It's already on
so it must be true. We've just received confirmation from
that the upstart
company has somehow managed to snag
top designer to become its new Design Director and head up a team of in-house designers at a new studio.
Franz von Holzhausen
is the current
of the automobile design world, having been the creative force behind the last few year's worth of Mazda concepts that include the
, as well as overseeing the design of all Mazda production vehicles in North America since February 2005. von Holzhausen has also been a designer at both
This is a major coup for
, as its current Roadster was designed entirely by
. The company's chairman,
, reportedly hand-picked von Holzhausen to design the rest of Tesla's electric car range that will include both a mainstream sedan and sport compact.
A press release is on its way from
and will be added to this post when it arrives.
Thanks for the tip, Antontio and David!
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