When I saw Koyaanisqatsi on acid. I lived a pretty sheltered life until then. That film made me realize that the real world can be pretty depressing. And yet at the same time I was blown away by how we as humans are able to convey that feeling in such an artistic way that only we are able to. » 3/03/15 9:02pm Tuesday 9:02pm

It looks like someone in the Lexus design team (The Hulk) took their design elements and just pounded it into submission. I see some i3 cues in it especially in the rear and overall dimensions. There is definitely a bit of trying too hard but I like the neo-Japanese styling parts. I just don't think those nice parts… » 2/27/15 8:40pm 2/27/15 8:40pm

Going to be a Debbie Downer here and say that given that Seinfeld show went from 1989-1998, by 1996 he would have been easily had the means to buy one new. But who knows, maybe it was "the one that got away." » 2/27/15 7:26pm 2/27/15 7:26pm

This is the sad truth. I went to a few Volvo dealers and checked out the C30 (RIP) and said to myself that if I had the money to buy a car (I live in San Francisco so it truly is a luxury), the C30 R would be the one. But I would never be able to buy one because it is in a way a "waste" of my current income. » 2/26/15 8:57pm 2/26/15 8:57pm

This is such a great follow up to the retro/homage design of his P4/5 because it removes the nostalgic elements and thoroughly modernizes it. It reminds me in its philosophy of Nissan GT-R's uncompromising "high-tech" form-follows-function design. » 2/26/15 8:49pm 2/26/15 8:49pm

I'm not a big fan of Atkinson but I totally love and respect his enthusiasm for cars. He's the UK version of Leno (to be fair, Leno was amazing before he took over Carson). :P The trivia about his having the reverse colors on his gauges makes me appreciate him even more! » 2/25/15 9:52pm 2/25/15 9:52pm

I totally get what you are saying but the frame is in a way no different from an engine. But yeah, I can definitely see how the frame is the soul or essence of the original car. » 2/22/15 3:07pm 2/22/15 3:07pm

What a great comparison! I've been in love with the 944's design (esp the Tubro) since I saw one back in '87. It's probably the Porsche that made me respect and fall in love with Porsches. But I also love the Miata philosophy of light-weight and fun to drive. If I had a choice between perfect examples of the two, I… » 2/22/15 3:02pm 2/22/15 3:02pm

To me it shows just how much China has had to catch up to the US and I would guess new technology in concrete made it by order of magnitude more efficient and cheaper to produce when comparing the two. I would love to know the environmental impact between the two. China has every right to modernize as the US did but I… » 2/22/15 2:48pm 2/22/15 2:48pm

I think the BMW i3's execution of the wood treatment is far more successful but they probably had a bigger budget for it given that the i3 is probably way more expensive than the Honda if it goes in to production. Still, I'm glad to see this trend develop. » 2/15/15 8:54pm 2/15/15 8:54pm

I love this idea. It's practical but can also be intimate because storage can be very personal. It also gave me the idea to try the same thing but pre-load it with a "mix-tape" or other... personal files. :) » 2/15/15 8:44pm 2/15/15 8:44pm