The 2015 Chrysler 200's Interior Was Inspired By An Eames Chair

While walking the floor at the Detroit auto show, I caught up with Chrysler design chief/the automotive industry's resident badass Ralph Gilles about what was in designers' heads when approaching the redesigned 200. They found their inspiration in, among several other things, classic Eames lounge chairs. » 1/14/14 4:00pm 1/14/14 4:00pm

Watch SRT Boss Ralph Gilles Whip A Grand Cherokee Around The Circuit…

We're big fans of SRT chief Ralph Gilles for his no-nonsense style and purveyance of insanely powerful American cars. And like any responsible executive, he needs to sample his own wares from time to time — which is exactly what he does when he pilots this Jeep around Austin's Circuit of the Americas.  » 2/24/13 12:30pm 2/24/13 12:30pm

Ralph Gilles Calls Out Motor Trend Driver For Being Afraid Of The Viper

The magazine currently known as Motor Trend has essentially become Car Comparison Test To Upset Or Please Fanboys Monthly. I'm sure they create other kinds of content, but they've taken a common magazine schtick and made it the core of what they do. You didn't learn enough from the ATS v. 3 Series test? That's ok,… » 12/17/12 12:40pm 12/17/12 12:40pm

This Is Chrysler Chairman Sergio Marchionne's Badass Weekend Car

Judging by his perennially rumpled look, it's difficult to peg what sort personal car Chrysler-Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne would go for. But SRT president and designer Ralph Gilles leaked via Twitter that Il Commendatore di Chrysler opts for a snarling SRT Challenger on weekends. We approve. » 8/09/12 12:30pm 8/09/12 12:30pm

Ask SRT President And Designer Ralph Gilles Anything You Want About…

If you were born a gearhead, Ralph Gilles is essentially who you wanted to be when you grew up. Like most of us, Ralph started drawing cars when he was young, unlike most of us he turned that passion into a job at Chrysler where he became a break out star following the design of the company's extremely successful… » 7/26/12 1:15pm 7/26/12 1:15pm

Dodge Subcompact Car Design Rendering Shown In Chicago

At the same Chicagop Economic Club event where he announced the Fiat 500 goes on sale stateside this year, Dodge Brand CEO Ralph Giles showed a concept rendering of a fierce new sorta-Hornet-like Dodge subcompact expected to drop in 2013. » 2/15/10 10:30am 2/15/10 10:30am

Trevor "Apollo" Creed To Retire As Chrysler Design Chief, Gilles Promoted

Chrysler's design chief, Trevor "Apollo" Creed, has announced his retirement, staggering out of the ring and sending in Chrysler 300C and 2009 Dodge Ram designer Ralph Gilles as his Rocky-like replacement. A 23-year Chrysler veteran, Creed was responsible (in a managerial role) for production knockouts like the Dodge… » 8/19/08 10:40am 8/19/08 10:40am

6.4-Liter Hemi-Powered SR 392 Roadster SEMA Special To Hit Auction…

The SR 392 roadster, built by Quality Metalcraft's Michael Chetcuti and Chrysler's Mark Allen and Ralph Gilles, will be auctioned off in August at the the Russo & Steele car auction during the Monterey Historics. In case you've forgotten, the SR 392 concept made its debut in the Chrysler display at last year's SEMA show … » 7/31/08 1:00pm 7/31/08 1:00pm