The most important Lamborghini that never was

This is not a cutaway illustration. It’s the Marzal, the most important Lamborghini that never was. The love child of 50 square feet of glass and half a Miura engine, it was the epitome of Lamborghini’s pre-supercar design philosophy. Last month, the only one made was sold for $2.1 million. » 6/16/11 10:30am 6/16/11 10:30am

Just One of the Countach’s Many Weird Windows

When Marcello Gandini inoculated fantasy spaceship design into cars, he had bigger things to worry about than rear visibility. Like scissor doors. This window looks straight into an air intake. Like we care. It's a Countach! Photo: Axel Griesinger » 12/06/10 1:00pm 12/06/10 1:00pm

The Origin Of Lambo Doors

Now installed on everything from European superminis to SEMA tuners, the Lambo-style scissor doors were first featured on Marcello Gandini’s gorgeous 1968 Bertone Carabo concept. » 8/10/10 2:00pm 8/10/10 2:00pm

Acura ZDX: Design, Deconstructed

Well into the second century of the automobile, new vehicles can't help but be a portmanteau of earlier designs. Even those that believe they're a new segment. Let’s see some of the recently-revealed Acura ZDX’s forefathers. » 8/18/09 9:00am 8/18/09 9:00am

How The Stile Bertone Mantide Got Angular Rear Wheelarches

When Jason Castriota left Pininfarina for Bertone, it was like switching to Coke after a lifetime of Pepsi. Let’s examine a design element he’s started using that’s alien to Pininfarina but essential to Bertone. » 5/07/09 2:30pm 5/07/09 2:30pm

The Perfect Family Cars are Made in Italy With V12s Up Front

You don’t necessarily have to consign yourself to minivan hell when you have kids. Lamborghinis and Ferraris make for lovely ways to transport a growing family. Here’s how. » 4/23/09 4:30pm 4/23/09 4:30pm