Maserati Ghibli (1966) Mention Giugiaro, and this is usually the car that comes to … Unveiled at the 1970 Turin show, the Tapiro marked the arrival of a theme that would become a hallmark of Giugiaro’s work throughout the ’70s: the wedge. I was shocked when I was researching the four seater Bitz and found instead a story of how the Iso A3/C was designed (which evolved into the Strada) and they mentioned a guy working under Giugiaro that devised the shape. “Lights is a kind of identification for the car, and LED is a revolution in lights, so... the front part of the car is changing completely.”. Engineers then have to do the hard work to turn it into something viable, which is one reason they typically despise designers and stylists. They were showing him the engine compartment when he interrupted. After explaining that Volkswagen’s initial plans for the new car were to be based on the recently released Fiat 128, the engineers told him they’d taken apart a 128 to work out measurements for their model. A car can do that.”. Have you seen this dashboard? Among his many era-defining cars are the DeLorean (Back to the Future) and Lotus Esprit (The Spy Who Loved Me), as well as mass-market models like the Fiat Panda and a set of concept cars that are still reference points for other designers. Theoretically the fastest road car you could buy at the time, the claimed top speed of 186mph was never independently verified and the Grifo probably couldn't even get close. Powered by a free-revving, 1.2-litre flat-four and equipped with disc brakes all round, the Alfa offered class-leading dynamics – but it was Giugiaro’s timeless styling that made it one of the prettiest small family cars of its day. In 2010, Volkswagen took a big stake: by 2015, rumoured to be somewhat at odds with German management, Giugiaro walked — or presumably, drove — away. Look, it’s all one single visual display unit that goes right across!”, In the two front seats, we look out at the white wall in front of us as if he might just start up the car and drive through it. While the extra weight of the panels blunted the performance of the DB4GT's 3.7-litre engine, use of steel suggested the design might have been conceived with series production in mind. But the car is still something that shows who you are. What young Giugiaro came up with was certainly interesting: when he took it out for a test drive in the Alps one night in 1962, it prompted calls to the police from villagers who thought it was a UFO. When the engineers came back from the Paris Motor Show in 1955, one was saying Citroën had to leave space around the doors, about 50mm, which wasn’t good because it meant they couldn’t count on the doors fitting. People in marketing say millennials and Generation Z aren’t as concerned as their parents were with showing off material possessions, but he is sceptical about that. Interestingly, he and his … Giugiaro, working in a new company, GFG Style, established with his son Fabrizio, has risen to the challenge, reviving the Sixties and Seventies practice of producing mad, exciting, thought-provoking, concept cars for the new, teched-up, eco-friendly era. Launched in 1967, the coupé was perfectly cast as Mafia transport in the 1969 movie The Italian Job: discreetly elegant from the outside, it could pass unnoticed through a crowd, only to deploy its 2.4-litre 180bhp V6 when a 130mph punch was called for. Displayed as a prototype in November 1966 and put on sale the following year, the sensational Maserati Ghibli was the epitome of the thoroughbred late-'60s Italian grand tourer. Welcome to Carstyling! In addition to cars, Giugiaro has designed camera bodies for Nikon, computer prototypes for Apple, and developed a new pasta shape “Marille”. Giorgetto Giugiaro has not just designed cars, he has also worked on projects with original equipment manufacturers all over the world. It developed into a sleek international behemoth — “the greatest design house ever” according to at least one motoring magazine. Body design had become important to cars almost as soon as they went mass-market in the Twenties and Thirties, as manufacturers realised they could create a fashion cycle of near-constant updates without re-engineering the whole car. Is there a secret guy who designed some of Giugiaro's great cars like the Bizzarrini Strada? But you will rent different kinds of car for different occasions. What they did was hard: the surfaces were uneven, and often curved, so they had to make allowances for that as they painted Madonnas, heavenly and pastoral scenes. In the end, GM did not put it into production, but it had a vast influence, a sort of car version of The Beach Boys’ Smile album. “Well, yes it is different,” he says. Many of you undoubtedly know of the many cars included in Giorgetto Giugiaro’s portfolio. 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. Giorgetto Giugiaro (phát âm tiếng Ý: [dʒorˈdʒetto dʒuˈdʒaːro]; sinh ngày 7 tháng 8 năm 1938) là một nhà thiết kế ô tô người Ý. Ông thiết kế siêu xe và phương tiện di chuyển thường ngày. The AZTEC has a strange and fascinating history. Alas, it wasn’t to be: just one look at the young Italian’s watercolours in 1955 led to a job offer from Fiat. Fiat Panda. He walks me around it, and the enthusiasm and the hands move into top gear. You don’t only look at the asshole!’ It was a good lesson.”. He’s less sure about the idea of democratised design these days, though; he learned that the hard way in real life, rather than the good, cheap design of a Panda: “many people would rather spend money on a third-hand BMW”. It made him appreciate the genius of the original pasta designers in the 19th century, and the interest people take in pasta. In its purest form, though, the rust-prone 'Sud – and its pretty coupé iteration, the Sprint – was a truly inspired design that Alfa would struggle to better. He was born in Garessio, Cuneo, Piedmont. 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 … Launched in 1971, the Alfasud represented a whole new direction for Alfa Romeo: not only was it the Italian firm’s first foray into the compact front-wheel-drive market, but the car would also be built at a state-sponsored factory near Naples – hence the name (sud is Italian for south). Its efficiency enabled Giugiaro to lead a shift in thinking about the discipline of automotive design. Car designers tend to make their first drawings of cars that could never actually be built: the wheels will be impossibly large, for example, or the body way too long and low. One day in the autumn of 1969, a young Italian car designer walked into a meeting with some hostile German engineers at Volkswagen’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, and changed the history of motoring. Of all the Bertone projects that Giugiaro was involved with, he is reportedly most proud of the beautifully proportioned 105 Series Alfa coupé. Surely one of the sexiest GT cars of the 1960s, the Iso Grifo was a low-slung blend of muscular curves and gorgeous details, all penned Mr Giugiaro – including the tail-lights borrowed from his 105 Alfa GTV design. It means pedestrians know when you’re slowing down at crossings! See more ideas about classic cars, alfa romeo, alfa romeo cars. That’s the excitement, in designing something that can be made. In fact, he’s sceptical about most things people in marketing say, because he thinks men buy cars for psychological reasons marketeers cannot measure. In fact, four of the six had been by designed by one man, the affable but nervous, somewhat intellectual 31-year-old who now sat before 15 stern German engineers. As for the shell, Giugiaro once described its shape as being an evolution of many cars that he had designed previously but, given present company, that's no bad thing. He erupts in laughter at this, as he often does telling earthy stories about the industry; he might read Umberto Eco and say he’d like to have been a fashion designer, but he obviously knows his way round the shop floor and isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty. 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). Bertone shared credit for the design of the Fiat Dino with Pininfarina. Based on the last of 75 short-wheelbase DB4GT chassis produced by the British marque, it was unusual in featuring a steel shell in place of the aluminium bodywork usually found on Astons. “Those aren’t the measurements for a Fiat 128.”. It could be tempting to think of Giugiaro’s cars as a kind of art, but he’s not interested in the idea. Launched in 1963, it was intended to be a coachbuilt special, but when Nuccio Bertone showed the car's shape to the Milanese bigwigs they were determined that it should go into volume production. Or swan in, chuck some ideas about and let other people do the work? You can see the origami look in a convoy of key-droppingly handsome motors conceived on Italdesign desks in the Seventies and Eighties, including the Esprit, BMW’s autobahn-eating M1 in 1978 (“really an evolution from the Mangusta”), the stainless steel (“it was really just to save money on the paint”) DeLorean in 1981, and the third-generation Audi 80 in 1978. In 1972, Lotus took the show in Turin with the Esprit concept, the first of Giugiaro's "folded paper" design cars. In design terms, the really clever thing was that it was still recognisably based on the Corvair. See more ideas about design sketch, design, car design. Powered by a 5.4-litre Chevrolet V8, the glassfibre-bodied four-seater was a fast and highly capable GT – but, proving that good design can't save everything, just 99 actually made it into being before the money ran out and production ceased. It was a good time and place to be a young car designer: Citroën had that year released the DS, the car that inspired so many design experiments in European cars in the Fifties and Sixties, and Turin, the Italian motor city, was full of manufacturers, parts makers and designers. He learned to do freehand portraits from his dad, and his grandfather taught him to paint clean lines on different surfaces. If the change is too great and we don’t understand the evolution, that’s when something can look ugly.”. In the past, many men had their car as the main love, now they have more interests: they are also fans of an actor or a singer, they have phones and technology. Giorgetto Giugiaro’s father, Mario, and his grandfather and great-grandfather were artists. Giugiaro, however, likes to think of himself as an engineer: his first drawings are always within the measurements and proportions of a brief. But arguably the firm’s greatest achievement was the Delta hatchback. Anyone can draw a car. Alas, despite such rumours, the arresting Jet remained a one-off. The Fiat Dino proved that Giugiaro was equally as adept at wonderfully understated subtlety as he was at delivering jaw-dropping drama with his supercars. “Before those days,” Giugiaro recalls, “the engineers had really done the design, but now industrial was coming in and we’d give engineers ideas for solving problems, so then they could create new products and systems for us to create something with, and so it went on.”. Designed by Giugiaro when he was working for the Italian styling house Ghia (later bought by Ford), the Mangusta was the predecessor to the far more high-profile Pantera. Look, with the glass dome you have perfect visibility, because there are no pillars! It featured extreme, radical straight lines and a total height of 1070mm. “See the brake lights at the front? 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