Vision meets Velocity

On March 13, 2024, Marcello Gandini died. He is considered one of the greatest car designers of the 20th century.

Marcello was not just a designer; he was a visionary.

He was well known for his famous Gandini Wedge Design, displayed on the Lancia Stratos Zero and, most famously, the Lamborghini Countach.

Born on August 26, 1938, in Turin, Marcello’s family was musically talented and hoped he would follow in their footsteps.

Not for Marcello, more interested in Meccano than the pianoforte.

He designed the Lamborghini Miura, which is considered one of the most prepossessing and beautiful motorcars ever built.

All the more impressive, Marcello designed the Miura in his early twenties.

The Countach’s angular style and scissor doors pushed the boundaries of design, making it an icon of the supercar era.

He was the man who defined Automotive Elegance.

Although Marcello is known as the man who created the first supercar, he loved small production motor cars.

He once explained, ‘It is easy to build a supercar; you have very few limits in terms of budget and fantasy.’

He believed in creating innovative solutions that broke with the past without fear of criticism or daring to be different.

This is all the more interesting since this genius who didn’t fear critical judgement was a quiet, self-effacing, modest man.

Marcello Gandini: the artist of the automotive canvas, where passion met precision.

RIP Marcello.