11 Cars Designs from the Belle Epoque to the present day

11 cars from the Belle Epoque to the present day – a vision from the French automaker Renault. Just because we love cars, we added the technical specs for all the cars. 1911 – Renault Type CH The Renault TYPE CH shares certain design similarities with the horse-drawn vehicles of the 1900s. Featuring a sporty single-phaeton body, the CH has a resolutely athletic air with its short and narrow chassis and boasts the elegance and refinement of a high-end model. Type CH 1911 Engine 4-cylinder in-line – 5,026 cm3 –…

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Project of Aerostatic Fighter Ship in 1788

In 1788, aerostatic balloons seem to be the future of transport in the air. The vision of the Renaux (17..-18..) air combat was clearly inspired by the sea transport of the time. Here are his proposals: Combat air of two ships, each of 100 pieces of Cannon, with arches of steel instead of gunpowder, and 1,000 men, the year 100 of the invention of the Aerostatic Machines. Renaux proposed the following features: 100 foot keel aerostatic vessel Balloons or globes in number and capacity sufficient to carry the vessel and…

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New urban dealership concept – A brief visit to past, present and future

Citroen just announced today the opening of its new urban dealership concept in Paris, and this is the opportunity to revisit the story of the showroom and some futuristic visions, compared to the newest showroom. Urban Dealership Concept Citroën is setting up its urban dealership concept, “La Maison Citroën”, an architectural expression of the concept presented on Citroën’s stands at the latest motor shows. In an intimate 150 m2 space that breaks with the cues of conventional automotive retail, visitors enjoy an experience blending the physical and the digital, emphatically…

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The future of F1

Renault just released some new material to show us a vision of the future of the Formula 1. Renault is not a new comer in F1 and this year is the 60th anniversary of the Etoile Filante. The Renault Étoile Filante (Shooting Star) was Renault’s only attempt at both creating a gas turbine-powered car and setting a land speed record for such cars. In 1954 the French aeronautical turbine’s manufacturer, Turbomeca, proposed that Renault make a gas turbine car, both to exalt the benefits of the technology and to try to…

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AeroMobil is ready to launch a flying car that you can actually buy | Inhabitat

We’ve been waiting for flying cars ever since the 1960s – and they’re set to become a viable reality this year. AeroMobil just announced that it is ready to launch its futuristic flying car – and you’ll actually be able to buy one in a few months. The company plans to show off the latest iteration of the car/plane hybrid next week in Monaco, with pre-orders starting later this year. AeroMobil is an integrated aircraft as well as a fully functioning four-wheeled car, powered by hybrid propulsion.     @aeromobil…

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Roborace – The Car designed by Daniel Simon

START TEXT WIRED MAGAZINE: Simon created vehicles for films like Prometheus, Captain America, and Tron Legacy. It’s a fitting CV for a job that involves self-driving race cars. Automakers have started to address the idea of how taking the wheel from humans might change how cars are built, but this takes the extra step of taking the human out of the picture altogether. It’s a very cool-looking future. END TEXT Robocar Concept I: First Media Release END TEXT TOP GEAR MAGAZINE: The dramatic bodywork shouldn’t be too much of surprise…

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The Type 57 T is not a Bugatti but is Pure Bugatti DNA

This Bugatti Type 57 T is a concept inspired by Arthur B Nustras, a talented industrial designer working at Nissan in Atsugi (Japan) and not at Molsheim. But does it really matter? The designer did a work inspired by passion and he produced something with a pure Bugatti DNA, whatever he is working for Nissan or Bugatti. He mixed the visual language of the brand, preserved  a 100 years old DNA and mixed the whole with the Chiron.

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Future Cars Will Force Us to Redesign Future Cities | Architectural Digest

react-text: 313 For more than a century, driving automobiles has shaped our behaviors, and that behavior has shaped our cities. But with self-driving electric cars on the horizon, how will architecture and real estate be impacted when the driver is no longer turning the wheel or pushing the pedals? /react-text react-text: 315 It’s a question city planners and architects like /react-text react-text: 317 Gensler /react-text react-text: 318 CEO Andy Cohen are already taking into consideration, as they anticipate how driverless automobiles will affect our surroundings. “Everyone is focused on the…

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