7. GIORGETTO GIUGIARO (72, Italian)
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.