WHAT A VINTAGE FOR DESIGN!
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Leonardo Fioravanti (link) - Marcello Gandini (link) – Giorgetto Giugiaro (link)
Is it just a chance that the three most talented and creative Italian car designers were all born within a period of seven months?
Even more striking is the fact that two of them were born only 19 days apart. Giorgetto Giugiaro and Marcello Gandini were both born in August 1938, in Garessio and Torino, only 80 km apart.
One was named Designer of the Century and induced into the Automotive Hall of Fame, the other is credited with the design of the Lancia Stratos and Lamborghini Countach, just to name a couple of the most dramatic sports car ever built.
The third top designer of the same vintage, and born just some 130 km from Torino, is Leonardo Fioravanti, the man who has penned some of the most successful Ferrari among which we shall here name the Ferrari 365 GTB 4 “Daytona” and the Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer (BB).
Car design seems to preserve these men and their creativity very well.
No one among them is thinking of retirement and they are all very busy and motivated at creating new car design. They are all having fun with it.
What has shaped their passion for sports car, their creativity, their approach to car design and to life? These are question that might have many different answer? Have you got one?
Would you tell me what you think and see how they are perceived, loved, criticized or appreciated around the world?
To start with, please vote your favourite designer.
If you like, you can also post the name of the car(s) you love most among those they have designed.