Not much is better than impressive classics designed by the ‘car designer of the century’, Giorgetto Guigiaro.
This man was the styling legend who made it in the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2002.
His reputation derived from working on some of the world’s best cars ever made.
These included many of the famous supercars and popular everyday vehicles commonly seen on roads, this is what made him one of the most popular names in the automotive world.
Giorgetto Guigiaro first began his impressive portfolio at the ripe age of 17, working for Fiat at the Italian company’s styling centre.
In 1959 Giorgetto decided to leave Fiat to work at the head of Bertone’s styling centre.
He described this period of time as a learning curb which made him realise he needed to start his own design company.
This is exactly what Giorgetto Guigiaro did. In February 1967 he dubbed Ital Design and from that point on he started influencing the automotive industry and took it by storm,
Responsible for the contribution to automotive evolution, Giorgetto designed a huge number of mass-production cars.
These included popular models owned by; Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, BMW, Lamborghini, Ford, Maserati and more.
His most prestigious and noteable designs include; Audi 80, BMW M1, Maserati Bora, Lancia Delta, Cadillac Sixty Special, Saab 600 and Bugatti EB 118.
His designs were based predominately on straight lines and sharp edges, a design technique, which would be later, adopted by most manufacturers.