Michael joined Car Design News in April 2017, having studied automotive design at university. Michael writes and edits our website articles, and also co-manages our social media output and contributes to our regular print projects.
He is enthusiastic about a broad range of cars, but years of obsessively playing racing games has led to Michael having a particular soft spot for Japanese performance cars, as well as the usual supercars. As a consequence of this, he drives a 2004 Honda Integra Type-R, but wouldn’t mind trading up one day to a more senior JDM icon of the ‘90s or ‘00s – assuming the current collector craze around them hasn’t made them all unattainable. Michael lives in Berkshire and spends many of his weekends watching various categories of motorsport.
Looking back to when a Formula 1 team and a video game studio collaborated to design the ultimate racing car
Matthew Weaver, already the design director of Nissan Design Europe, is being promoted to the role of vice president within the Japanese OEM’s London-based studio, in step with Nissan lifer Mamoru Aoki stepping down to retire after 39 years with the company
VW Group reshuffles its design management, with longtime head of VW design moving up, and ex-BMW man Kabaň slotting into the vacated space
Hyundai, proud champions of hydrogen fuel cell technology, has unveiled a new ‘commercial mobility’ concept truck: the HDC-6 Neptune.