Luigi Segre

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Plymouth Explorer concept car designed by Luigi Segre at Ghia

Luigi "Gigi" Segre (1919–1963) was an Italian automotive designer and engineer, leading the Carrozzeria Ghia from 1953, when Mario Boano left, until his death in 1963, from complications during surgery.

Segre was widely known for styling the Karmann-Ghia (1953), and he also consulted on the styling of the Renault Dauphine. Overall, Dauphine styling was a scaled down version of the Renault Frégate;[1] and in June 1953, Pierre Lefaucheux, Renault's chairman, requested Segre's and Carrozzeria Ghia assistance, especially with integrating the Dauphine's engine's air intake at the rear doors.[2]

Segre also established the OSI coachbuilding company with Arrigo Olivetti in 1960.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Renault Dauphine". London: The Independent, 3 March 2008. 3 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "D'une nécéssité aux prototypes "109"...". Dauphinomaniac (in French).