From 1st December of 2005, Walter Maria de'Silva (55), Head of Design Audi brand group, will additionally assume responsibility for Lamborghini Design.
The President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann, made the announcement today during the Lamborghini press conference at the Bologna Motor Show.
At the same time de'Silva remains, of course, Head of Design for the Audi brand group, which comprises Audi, SEAT and Lamborghini. In this role, he developed the design guidelines within which the latest generation of Lamborghini models, and also current Audi and SEAT models, were created.
Stephan Winkelmann: It's extraordinary that such a multiple award-winning Italian car designer will now personally pen the shapes of forthcoming Lamborghini models.
Walter de'Silva himself is also happy : Participating in the construction of such extraordinary machine is a dream. Lamborghini itself is a dream.
Luc Donckerwolke, the former Head of Lamborghini Design, moved to SEAT to become its Head of Design and to strengthen the 'Nueva SEAT' initiative in the design area. With the unveiling of the Gallardo Spyder at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September Lamborghini completed its current four-model-line up. Donckerwolke was responsible for all four striking designs