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11Volkswagen building Beetle Shark Cage in honor of Shark Week [w/video]

What do sharks and the Volkswagen Beetle have in common? No, this isn't a joke. We can't really come up with any uncontrived correlations, but that isn't stopping VW from being the title sponsor of Discovery Channel's 25th annual Shark Week.

19History of Formula One cars in wireframes is neato

Say what you will about Formula One, but the sport remains a showcase for some of the most impressive automotive engineering on the planet. That's nothing new, either. F1 has always served as a showcase for pure design in the pursuit of a singular purpose. One creative soul has taken the time to pay homage to F1 race car development over the decades with a unique wireframe animation. The short clip takes us from 1950 to present day, from straight-eight engines to mighty V12 powerplants and the s

11I can see its ribs! Toyota Corolla in wireframe

Art and automobiles share an uneasy crossroads. Automotive body design is certainly art, but the expression tends to be curtailed by the demands of commerce. Design a car that leans too far towards pure art, and the market will reject it. The symbiosis of needs has served the automotive industry well for the past century. On the fringes are the folks who perpetrate art for art's sake against the automobile. Most of these works are less accessible, though sometimes, there's a consociation that su

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