Giorgetto Giugiaro (born 7 August 1938) is an Italian automobile designer responsible equally for a stable of supercars and several of the most popular everyday vehicles driven today. Look, with the glass dome you have perfect visibility, because there are no pillars! Watch how we get in! Bellissima: Giorgetto Giugiaro’s greatest car designs, © The DMC DeLorean (often referred to simply as the "DeLorean") is a sports car and the only automobile manufactured by John DeLorean's DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) for the American market from 1981 to 1983. Relying on a blue-collar American V8 for power (a variety of Chevrolet and Ford lumps were used over the Grifo's nine-year run), performance was epic, with none of the melodrama of an Italian V12. Yes, it was hampered by outdated rear suspension, but as a trans-continental tourer it had few peers. The Mangusta's showstopping party piece was a pair of massive, centrally hinged clamshell doors that rose to provide access to the engine in the most extravagant possible manner. It developed into a sleek international behemoth — “the greatest design house ever” according to at least one motoring magazine. Born in 1938, Giorgetto Giugiaro has always worked in the field of design, and especially for the automobile industry, first with Fiat, then with Bertone, and eventually with Italdesign, a company he himself founded in Moncalieri, Turin. Better known for creating cars — from the BMW M1 to the Volkswagen Golf to the 1968 Bizzarrini Manta and many more — Giugiaro has also dipped into designing everything from cameras to firearms, and even pasta.Aside from Seiko, he's also worked with high-end watchmaker Roger Dubuis.Giugiaro watch designs often display automotive influences and the use of the Italian flag's … At 21, he was headhunted by legendary designer and car builder Nuccio Bertone to join his coachworks (as a test exercise, Bertone set him the task of drawing a new Alfa Romeo: it was so good, Bertone eventually sold it to Alfa). Italdesign – particularly Giorgetto Giugiaro – designed a handful of Lancia products throughout the '70s. That would mean different kinds of cars, not just saloons, estate cars and two-seater sportsters. So the style will matter more, not less.”. In 1972, his concept car for Maserati, the Boomerang, launched a whole new look for cars based on wedges and sharp, straight lines inspired by Japanese origami. It made him appreciate the genius of the original pasta designers in the 19th century, and the interest people take in pasta. He designed some of the most important cars of our time. “I say, ‘What has an Audi A4 got to do with your work and lifestyle?’ And they say, ‘Nothing, but if I put on clean clothes and drive an A4 into town, people think I’m a doctor or a lawyer, not a farmer.’ This is men. In manufacturing terms, as he knew, it’s easier and cheaper to join two straight edged components than two curves, so straight edges save time and money. ... tirelessly covers the automotive design industry in all corners of the globe to bring you exclusive content about cars, design, and the people behind the products. But the car is still something that shows who you are. The AZTEC has a strange and fascinating history. Giorgetto Giugiaro born 7 August 1938 is an Italian automobile designer.He has worked on supercars and popular everyday vehicles. Its efficiency enabled Giugiaro to lead a shift in thinking about the discipline of automotive design. Without it, there may never have been the Lamborghini Miura or Ferrari Daytona — and the Porsche 928 was essentially a late Seventies cover version. The future had arrived in stunning fashion, and beneath that arresting exterior lay the capable underpinnings of a VW-Porsche 914/6: its mid-mounted flat-six motor, tuned by Bonomelli, was good for 220bhp at 7800rpm. 1988 Italdesign AZTEC Concept Car designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro This model debuted at the Turin show as an innovative show car and the original prototype is now preserved eternally as a part of the Giugiaro Collection. It also allowed Giugiaro to work in other fields and he turned his favoured blue pencil to hundreds of different items from cameras, watches and sewing machines to trains and football stadia. Art is art and a car “is an engineered product”. See more ideas about classic cars, alfa romeo, alfa romeo cars. Jul 24, 2019 - Explore Don Miller's board "giorgetto giugiaro design sketches" on Pinterest. Progressivement, Giorgetto Giugiaro partage la marche de l’entreprise avec son fils Fabrizio Giugiaro. He explains why he thinks electric power and technology, rather than making cars more boring, will reinvent them for the better. The connection is obvious. The engineers protested, but he reeled off more figures, and when they were checked, he was correct. This, and the fact he thinks about costs, was his real innovation.” Giugiaro can be faintly withering about what he sees as time-wasting impracticality: “The problem for some designers is they have a problem with reality.” There are basic principals of car design: ratios of height to width and glass to metal, the placement of the cabin in relation to bonnet, wheels and boot, the points where one surface transitions to another, the importance of “character lines” along the side of a car.