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Song of the Car: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe 2.0
Welcome to Planet Cadillactica, a far-off galaxy where cars are creations from the past that feel like the future. The storied automaker's past has been celebrated by a new generation, who have transformed 1970s Cadillacs into works of unapologetic...
DESIGN
2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost
by Sue Mead Launched in 2009 as a slightly smaller luxury model within the Rolls-Royce line-up, the Ghost is positioned below the flagship Phantom. It rocketed the marque—known for opulence and magnificence—to “verticalized success,” as Rolls-Royce...
DESIGN
Test Drive: All-New 2015 Ford F-150
Until just a few days ago, the only people to have driven the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 were employees and select dealers of the storied American automaker. In fact, few outside of Detroit had even laid eyes on the truck. This fact helped make sense...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: First Look at the Mercedes-AMG GT
Today Mercedes-Benz and AMG announce their new supercar. The GT is the latest in a long line of super-charged and sporty vehicles from the car maker. We were lucky to have the chance to see the GT in action on the salt flats of the Bonneville Speedway...
DESIGN
Volvo's Inflatable Car-Seat Concept
There's no denying that the past 12 months have seen Volvo shake its former stereotype as a reflection of Sweden itself (safe, reliable, unremarkable perhaps) and replace it with a whole new appearance; one that now reflects Sweden's intangible coolness...
DESIGN
Highlights from the North American International Auto Show 2014
The North American International Auto Show, Detroit (known as NAIAS) always serves as a major platform for American brands, as well as for foreign brands who sell a lot of a specific model or manufacture them in the USA. The showcase also stands as...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: NYC Taxi of Tomorrow
Fulfilling a lifelong dream, we recently hit the streets in a brand new NYC Taxi from Nissan. While getting angry looks from disgruntled potential passengers as we flew by (with our available light on) we had a great time checking out all the new...
DESIGN
Interview: Shiro Nakamura of Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun
Auto designers are part of a very small community, and those who rise to the top to direct the design of an entire brand (or multiple brands) always intrigue us. By nature, these talented people command the attention of the designers that work for...
STYLE
Opening Ceremony SS14 Presentation
Every fashion week, editors and stylists take their seats to watch the unveiling of hundreds of designers' upcoming collections. There is variation in the style of runway shows and standing presentations—and certainly variation in content from season...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2014 Audi R8 V10 Spyder
Audi recently invited CH out to Southampton, NY on Long Island to take their new R8 V10 Spyder for a spin around the block. We accepted, as we rarely refuse to test the proficiency of local law enforcement and, with a top speed of around 197 mph...
CULTURE
Scene, by All: 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Our recent trip to Monterey Car Week—the prestigious assemblage of auto shows, rallies and auctions—once again delivered on its promise of unprecedented rarity, historic relic and inspirational car design. The pinnacle, 18 August 2013's Pebble Beach...
DESIGN
Interview: Ford Atlas Designers Gordon Platto and Aileen Barraza
We've admired the 2013 Ford Atlas Concept truck since its debut at Detroit's 2013 North American International Auto Show earlier this year. The Atlas makes a big statement about design, capability, fuel efficiency and technology that's certain to...
DESIGN
Test Drive: The All-New 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Mercedes-Benz's extensive and successful overhaul of the world's best-selling luxury sedan, the S-Class, aligns perfectly with their unwavering aspiration to be the best car in the world. With competition from all sides, demands from an ever-growing...
DESIGN
Luxury Production Vehicles: Mercedes-Benz GL350
After years of producing video behind the wheel of everything from a 15-passenger van to a cube truck, and shooting out the windows of innumerable Caravan and Town & Country minivans, we thought it might be interesting to see how some of the luxury...
DESIGN
Mondial de l'Automobile 2012: Concept Cars
The 2012 Paris Motor Show featured several auto makers flexing their design muscles on both production and concept vehicles. Here are our seven favorite models representing the best of imaginative European design. Peugeot Onyx A true concept car...
TECH
Urban Jungle
Leading up to the New York International Auto Show Land Rover celebrated 25 years in the U.S. by staging an "Urban Jungle" in a parking lot beneath the High Line in Manhattan. Decorated with buried taxis and vintage Rovers, the course features hills...
DESIGN
Ford Police Interceptors
When we visited Ford back in September 2011 for an exclusive preview of their new "Police Interceptors", we felt the story wasn't complete without getting behind the wheel, which we finally had the opportunity to do. The Sedan and the first pursuit...
DESIGN
Geneva Auto Show Themes
This year's International Auto Show in Geneva brought about design innovations and curious concepts hitting all different market segments. From customizable supercars to cute cabriolets, the following themes prevailed at the show. Bespoke Autos...
TECH
Test Drive: 2012 Fisker Karma
Those looking to spend $100,000 on a car have many options—excellent performance, coddling comfort, strong styling and luxury hybrids. The Fisker Karma EVer appeals to those who seek all of those, but are willing to meet somewhere in the...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Bentley
During a recent trip to England we were invited to tour Bentley's factory in Crewe and had the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at how these luxury powerhouses are put together from start to finish. The hands-on plant offered a wildly different...
DESIGN
Cadillac Ciel
Championing the glory of leisurely driving, Cadillac's stunning new open-air handcrafted concept car speaks to luxurious motoring while focusing on simplicity. There's no question that this car says that Cadillac can (after many years) once again...
DESIGN
Vintage Automobiles at Pebble Beach 2011
Pebble Beach is to vintage automobiles what the Superbowl is to football and Art Basel is to art fairs. The group of events, anchored by the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, include shows, auctions and races each presenting the most celebrated works...
TECH
Ferrari Campus Visit
After making the trip to Maranello, Italy to check out Ferrari's new Jean Nouvel-designed production facility and restaurant a year ago, we were lucky enough to be invited back for this year's World Design Contest in July 2011. This time we...
DESIGN
Vintage Mercedes Prototypes
As a recent guest at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, I fostered a new understanding and appreciation for the brand and its history. Inventors of the automobile, Daimler is constantly innovating and exploring new solutions for safety, comfort...
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