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Ford’s Mustang was designed with Shelby in mind

Ford’s Mustang was designed with Shelby in mind

Going global for the 50-years anniversary meant the latest generation of the iconic Ford Mustang also had to be the greatest to date. And that includes having in mind the associated rollout of the equally legendary Shelby performance versions. Having to develop a sports car that will satisfy the needs […]

Ford’s GT – or how to make an iconic car even better

Ford’s GT – or how to make an iconic car even better

Whatever business you may consider, taking a successful product and creating its successor could be the most challenging situation. If you have the successor too close to the initial version it will loose appeal. Make it too different and people will say it’s an entirely different product. That means Moray […]

Open air Fiat 500 introduced by Castagna Milano

Open air Fiat 500 introduced by Castagna Milano

If we judge by the latest developments in the design studio business, you might say the sector is heading towards disaster – see Pininfarina’s almost certain sale towards India’s Mahindra&Mahindra. But there are still smaller design studios trying to make a living, even as their share of the market has […]

Lexus wants design to set it apart from the competition

Lexus wants design to set it apart from the competition

Toyota Motor Corp’s global design leader, Tokuo Fukuichi, has placed its bets on design to be the Japan automaker’s premium brand Lexus edge over its rivals – seeking to trademark the new ‘spindle grille’ signature styling. Tokuo Fukuichi serves in double duty roles, being not just the global design leader, […]

Report – India’s Mahindra close to Pininfarina purchase

Report – India’s Mahindra close to Pininfarina purchase

Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra, the country’s biggest producer of sport utility vehicles, is very close to sign a deal to acquire Italian design and engineering firm Pininfarina, according to the latest report. The sources that have knowledge of the matter, which opted to remain anonymous ahead of a public […]

Ford GT inspired designs going to Milan’s Furniture Fair

Ford GT inspired designs going to Milan’s Furniture Fair

Ford’s design team has apparently decided to take some time off from the trials and tribulations of automotive-related work, and instead take their design ideas that materialized into the GT, F-150 and Mustang to challenge Italy’s Milan furniture show. The Milan Furniture Fair will also have a Ford lounge that […]