From the Lamborghini Miura to the Maserati Quattroporte IV, from the humble Innocenti Mini to the epic Cizeta V16T, Marcello Gandini has designed some of the most epochal of all automobiles. Iconic cars like the first-generation BMW 5 Series, the Audi 50/VW Polo, the Fiat X1/9, the Lamborghini Countach and the Diablo, the Lancia Stratos, the Renault Magnum super truck, and many others have all flowed from his stylistic pen.
That Marcello Gandini is one of the greatest automobile designers ever, is beyond dispute, and the impact he has had on automobile design in the last four decades of the 20th century, spilling well into the 21st, is incomparable and immeasurable. Among others, Marcello Gandini has designed some of the most epochal of all automobiles:
• Alfa Romeo Montreal, Carabo, Alfetta, Navajo
• Audi 50/VW Polo
• BMW 5-Series, 2500/2800 (E3), Garmisch (E19), Spicup
• Citroen BX, Camargue
• Cizeta V16T
• Ferrari 308 GT4, Rainbow
• Fiat X1/9, Abarth 131 Rally
• Lamborghini Miura, Marzal, Espada, Jarama, Urraco, Countach, Bravo, Silhouette, Diablo
• Lancia Stratos HF, Sibilo
• Maserati Khamsin, Quattroporte II & IV, Shamal, Ghibli II, Chubasco
• Renault 5 Turbo, Super 5, Magnum
Designing automobiles that really defined the late 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, even the 1990s, Marcello Gandini is, arguably, the one man who had the greatest impact, the one who changed automotive design the most. A book on him and his design is long overdue. Finally...
2 Volume set
400 pages in each volume
924 images (449 Volume I and 475 Volume II) - many never seen before!
Over one hundred of Gandini's designs featured
600 regular editions, 400 numbered and signed by both Marcello Gandini and Gautam Sen
Though less publicized, Sen has also been directly involved with the automobile industry in India and Europe, beginning with his first automotive job at Maruti Udyog Limited, India’s leading carmaker, and then subsequently consulting at various levels in the areas of technology, design, product development, marketing and joint ventures, and in the process, interacting with the likes of Hero Motors, Hindustan Motors, Ideal Jawa, Mahindra & Mahindra, San Motors, Tata Motors, and TVS-Suzuki. Sen also lead the design and development of India’s first sports car, the San Storm.
Whilst working on design and development projects, Sen has worked with eminent designers such as Gerard Godfroy, Tom Tjaarda and Marcello Gandini.
Sen has authored several critically acclaimed books on automobiles: The Maharajas & Their Magnificent Motor Cars (published in French by E.T.A.I., in English by Haynes Publishing and in German by Heel), The Car Design Book, Rolls-Royce 17EX A Fabulous Destiny, and A Million Cars for a Billion People, other than co-authoring The Story of the Star in India and The Royal Udaipur RR GLK 21.