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Fiat is tapping the creative powers at Ferrari by hiring on the Italian automaker's current Chief Designer, Frank Stephenson, and placing him at the head of the Fiat, Lancia and Light Commercial Vehicles styling center. Filling Stephenson's large Italian loafers will be Donato Coco, who is responsible for such designs as the Citroen Pluriel, Xsara Picasso, C1, C2 and C3. The article by 4Car states that Coco will continue to use the classic designs of Pininfarina as a "historical point of reference," although we're excited to see what design direction the Italian Stallions will take.

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Wow. Ferrari hires the designer of some of the ugliest cars in Europe (Citroen in general makes the ugliest cars). Way to go Ferrari. Why not hire Chris Bangle, while you're at it. By the way, I loved the C3, nice work on copying the Focus.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I would hope that Mr. Coco was only following orders to design cars "the Citroen way", and that in his new job with the most-glamorous automaker in the business he will design cars that are appropriate to the Prancing Horse. Judging by the 612 Scaglietti, however, Ferrari could do better.
      • 9 Years Ago
      This is the same Frank Stephenson that designed the MINI. Is this a promotion - from Ferrari to Fiat? (Is Ferrari to Fiat move like going from Bulgari to Timex) I'm pretty sure Fiat Fiat has more money to offer him, and possibly more creative opportunities. Best wishes.