A concept car fulfills many important roles
in the automotive industry. Concepts can be
used by manufacturers to gauge public opinion
of a new model, or even an entire design philosophy.
Or they can be used as experimental design
projects, called styling exercises. Ultimately
vehicle manufacturers use concept cars to
push forward the boundary's of manufacturing
and production techniques, while showcasing
their more advanced technology.
Top racing drivers are also some of the worlds
top athletes. In order to cope with lap after
lap of G-forces, buffeting and wrenching at
the steering wheel top drivers train regularly
to improve their muscle tone, strength and
The Evolution of Trim
Trim has evolved over the years. And just
like fashion it follows trends. So where are
we at now, and where are we headed?
Find out what automotive tools are available
and what each one does using this handy glossary.
Birds understand speed limits, sort of
According to researchers birds take off from
the road at different distances to oncoming
cars depending on the speed limit, and not,
as you might think, depending on the speed
of the car.
When people talk about 'great cars' what exactly
do they mean? Great cars can come in all shapes
and sizes, from ultra exotic Ferrari's to
the lowly Beetle, so there is obviously no
exact formula to which a great car can be
Car Design History
Throughout the decades of car design there
have been many events and technological advances
which have helped bring about major design