8. WOLFGANG EGGER (47, German)
Head of design, Audi Group
Key cars: 2002 Seat Ibiza, Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
The most Italian German you'll ever meet, Egger studied in Milan and helped Italian Walter de'Silva (now VW Group design boss) "bring the emotion" at Alfa Romeo on the 156, 166, 147, and 8C. He followed de'Silva to Seat and then again to Audi as Group design boss (responsible for Audi and Lamborghini). As a result, he shades Audi brand design chief Stefan Sielaff for influence. A good egg.