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Ed Welburn

Retiring GM design chief Ed Welburn on his greatest achievements

The man responsible for the Chevrolet Corvette and recently revealed Vauxhall GT concept will retire after 44 years at General Motors

29 June 2016
News
Bentley future of luxury

Bentley previews future design direction with autonomous limo

Crewe-based car maker shows how its luxury limousines might look in 2036 and lays out vision of how forthcoming new models will look

16 March 2016
News
Design
Fisker Force 1 teaser

Henrik Fisker sues Aston Martin for $100 million in damages

Ex-Aston Martin design boss opens lawsuit in response to British car maker’s demands for the cancellation of the Fisker Force 1 launch

5 January 2016
News
Design
Bentley stone veneer

Bentley uses 200-million-year-old stone to create bespoke dash veneer

Continentals and Flying Spurs finished by custom coachbuilder Mulliner are now available with stone veneer sourced from India

4 January 2016
News
Design
The first BMW Art Car - a 1975 3.0 CSL - created by Alexander Calder

40 years of BMW Art Cars - picture special

This year is the 40th anniversary of BMW 'Art Cars'. We take a look back at the German creations given unique treatment by flamboyant artists

29 May 2015
News
Design
The Ford GT interior was one of the first developed under Ford's new design philosophy

Ford to use brain scans as part of future interior design projects

Eye tracking and live brain scans will help Ford designers with next-generation interior design work

19 March 2015
News
Design
BMW opens ‘The Mini Story’ in Munich
BMW’s newly created five-door original Mini is on display at the Munich Mini exhibition alongside the new five-door Mini.

BMW opens ‘The Mini Story’ in Munich - picture special

History of the iconic brand detailed in new exhibition with concepts and production cars

2 December 2014
News
Design
Mazda appoints new British design director
Peter Birtwhistle is retiring after 26 years with Mazda's design department

Mazda appoints new British design director

Kevin Rose to replace Peter Birtwhistle as design director of Mazda Motor Europe from the start of next month

18 August 2014
News
Design
Bentley could revisit coachbuilding heritage with bespoke car division
Bentley is exploring the idea of a bespoke car-building division

Bentley could revisit coachbuilding heritage with bespoke car division

British manufacturer interested in building one-off vehicles to customers' individual designs, echoing the company's early days

9 July 2014
News
Design
New Renault Twingo - exclusive picture gallery
Renault's Csaba Wittinger discusses the new Twingo with Autocar's Steve Cropley

New Renault Twingo - exclusive picture gallery

The designer whose early sketches inspired the shape of the new Renault Twingo explains the philosophy and packaging behind the clever city car

17 June 2014
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