The 25 Most Influential Car Designers Working Today

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Cofounder, Italdesign
Key cars: 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT, 1975 Volkswagen Golf, De Lorean DMC12

Giugiaro is the living legend behind more than 200 vehicles, with worldwide production numbers equating to 60 million cars, from the everyman Fiat Panda and the more recent Grande Punto to supercars like the Lotus Esprit and the Maserati Bora. He makes this list courtesy of Volkswagen's recent purchase of his company, which should secure its future and could yet return the septuagenarian to the spotlight.

Having owned six Audi Quattros in a row, I buy the cars primarily because of their rally-bred excellence in all weather driving---BUT putting an Italian designer in charge of the shiny bits! It's a great combination--German AWD technology on the inside and Italian flair for the stuff that shows on the outside.
Peter Schreyer ranked at 16 is like saying Paul McCartney is ranked behind Taupin, Wilson, Harrison, Morrison, Berry, Lennon, Springsteen, Simon, and Dylan, in that order,. which he would be not. Come on,. company set-aside,. Schreyer was a an insurrectionist among that list, barring two, ARGUABLY.

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