2010's Paris Motor Show concept

17 August 2015
Lotus Elan from the Type 26 to the 2010 Paris Motor Show concept by Peter Stevens Pt2

Lotus Elan from the Type 26 to the 2010 Paris Motor Show concept by Peter Stevens Pt2

'New Elan' finally reaches production, but not before yet more internal conflict

03 August 2015
The Lotus Elan from the Type 26 to the 2010 Paris Motor Show concept by Peter Stevens

The Lotus Elan from the Type 26 to the 2010 Paris Motor Show concept by Peter Stevens

Part one of the history of Lotus' sports car from its beginnings to the most-recent Paris show concept

20 July 2015
Designing the virtual car. A real or imagined product? By Peter Stevens

Designing the virtual car. A real or imagined product? By Peter Stevens

Reliving the process of creating a supercar for Captain Scarlet

29 June 2015