We love a good wood-rimmed Nardi steering wheel, wooden dashboard, and sporty instrumentation as much as you do, but there’s something to be appreciated with classic and very fashion-forward interiors produced by Citroën from the ’50s until the mid-to-late ’70s. So what makes these odd-looking designs appealing even today?
/ 21 Jul 2015
To start at the beginning, we need to go back to my favourite Scalextric car, the Fly Saudi-liveried Williams of the early ’80s. Many a brotherly fight occurred if my younger sibling thought he could race it when I wasn't there, and from then on I became a devout Williams follower. At the top of the list? “Red 5”.
/ 15 Jul 2015
I’ve always been intrigued with the stark differences between how concept cars are treated around the world, with Italian supercars often partially covered by an attractive model, and early ’50s American concepts showing a glimpse of life that never quite happened. Here are some of my favorites.
“Wedge styling” is more-or-less self-explanatory; merely the mention of the term brings to mind images of periscopico Lamborghinis, Stratos Zero Lancias, and Boomerang Maseratis. Arrowhead-shaped cars, so pointed in their execution that any modern designer attempting to copy them would end up entangled in a web of pedestrian safety regulations.The wedge trend wasn’t popular long after the 1970s: Like the shark fin it was said to mimic, wedge styling surfaced, peaked, and slid beneath the waves again in under a decade.But there was a last straggler, one lone instance of wedge styling that broke free of the ‘70s: The DeLorean DMC-12
"I wanted to win in a green car…" Stirling Moss, Amelia Island, Florida, 2015.
I am writing these words soon after hearing legendary racing driver Sir Stirling Moss utter them. At the time, they rang as both a strong nod to his own patriotism as well as a call to action in appreciation of a fantastic color: green.
/ 16 Jan 2015
Earlier last year, we shared Sumner Norman's Mini, but as it's the new year, we wanted to reflect on some of our favorite stories. So we've created a Petrolicious infographic that is chock full of interesting tidbits about the iconic car. For instance, did you know that the Mini was the first British car to sell over one million models?
/ 2 Jan 2015
It's been a while since we first shared Holger Schubert's Ferrari 512 BBi, but as it's the new year, we wanted to reflect on some of our favorite stories. So we've created a Petrolicious infographic that is chock full of interesting tidbits about the iconic car. For instance, did you know that only 387 of the first-generation 365BBs were ever built?
By / 26 Dec 2014
Italian liqueur-maker Campari is internationally famous for its popular aperitif, but it’s equally renowned for its love of modern design. The company has created some of the most iconic and timeless advertisement campaigns by working with the world’s best artists and designers for over 150 years.
/ 19 Dec 2014
In conjunction with yesterday's Audi Sport Quattro feature, we wanted to share more information about these wonderful rally monsters. So we've created a Petrolicious infographic that is chock full of interesting tidbits about the iconic car. For instance, did you know that only 224 short-wheelbase homologation specials were ever built?
Based on the Fiat 600's floorpan, the Fiat-Abarth 750 GT Zagato "double bubble" was Abarth's aerodynamic, performance version of Fiat's diminutive coupe. It made its debut at the 1958 Torino Motor Show and went on sale the following year as a continuation of Abarth's 750 series. But this 750 was different as it was fitted with a 750cc Bialbero (DOHC) engine and featured an aluminum body styled by Zagato.