Belying the gloomy global economy, the auto industry is in the midst of a magical era for design, says McLaren Automotive Design Director Frank Stephenson. “It’s absolutely the new golden age,” he says. “It’s like the 21st century came up and hit us in the face with supercars.” Beginning, arguably, in mid-decade with the limited-run Ford GT, the industry has seen a steady parade of cutting-edge designs, from the Saleen S7 to the Bugatti Veyron, which costs upwards of $1.7 million. But ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Design Entering ‘New Golden Age’" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.