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Giorgetto Giugiaro – Designer of Alfa Romeo 159

Giorgetto Giugiaro

Born on August 1938, Giorgetto Giugiaro is an automobile engineer and designer who have also designed Cameras, Motorcycles and firearms. He was named the ‘Car Designer of the Year’ by the Global Automotive Election Foundation in 1999 and in 2002 was induced in the Automotive Hall of Fame. Interestingly Giorgetto Giugiaro has also designed other items like, computer prototypes, a new pasta shape called ‘Marille’ and office furniture for Okamura Corporation. Giorgetto Giugiaro started his career with Bertone Studios between 1960 and 1965, Carrozzeria Ghia from 1966 to 1968 and finally Italdesign Giugiaro which he established in 1968 and owns currently.

Giorgetto GiugiaroGiorgetto Giugiaro became famous in his early career in for car designs like the Ferrari 250 Berlinetta Bertone, Maserati Ghibli and the famous DeLorean DMC-12. These cars were exemplary of the sharp edged ‘Paper folded’ car design which was quiet popular in the 1970’s. The later designs like the Lamborghini Cala and the Maserati Spyder saw the change in design with more conventional and less edgy models. Giorgetto Giugiaro has designed several Alfa Romeo cars from 1961 till 2005 with the Alfa Romeo 159. Below is the list of the renowned car manufacturers that Giorgetto Giugiaro has worked for.

Alfa Romeo

  • 2600 Sprint (1961)
  • Caimano Concept (1971)
  • Iguana Concept (1968)
  • Canguro Concept (1964)
  • Visconti Concept (2004)
  • Alfasud (1972)
  • Sprint (1976)
  • Brera (2002)
  • Giulia Sprint GT/GTV (1963)
  • Alfetta GT/GTV (1974)
  • 156 facelift second series (2003)
  • Alfa Romeo 159 / 159 SW (2005)

American Motors

  • Eagle Premier (1987)

Audi

  • Audi 80 (1978)

BMW

  • BMW Spicup (1969)
  • M1 (1977)
  • M1 Homage Concept (2008)
  • Nazca M12 (1991)
  • Nazca C2 (1992)
  • Nazca C2 Spider (1993)
  • 3200 CS (1961)

Bugatti

  • EB 118 (1998)
  • EB 218 (1999)

DeLorean Motor Company

  • DMC-12 (1981)

GM Daewoo

  • Lanos (1996)
  • Matiz(1997) (former Fiat Cinquecento Lucciola design study)
  • Leganza (1997)
  • Magnus (2000 and 2003)
  • Kalos hatchback (2002)
  • Lacetti hatchback (2004)

Ferrari

  • 250 GT Bertone
  • Ferrari GG50 (2005)

Fiat

  • Cinquecento (1992)
  • Croma (1985)
  • Croma (2005)
  • Sedici (2005)
  • Panda (1980)
  • Punto (1993)
  • Uno (1983)
  • 850 Spider
  • Dino Coupe (1967)
  • Palio/Siena (2001–2004)
  • Grande Punto (2005)

Ford

  • Ford Mustang concept (1966)
  • Giugiaro Ford Mustang (2006)

Hyundai

  • Pony (1974)
  • Excel (1985)
  • Sonata (1988)
  • Stellar (1982)

Lamborghini

  • Marco Polo
  • Calà (1995)
  • Nitro (2013)

Lancia

  • Megagamma (1978)[9]
  • Delta (1979)
  • Prisma (1982)
  • Thema (1984)

Lotus

  • Esprit (1972)
  • Etna (1984)

Maserati

  • Bora (1971)
  • Ghibli (1966)
  • Merak (1972)
  • Quattroporte (1976)
  • 3200GT
  • Maserati 4200 Coupe (2002)
  • Spyder (2002)
  • Mazda
  • Mazda Familia (1963)
  • Mazda Luce (1965)

Porsche

  • Tapiro concept car (1970)

Renault

  • 19 (1988)
  • 21 (1986)

Skoda

  • Skoda 720 concept car (1972)

Suzuki

  • SX4
  • Cervo (1977–1982)
  • Carry

Toyota

  • Volta
  • Lexus GS (1993)

Volkswagen

  • Golf/Rabbit (1974)
  • Jetta/Atlantic (1979)
  • Passat/Dasher (1973)
  • Scirocco (1974)
  • W12 Coupe & Roadster (1997)

Apart from the cars Giorgetto Giugiaro has also designed cameras for Nikon, semi-automatic firearms for Beretta and motorcycles for Ducati and Suzuki.

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