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Interview: McLaren Automotive Chief Designer Robert Melville
by Michael Frank McLaren is a race car company that has slowly morphed into making cars for consumers. The present-day voices behind the iconic British brand might shed a softer light on this transition, but like Ferrari before it, the driving force...
DESIGN
Six Design Details from Cadillac's New CT6
For the last time Cadillac has to leave its headquarters in Detroit to attend the New York Auto Show. By this time next year the brand will be fully situated in their new NYC headquarters, marking a very big shift in company's desire to be a global...
DESIGN
Lincoln Reveals the Continental Concept
Unveiled today the Lincoln Continental Concept is an impressive work of automotive design that deftly balances heritage with bringing the brand into the future. This modern swagger is the kind of momentum we've been waiting to see from the brand...
DESIGN
The Language of Tape Design
When you think about automobile design, clay probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. From sketches on paper to refined 3D renderings made in CAD, the design remains almost solely in theory until the team moves to a clay model. Modelers...
DESIGN
The 2015 Ford Mustang
How do you design the next version of an American classic? Nearly 50 years since its introduction and more than nine million cars later, the Ford Mustang is one of very few cars to be in continuous production for more than five decades. It’s also...
DESIGN
Interview: Ian Callum of Jaguar
by Joe Richardson Following the global premiere of the new Jaguar F-Type Coupe—which was widely considered the star of the LA Auto Show—CH spoke with its Design Chief, Ian Callum. He told us about the car that he says “returns Jaguar to its spiritual...
DESIGN
Pick a Porsche
by Katharine Erwin "I never understood someone who says, I want the blue car with the beige interior and buys the black car with a grey interior. I never get that, but it happens all the time." These are the words of Sascha Glaeser, the US manager...
DESIGN
Renault Twin'Z by Ross Lovegrove
The Twin'Z was unveiled at La Triennale during Milan Design Week as the fifth concept car in Renault's six-petal "cycle of life." The car represents the "Play" petal, embodying the theme with a silhouette and material construction reminiscent of...
DESIGN
Detroit Electric SP:01
by Nicole Rupersburg As the automotive capital of the world, Detroit is known for the Big Three—GM, Ford and Chrysler. But a new player in town, Detroit Electric, aims to make a name for electric automotive in the Motor City. The name pays homage...
DESIGN
Interview: Victor Muller on the Spyker B6 Venator
By Josh Rubin and Evan Orensten "For the tenacious, no road is impossible." So goes the Spyker motto, a saying that has taken on new meaning with this week's unveiling of the Spyker B6 Venator at the 2013 Genenva International Motor Show. Designed...
CULTURE
CH Luminaries
In a nod to the tradition propagated by the Oscars, we decided to take time to acknowledge the most influential figures in our sphere that have passed away in the last year. While this list is in no way exhaustive—from music to art and design...