Car brands are famous in the world. Aston Martin or a Lamborghini may be found anywhere. Many people are also aware of how well known cars like the Lada and Peugeot look. Yet you ever paused to think about who builds and enjoys the vehicles we all know? Unlike fashion designers who like fame and fortune, most car designers do not care, gathering from the car maker where they are a merely employee a decent but unspectacular paycheck. Yet some car designers have built a sterling reputation for making some of the most famous cars of all time in the industry and among automotive fans. Here’s a list of ten great car designers from all over the world.
10. Bill Mitchell
He was never the focus of a film and there are no schools named after him, but in the hearts of lovers of American muscle car, Bill Mitchell takes a special spot. During the 1960s and 1970s, Bill Mitchell has produced a range of iconic vehicles , especially Cadillac Coupe DeVille, Corvette Sting Ray and Chevrolet Camaro, for a long life at General Motors in Detroit. Really good goddamn. Bill Mitchell practically dominated the automobile industry from 1935 until his retirement in 1977, beginning with General Motors. In 1988 he died, but in the world of cars he left the legacy. His 1963 concept is considered his masterpiece, Corvette Sting Ray Coupe.
9. Paul Bracq
Paul Bracq is a French car designer who worked for some of Europe’s top car manufacturers including Citroen, Peugeot, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. In the 1950s Paul Bracq had his greates, particularly the designs for the BMW 7 series and the sports cars, such as the BMW 1600Ti, in his position as design director at the BMW in the 1970s. Paul Bracq has also built a range of safety features for vehicles, including crumple areas and roll protection. Yeah, and he designed also the French President’s limousines and the pope’s transport vehicles. It wasn’t really a bad reputation.
8. J. Mays
The former Chief Creative Officer at the Ford Motor Company was originally raised in rural Oklahoma and grew up around his family’s car part shop. After a market study, J. Mays began in Germany, primarily at Volkswagen, where he led the redesign of the Volkswagen Beetle and the restart of it. He was picked up by Ford in 1997 and started to create retro car designs for the 21st century using his stylistic style. This included new Ford Fairlane, Shelby GR-1 and Jaguar F-Type models. He also worked on a range of Ford Mustang models. In the year 2002, J. Mays has secured the annual Excellence in Architecture Award of the Harvard Design School.
7. Jason Castriota
Jason Castriota, a New Yorker, has been designing great cars for companies such as Ferrari and Maserati for most of his career. Armed with the diploma from Pasadena, California Art Center College, Jason Castriota moved quickly from a Pininfarina internship to Ferrari, where he designed the 599 Ferrari and the Maserati Birdcage, as well. Jason Castriota is also renowned for developing super hot cars to enhance the aerodynamics of the vehicles he designs and increase the race flavor of all his vehicles. He has also designed private car collectors around the world for specialty vehicles.
6. Harley J. Earl
It’s an understatement to say harley j. Earl was a leader in the automotive industry. He was the first product manager at General Motors and did not only product cars, but also developed design techniques, including free-form sketches and hand sculpted clay models for automobiles, which remain in the industry today. The design for the “prototype car,” both as an instrument and a marketing tool, was also attributed to him.
He designed Cadillac LaSalle for the first time in 1927 and his last design was Chevrolet Corvette in 1953. Meanwhile Harley J. Earl also contributed to the conception and use of camouflage in the USA for notable cars like the “Tailfin,” first launched in 1948. During the Second World War Army vehicles designed and manufactured by General Motors. The stroke killed Harley J. Earl in 1969.
5. Malcolm Sayer
Who’s not loving the Jaguar appearance? Some of the world’s most beautiful cars. And we have Malcom Sayer who built many of the most beautiful jaguars ever. For more than 20 years, Malcolm Sayer has worked for Jaguar Cars to handle some of Jaguar’s most famous looks. Cars like the Jaguar E-Type (a 1960s icon), Jaguar XJS and the Jaguar XJS. He also developed the prototype for Jaguar XJ13 and produced the Jaguar C-Type that won the Le Mans race. Malcolm Sayer, an aircraft designer during World War II, applied various aircraft design concepts to the cars for Jaguar that he produced. In 1970 he was killed by an age heart attack.
4. Walter de Silva
He is currently Head of Volkswagen Group Design, but his fiefdom included brands like Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti as well as luxury and sports products. He has also served as head of production for Alfa Romeo. And Walter de Silva designed legendary cars including the Alfa Romeo 156, Audi A6, Audi R8 and Lamborghini Egoista in a career that began in 1972 to name but a few. Walter de Silva has also undertaken his project, with affordable models such as Volkswagen Golf, Jetta and Passat, to continue the Volkswagen brand growth. Walter de Silva, a real Renaissance man, has alternated between luxury car brands and more boots.
3. Henrik Fisker
With cars like BMW Z8 and Aston Martin DB9, we have Henrik Fisker to thank. In the automotive industry, the Danish designer has produced many modern masterpieces and his career is not yet over. Henrik Fisker has recently announced plans for creation of another car firm (he was previously co-founder of Fisker Automotive). He is currently the head of his own company, HF Design. Henrik Fisker has produced many motorcycles, in particular the Victorian Motorcycle, in addition to automobiles. Henrik Fisker is a modern master whose design ideas have had considerable influence in the world of cars and is respected for innovative, stunning and muscular designs.
2. Frank Stephenson
Another modern master is car designer Frank Stephenson, who has proven to be very popular because he is best know for designing the current version of the Mini. For designer Frank Stephenson, the Mini is just the tip of the iceberg. He designed the BMW X5, Maserati MC12 and Ferrari F430 during his lifetime. He is the Design Director of the sporty MP4-12C in McLaren Automotive. They are all stunning cars known for their excellent comfort and style. Frank Stephenson is reportedly currently working on the construction of McLaren racecars.
1. Giorgetto Giugiaro
The Alfa Romeo 2600, the DB4 of Aston Martin, the BMW, the EB218 of Lamborghini, the Maserati and Ghibli of Lamborghini. These are Giorgetto Giugiaro’s designer’s bikes. And they are why he was elected the World Automotive Elections Foundation Car Designer of the Century in 1999 and inaugurated in 2002. Giorgetto Giugiaro has also worked on several vehicles for companies including Fiat, Ford, and Hyundai regarded as Italy’s most successful designer for vehicles. Yet it is his work on the market of sports and luxury cars that has received power and acclaim from his designs.