Got me thinking about one of the most successful automobile designs of recent years, the Audi TT.
|Audi TT S concept|
The original concept was launched at the 1995 Frankfurt Auto Show. Sales began in 1998.
|1998 Audi TT|
Now we come to all the people claiming credit for the design.
I have to rank Hartmut Warkus up front, because he was Chief Designer for the VW Group at the time.
However, the duo said to be most responsible for the initial concept were j mays (who has just retired as Head of Design for Ford),
and Freeman Thomas.
Then there was Peter Schreyer, who is now head of creative for Kia. VWAG Chairman Ferdinand Piech was quoted that he was most pleased with the final tweaks to the concept which were executed by Schreyer.
All these guys are visionaries, highly talented, world famous and very respected in the design world.
If they all include the Audi TT in their resumes, it isn't such a bad thing to at least have been involved in the creation of such a classic.
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