Cars & Girls

Cars

" From the very beginning of motoring the female form has been used time and time again to sell, promote and market all things automotive. From the brolly dollies who parade on the starting grids of motorsport to the heel-clad promo "

Murcielago Schmurcielago

Cars

" Lamborghini released late last week the first photographs of a limited edition Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster. This hyper-exclusive hyper-roadster will include an uprated 6.5 litre V12 engine that produces 650 hp, along with permanent four-wheel drive. With 660 Nm of torque, performance "

Ecomodding

Cars

" It used to be that modifying cars meant extracting as much horsepower and visceral outrageousness as possible out of the steel and oil of a motor car. Since the early days of custom culture and drag racing at Bonneville, it "

Mclaren Gets Viral

Cars

"The F1 hype machine has well and truly cranked into life with the forthcoming season on the horizon. And in the true spirit of corporate collaboration, Vodaphone has teamed up with Lewis Hamilton and company to produce this clever piece "

San Diego to Santa Pod

Cars

" In 2005 Dreams of Legends, charted definitively Hot Rodding's place in popular culture. With each message of resource-depletion and angst about a petrol-free future, the world it that gave it birth looks more exotic and less easy to understand. It's an "

Audi Returns to the Oceans

Cars

" Design is all about evolution. In cars, the motorised carriage evolved into two, then three rectangular boxes. Following the process of natural selection in which the fittest designs survived, the three boxes where ironed out, organic forms replacing the angles "

Counterfeit Cars

Cars

" It's almost a cliché these days. Everybody knows that the Chinese are brilliant at reinterpreting Western technology and making it better than the original. In the same way that the postwar Japanese produced out of the ashes a world-dominating car "

AMC: Shakin’ dat (American) Ass

Cars Culture

" The American Motor Company, which came up with the highly attractive AMX GT concept in 1968, the shooting brake-style lines of which informed a generation of nearly-classic, never-quite-made-it American motors, was always troubled company. Why? It tried to bring innovative concepts "

Influx Social

Geneva 4 The Unveiling of (Another) Green Supercar

Cars

"The theme is clear at Geneva this year. Supercar platforms with the capability to run a variety of propulsion systems and fuels. The watchwords are technology, Innovation, efficiency and loads of other near incomprehensible technological terms that nobody has ever "

Geneva_3_Frazer Nash & Fabrizio Giugiaro

Cars

" Yet another rebirth of a brand: this time classic British marque Frazer-Nash. Behold the striking Namir (Arabic for Tiger), which has been unveiled today at Geneva. It's a hybrid electric with a 814cc endothermic rotary engine (whatever that means) with "

Aston Martin, Lagonda and the Masters of the Universe!

Cars

"[autoviewer id="37" width="500" height="375"] Pitching at least two bespoke products at a market populated exclusively by the Masters of the Universe, Aston Martin are reaching for the stratospheric high-end of a rapidly polarising car market. Aston Martin describe the One-77 "

Geneva 2009 Spotlights Great Design

Cars

"Despite the near universal gloom purveyed in the mainstream media, and daily apocalyptica emanating from commentary on the auto industry, the Geneva Motor Show opens its doors to press today. Early dispatches point to a predictably hair-shirt-like attitude in the "

The French Touch

Cars

" You have to hand it to Renault. Though they’ve had only mixed success in both the worlds of motorsport and production cars over the last few years, they keep on coming up with cars that look stunning and drive "

Friday Lunchtime Semiotics

Bikes Culture

"We're becoming a little obsessed with deconstructing the way cars are marketed and advertised. It's clear to us that by studying the way cars are represented by the hipsters in slick haircuts is the best way to tease out stuff "

The Dreams of a Little Cortina

Cars

" It was a scorcher the day my Grandad picked up his new car. He had been telling me stories at bedtime about the little Cortina for what seemed my entire life. He would make up adventures for the cheeky little "

Cool Caravans?

Culture

"Caravans get a bad press, particularly from people whose passion is motoring. When you look at it objectively, they should be a good idea. You get to experience the freedom of the open road without having to spend appalling nights "