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You can double the cost of these cars by piling on the options

According to Wikilenders, it's sometimes possible to more than double the base price of a new car by loading up with options.

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You can double the cost of these cars by piling on the options originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 13 May 2017 14:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Transferring the Design Language of Classic Game Consoles to Cars

Something like this should be an assignment at every industrial design program–and it was conceived of by a used car dealer in the UK. The imaginative folks over at Jennings Ford Direct have commissioned an unknown designer to render “8 Classic Game Consoles Redesigned as Cars,” whereby s/he essentially transfers the design language from one series of objects onto another:

Atari 2600

Atari brought the arcade experience to your home in the early 1980s. With its faux-wood panelling and chunky black chassis, you’ll be eager to flick that satisfying ‘On’ lever in our street level version.

NES

The NES car is inspired equally by the early Nintendo’s blocky 8-bit graphics and the boxy console itself. Just as the Nintendo Entertainment System took gaming from geek territory into family pastime, you’ll be able to fit the whole tribe into this one!

Sega Genesis/Megadrive

The Sega Genesis, or Megadrive as it was known outside of North America, dragged console culture into the 16-bit age. The machine that gave us Sonic the Hedgehog was a sleeker number than its predecessors. You’ll want to get its pacy automobile equivalent onto the open road to put it to the test.

Playstation 2

With a 128-bit, 294 Mhz Emotion Engine running under the hood, Sony’s breakthrough games machine is the godfather of 21st century consoles. Just one look at the powerful Playstation car will tell you that now we mean business.

Gamecube

Nintendo’s PS2-rival was a prettier machine both inside and out. The superior graphics of the games were matched by the elegant indigo box that powered them. The vehicular version is similarly elegant – and easy to park!

Game Boy Color

It’s funny to think that the graphics of handheld consoles used to be in black and white. Sega and Atari both beat Nintendo off the mark when it came to producing a color screen – but when the Game Boy Color arrived, its batteries had far better staying power. The Game Boy car, therefore, is a neat little runaround that’ll keep going as long as you need it.

Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 introduced console gaming as we know it today. With its superior graphics, built-in hard drive, DVD player, web access and usb ports, the machine is ready to communicate with the outside world. We reckon this makes the car version just about ‘driverless’-ready – and versatile enough for town, arena, and off-road.

Nintendo Switch

Finally consoles have gone truly mobile: the Switch is a powerful home console that you can pick up and play on the go. Naturally, its car version is a sporty 2-seater that looks like it’s ready for anything!

If you were an ID professor giving this assignment, what two object categories would you have your students connect? Assume that it’s an exercise and not practical. I’d like to see mid century modern superyachts, modernist farm tractors and Memphis-style exercise machines.


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Transferring the Design Language of Classic Game Consoles to Cars

Something like this should be an assignment at every industrial design program–and it was conceived of by a used car dealer in the UK. The imaginative folks over at Jennings Ford Direct have commissioned an unknown designer to render “8 Classic Game Consoles Redesigned as Cars,” whereby s/he essentially transfers the design language from one series of objects onto another:

Atari 2600

Atari brought the arcade experience to your home in the early 1980s. With its faux-wood panelling and chunky black chassis, you’ll be eager to flick that satisfying ‘On’ lever in our street level version.

NES

The NES car is inspired equally by the early Nintendo’s blocky 8-bit graphics and the boxy console itself. Just as the Nintendo Entertainment System took gaming from geek territory into family pastime, you’ll be able to fit the whole tribe into this one!

Sega Genesis/Megadrive

The Sega Genesis, or Megadrive as it was known outside of North America, dragged console culture into the 16-bit age. The machine that gave us Sonic the Hedgehog was a sleeker number than its predecessors. You’ll want to get its pacy automobile equivalent onto the open road to put it to the test.

Playstation 2

With a 128-bit, 294 Mhz Emotion Engine running under the hood, Sony’s breakthrough games machine is the godfather of 21st century consoles. Just one look at the powerful Playstation car will tell you that now we mean business.

Gamecube

Nintendo’s PS2-rival was a prettier machine both inside and out. The superior graphics of the games were matched by the elegant indigo box that powered them. The vehicular version is similarly elegant – and easy to park!

Game Boy Color

It’s funny to think that the graphics of handheld consoles used to be in black and white. Sega and Atari both beat Nintendo off the mark when it came to producing a color screen – but when the Game Boy Color arrived, its batteries had far better staying power. The Game Boy car, therefore, is a neat little runaround that’ll keep going as long as you need it.

Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 introduced console gaming as we know it today. With its superior graphics, built-in hard drive, DVD player, web access and usb ports, the machine is ready to communicate with the outside world. We reckon this makes the car version just about ‘driverless’-ready – and versatile enough for town, arena, and off-road.

Nintendo Switch

Finally consoles have gone truly mobile: the Switch is a powerful home console that you can pick up and play on the go. Naturally, its car version is a sporty 2-seater that looks like it’s ready for anything!

If you were an ID professor giving this assignment, what two object categories would you have your students connect? Assume that it’s an exercise and not practical. I’d like to see mid century modern superyachts, modernist farm tractors and Memphis-style exercise machines.


Core77

Transferring the Design Language of Classic Game Consoles to Cars

Something like this should be an assignment at every industrial design program–and it was conceived of by a used car dealer in the UK. The imaginative folks over at Jennings Ford Direct have commissioned an unknown designer to render “8 Classic Game Consoles Redesigned as Cars,” whereby s/he essentially transfers the design language from one series of objects onto another:

Atari 2600

Atari brought the arcade experience to your home in the early 1980s. With its faux-wood panelling and chunky black chassis, you’ll be eager to flick that satisfying ‘On’ lever in our street level version.

NES

The NES car is inspired equally by the early Nintendo’s blocky 8-bit graphics and the boxy console itself. Just as the Nintendo Entertainment System took gaming from geek territory into family pastime, you’ll be able to fit the whole tribe into this one!

Sega Genesis/Megadrive

The Sega Genesis, or Megadrive as it was known outside of North America, dragged console culture into the 16-bit age. The machine that gave us Sonic the Hedgehog was a sleeker number than its predecessors. You’ll want to get its pacy automobile equivalent onto the open road to put it to the test.

Playstation 2

With a 128-bit, 294 Mhz Emotion Engine running under the hood, Sony’s breakthrough games machine is the godfather of 21st century consoles. Just one look at the powerful Playstation car will tell you that now we mean business.

Gamecube

Nintendo’s PS2-rival was a prettier machine both inside and out. The superior graphics of the games were matched by the elegant indigo box that powered them. The vehicular version is similarly elegant – and easy to park!

Game Boy Color

It’s funny to think that the graphics of handheld consoles used to be in black and white. Sega and Atari both beat Nintendo off the mark when it came to producing a color screen – but when the Game Boy Color arrived, its batteries had far better staying power. The Game Boy car, therefore, is a neat little runaround that’ll keep going as long as you need it.

Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 introduced console gaming as we know it today. With its superior graphics, built-in hard drive, DVD player, web access and usb ports, the machine is ready to communicate with the outside world. We reckon this makes the car version just about ‘driverless’-ready – and versatile enough for town, arena, and off-road.

Nintendo Switch

Finally consoles have gone truly mobile: the Switch is a powerful home console that you can pick up and play on the go. Naturally, its car version is a sporty 2-seater that looks like it’s ready for anything!

If you were an ID professor giving this assignment, what two object categories would you have your students connect? Assume that it’s an exercise and not practical. I’d like to see mid century modern superyachts, modernist farm tractors and Memphis-style exercise machines.


Core77

Transferring the Design Language of Classic Game Consoles to Cars

Something like this should be an assignment at every industrial design program–and it was conceived of by a used car dealer in the UK. The imaginative folks over at Jennings Ford Direct have commissioned an unknown designer to render “8 Classic Game Consoles Redesigned as Cars,” whereby s/he essentially transfers the design language from one series of objects onto another:

Atari 2600

Atari brought the arcade experience to your home in the early 1980s. With its faux-wood panelling and chunky black chassis, you’ll be eager to flick that satisfying ‘On’ lever in our street level version.

NES

The NES car is inspired equally by the early Nintendo’s blocky 8-bit graphics and the boxy console itself. Just as the Nintendo Entertainment System took gaming from geek territory into family pastime, you’ll be able to fit the whole tribe into this one!

Sega Genesis/Megadrive

The Sega Genesis, or Megadrive as it was known outside of North America, dragged console culture into the 16-bit age. The machine that gave us Sonic the Hedgehog was a sleeker number than its predecessors. You’ll want to get its pacy automobile equivalent onto the open road to put it to the test.

Playstation 2

With a 128-bit, 294 Mhz Emotion Engine running under the hood, Sony’s breakthrough games machine is the godfather of 21st century consoles. Just one look at the powerful Playstation car will tell you that now we mean business.

Gamecube

Nintendo’s PS2-rival was a prettier machine both inside and out. The superior graphics of the games were matched by the elegant indigo box that powered them. The vehicular version is similarly elegant – and easy to park!

Game Boy Color

It’s funny to think that the graphics of handheld consoles used to be in black and white. Sega and Atari both beat Nintendo off the mark when it came to producing a color screen – but when the Game Boy Color arrived, its batteries had far better staying power. The Game Boy car, therefore, is a neat little runaround that’ll keep going as long as you need it.

Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 introduced console gaming as we know it today. With its superior graphics, built-in hard drive, DVD player, web access and usb ports, the machine is ready to communicate with the outside world. We reckon this makes the car version just about ‘driverless’-ready – and versatile enough for town, arena, and off-road.

Nintendo Switch

Finally consoles have gone truly mobile: the Switch is a powerful home console that you can pick up and play on the go. Naturally, its car version is a sporty 2-seater that looks like it’s ready for anything!

If you were an ID professor giving this assignment, what two object categories would you have your students connect? Assume that it’s an exercise and not practical. I’d like to see mid century modern superyachts, modernist farm tractors and Memphis-style exercise machines.


Core77

How to Get an Automatic Reminder to Fill Up Your Car’s Gas Tank When It’s Low

Your gas light comes on right after you pass your favorite gas station on the way home. That’s okay, you’ll fill up in the morning, right? Except you know you’re going to forget. If you’re using Dash with an OBD-II adapter, you can set a reminder so you know when you need to fill up.

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The sexiest Italian cars of the Geneva Motor Show

We curate the sexiest Italian cars from the Geneva Motor Show, with examples from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pininfarina, and more.

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The sexiest Italian cars of the Geneva Motor Show originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Observe the Details of the “Mad Max: Fury Road” Cars in Studio Lighting, Prior to Their On-Screen Destruction

As Ralph Gilles put it, the challenge an auto designer faces is to create a vehicle now that will still look relevant ten years into the future. The potential reward is to have produced an enduring piece of design that will be experienced and remembered by millions.

Production Designer Colin Gibson had a very different task: To design vehicles that looked relevant a century or more into the future, and which would not endure, but would be destroyed by explosions and impacts. Gibson was tasked with designing the vehicles for Mad Max: Fury Road, working within the fantastical world of director George Miller’s dystopian, post-nuclear-holocaust vision.

Though most of these vehicles were spectacularly transformed into scrap during filming, thankfully photographer John Platt was invited to document them in their unscathed form prior to shooting. So here we have a view of these cars as you’ve never seen them, in a jarringly-clean and well-lit studio environment, allowing you to observe their details.

Given the opportunity to pore over the photos, it’s interesting to see how Gibson visually distinguished the vehicles of the two warring tribes the movie centers around. The bulk of the rigs driven by Immortan Joe’s War Boys are brutally functional muscle cars bristling with projectile weapons and skinned in a paradoxical mixture of rust and gleaming chrome. As seen in the movie, they operate out of a central base where the vehicles are serviced and maintained.

In contrast, Furiosa’s all-female Vuvalini clan are nomads, endlessly wandering and with no central base. I can only guess that Gibson studied the kit of horsebound Native Americans and yurt-dwelling Mongols; the Vuvalini’s vehicles, all two-wheelers, are covered in well-worn textiles, with nary a bit of chrome to be seen.

You can see tons more of Platt’s shots here.

Via Geek Tyrant


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Observe the Details of the “Mad Max: Fury Road” Cars in Studio Lighting, Prior to Their On-Screen Destruction

As Ralph Gilles put it, the challenge an auto designer faces is to create a vehicle now that will still look relevant ten years into the future. The potential reward is to have produced an enduring piece of design that will be experienced and remembered by millions.

Production Designer Colin Gibson had a very different task: To design vehicles that looked relevant a century or more into the future, and which would not endure, but would be destroyed by explosions and impacts. Gibson was tasked with designing the vehicles for Mad Max: Fury Road, working within the fantastical world of director George Miller’s dystopian, post-nuclear-holocaust vision.

Though most of these vehicles were spectacularly transformed into scrap during filming, thankfully photographer John Platt was invited to document them in their unscathed form prior to shooting. So here we have a view of these cars as you’ve never seen them, in a jarringly-clean and well-lit studio environment, allowing you to observe their details.

Given the opportunity to pore over the photos, it’s interesting to see how Gibson visually distinguished the vehicles of the two warring tribes the movie centers around. The bulk of the rigs driven by Immortan Joe’s War Boys are brutally functional muscle cars bristling with projectile weapons and skinned in a paradoxical mixture of rust and gleaming chrome. As seen in the movie, they operate out of a central base where the vehicles are serviced and maintained.

In contrast, Furiosa’s all-female Vuvalini clan are nomads, endlessly wandering and with no central base. I can only guess that Gibson studied the kit of horsebound Native Americans and yurt-dwelling Mongols; the Vuvalini’s vehicles, all two-wheelers, are covered in well-worn textiles, with nary a bit of chrome to be seen.

You can see tons more of Platt’s shots here.

Via Geek Tyrant


Core77

Observe the Details of the “Mad Max: Fury Road” Cars in Studio Lighting, Prior to Their On-Screen Destruction

As Ralph Gilles put it, the challenge an auto designer faces is to create a vehicle now that will still look relevant ten years into the future. The potential reward is to have produced an enduring piece of design that will be experienced and remembered by millions.

Production Designer Colin Gibson had a very different task: To design vehicles that looked relevant a century or more into the future, and which would not endure, but would be destroyed by explosions and impacts. Gibson was tasked with designing the vehicles for Mad Max: Fury Road, working within the fantastical world of director George Miller’s dystopian, post-nuclear-holocaust vision.

Though most of these vehicles were spectacularly transformed into scrap during filming, thankfully photographer John Platt was invited to document them in their unscathed form prior to shooting. So here we have a view of these cars as you’ve never seen them, in a jarringly-clean and well-lit studio environment, allowing you to observe their details.

Given the opportunity to pore over the photos, it’s interesting to see how Gibson visually distinguished the vehicles of the two warring tribes the movie centers around. The bulk of the rigs driven by Immortan Joe’s War Boys are brutally functional muscle cars bristling with projectile weapons and skinned in a paradoxical mixture of rust and gleaming chrome. As seen in the movie, they operate out of a central base where the vehicles are serviced and maintained.

In contrast, Furiosa’s all-female Vuvalini clan are nomads, endlessly wandering and with no central base. I can only guess that Gibson studied the kit of horsebound Native Americans and yurt-dwelling Mongols; the Vuvalini’s vehicles, all two-wheelers, are covered in well-worn textiles, with nary a bit of chrome to be seen.

You can see tons more of Platt’s shots here.

Via Geek Tyrant


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Tesla’s big Autopilot update is now active on newer cars

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Not all of the Enhanced Autopilot features will necessarily be active right away.

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Lego’s full-sized Batmobile is one of the coolest cars at the Detroit Auto Show

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The sheer size is amazing.

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Uber will keep testing self-driving cars in SF without a permit

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Uber doesn’t think it needs a self-driving permit in San Francisco because its cars won’t operate without a human operator seated at the wheel.

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Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla Model 3 solar roof option likely, Zipcar offers free cars on election night

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Musk says there’ll “probably” be a solar roof option for the Model 3. Zipcar wants to help users vote. 90% of Nissan Leaf owners live in “No Charge To Charge” cities.

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Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla Model 3 solar roof option likely, Zipcar offers free cars on election night

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Musk says there’ll “probably” be a solar roof option for the Model 3. Zipcar wants to help users vote. 90% of Nissan Leaf owners live in “No Charge To Charge” cities.

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The Grand Tour demolished 27 cars and drove over 1.4 billion miles

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We know Clarkson loves to exaggerate, but that’s an insane number.

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SEMA Honda Civic show cars prove the model’s continuing tuner appeal

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The versatile Civic shows its stripes at SEMA.

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