Marcello Gandini

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Marcello Gandini
1969 Autobianchi A112 Runabout e Marcello Gandini.jpg
Gandini and the Autobianchi A112 Runabout, 1969
Born (1938-08-26) 26 August 1938 (age 84)
Turin, Italy
OccupationAutomobile designer
Known forLamborghini Countach

Marcello Gandini (born 26 August 1938) is an Italian car designer, known for his work with the automotive design house Gruppo Bertone, including his designs of the Lamborghini Miura, Countach, and the Lamborghini Diablo.[1]

In a 2009 interview with Robert Cumberford, editor at Automobile Magazine, Gandini indicated, "his design interests are focused on vehicle architecture, construction, assembly, and mechanisms – not appearance."[1]

Life and career[edit]

The son of an orchestral conductor, Gandini, was born in Turin.

In 1963, he approached Nuccio Bertone, head of the Gruppo Bertone company, for work. However, Giorgetto Giugiaro, then Bertone's chief designer, opposed him being hired.[1] When Giugiaro left Bertone two years later, Gandini was hired, and worked for the company for fourteen years.

Creator of Stile Bertone in Caprie, Gandini served as general manager of the styling house, designing show cars as well as managing the construction of prototype automobiles.[1]

Gandini designed Lamborghini's groundbreaking mid-engined Miura and extreme Countach in 1973,[2] as well as many practical cars such as the Citroën BX, the first-generation BMW 5 Series (E12), the Innocenti Mini, and the Renault Supercinq.[1] He introduced the concept of scissor doors with the Alfa Romeo 33 Carabo prototype, while the Lancia Stratos sports car was another Gandini design.[1]

Gandini left Bertone in 1980, pursuing freelance automotive, industrial, and interior design.[1]

Gandini has worked in other areas, including home architecture, the design of a nightclub interior, and the body styling of the Heli-Sport CH-7 helicopter.[1]


Gandini car designs include:



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Marcello Gandini – Automotive Designer". Automobile Magazine, Robert Cumberford, October 2009.
  2. ^ Banks, Nargess (2021-06-14). "Livro revela os carros preferidos dos colecionadores: Ferraris, Bugattis e Lamborghinis raros e exóticos estão na lista". Forbes Brasil. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  3. ^ a b c "The Stars & Cars of Bertone". Road & Track: 78. November 2014.
  4. ^ The Lancia Sibilo Was Nuts Even By 1970s Concept Car Standards – Jalopnik
  5. ^ "Perodua Kancil by Marcello Gandini". Retrieved 15 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Stratos S81". Retrieved 19 July 2019.

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image icon Photo of Marcello Gandini (right) with Robert Cumberford, editor at Automobile Magazine