The Modular Car Of My Dreams Was Made Back In 1982

Earlier this month, I wrote about how much I liked the idea of flexible, modular cars, and how I thought they should, you know, exist. It turns out something very much like I was imagining did exist, at least in concept form, back in 1982. It was the ItalDesign Capsula, and I think I love it. » 3/17/15 10:00pm 3/17/15 10:00pm

Was The Subaru SVX Design Stolen?

The Subaru SVX remains one of the most distinctive Subarus ever built, and was full of exciting details that made it seem a bit like someone stole a little commuter spaceship from the year 2163. But how much of that look is original, and how much came from a 1985 concept car? » 8/12/13 10:01am 8/12/13 10:01am

This Is Not A Fiat X1/9 By Bertone

It's much better! You see, Giorgetto Giugiaro started experimenting with a replacement for the Karmann Ghia not long after the Type 34 was introduced in 1961. This open-top wonder came a decade later. » 4/17/13 2:30pm 4/17/13 2:30pm

The Best Giorgetto Giugiaro Designs

Giorgetto Giugiaro. Now repeat it three times. Got it? It's one of the biggest names in the business, but don't blame him for switching to the more user friendly Italdesign in 1968. Before doing that though, he also created some beautiful shapes at Bertone and Ghia. After all, they don't name someone Car designer of… » 12/03/12 2:00pm 12/03/12 2:00pm

Batman hits French Riviera in his ItalDesign Aztec

In his prolific design career, Giorgetto Giugiaro never made vehicles for either Star Wars or Batman, but his Aztec concept from 1988 could have featured in both. Isolated from the cockpit by a wall, there is nobody to hear the screams of one’s passenger when the Aztec’s rally-derived mechanics—a five-cylinder, 200 hp… » 6/09/11 1:40pm 6/09/11 1:40pm

Giugiaro pens future Volkswagen Golf, Polo

Two concepts from Volkswagen-owned design house Italdesign Giugiaro, leaked via European patents, show off a future design for a Golf/Scirocco-sized vehicle and a Polo-sized vehicle. » 2/22/11 12:30pm 2/22/11 12:30pm

Are The Sultan Of Brunei's Cars In Singapore?

The Noah's Ark of untouched supercars we identified yesterday as belonging to the Sultan of Brunei may actually be in Singapore, despite being sold by some Kiwis. » 11/11/10 10:00am 11/11/10 10:00am

Who Is Selling The Sultan Of Brunei's Cars?

A broker is selling 25 Ferraris, three Lamborghinis, and a Cizeta, among other rare supercars. All are unregistered with delivery mileage only, which means they almost certainly belong to the Sultan of Brunei. Who is selling the Sultan's cars? » 11/10/10 12:00pm 11/10/10 12:00pm

Frazer-Nash Namir by Giugiaro: World's Fastest Hybrid... Concept

The Frazer-Nash Namir by Giugiaro claims to be the world's fastest hybrid. The car unveiled in Geneva is a 187 MPH missile miserly enough to run on vapors. How fitting. » 3/03/09 12:00pm 3/03/09 12:00pm

1970 Porsche Tapiro Concept

Does the BMW M1 Homage concept we saw yesterday try just a little too hard to impress? Does a bear shit in the woods? The gaping maw of modern styling is chewing through heritage designs at an astonishing rate, and starting to look at eras not often remembered fondly for its great cars. Just because the malaise era… » 4/28/08 1:40pm 4/28/08 1:40pm

Giugiaro Continues To Tease, Releases Another Mystery Concept Photo…

Giugiaro has released another teaser image of its forthcoming Geneva concept car. So far nameless, commenter Mark Miller has made an educated guess that it'll be called Quaranta - Italian for forty. 2008 is ItalDesign's 40th birthday. We also predict some sort of hypothetical green power plant, you know the kind that… » 2/25/08 8:45am 2/25/08 8:45am

Maserati Bora

With last weeks whopping, landslide inclusion of the McLaren F1 (96.8% yes) we asked ourselves, "How many more hot-shit performance monsters do we really need in this here Fantasy Garage?" Along with the F1, we've got the king of the world Veyron and the over-performing Ford GT. We've even (somehow) still got the RUF… » 12/05/07 12:00pm 12/05/07 12:00pm

Geneva Showcase: Giugiaro VAD.HO

What happens when a famous Italian design house builds a conceptual two seater around BMW's Hydrogen 7 motor? Hilarity is bound to ensue. Actually, ItalDesign-Giugiaro's VAD.HO concept is less hilarious than future-slick. It looks like one of those Pinewood Derby cars built by some kid's dad who works at NASA. It's… » 3/06/07 7:41am 3/06/07 7:41am

The Most Beautiful Ford in the World: 1967-68 Ford OSI 20m TS

While our American parents were smoking dope in the back of their Mustangs and blasting the Beach Boys, our hipper, richer European parents were blasting the Beach Boys and smoking dope in the backs of these Italian-bodied hotties. OSI, located in Turin, was an Italian Design firm that bent metal for companies such… » 12/11/06 12:00pm 12/11/06 12:00pm

Jalopnik Late-Night: Photo Fun With Autoblog Frank!

That's me, half-loaded, pretending to share a laugh with the master of retrofuturism, J Mays, at the Italdesign Giugiaro Mustang launch party. I'm apologizing in advance about the chest hair. When I drink, I get warm. And Ford was handing out the free booze, not me... » 12/07/06 11:16pm 12/07/06 11:16pm