Matt Davis

Wheels: A More Perfect Porsche

If the 2005 Porsche 911 has indeed been in development since the fall of 1998, then it could appear—at first glance, at least—as though the German automaker’s designers took plenty of draft and knockwurst breaks while working on the vehicle. To the casual observer, the new 911, which sports the 997 designation in Porsche’s lexicon, […]

Wheels: Driven by Genius

In 1478, at the age of 26, Leonardo da Vinci drafted illustrations of a curious and ingenious machine that would puzzle scholars, engineers, and designers for the next 500 years. The sketches of the invention—sometimes dubbed the “Leo-mobile” or the “da Vinci car”—appear in the Codex Atlanticus, a compilation of his documents and drawings. They […]