FILIPPO PERINI: Probably The World’s Best Super-Car Designer


Born in Italy and raised in the design industry, Filippo Perini is the man behind Lamborghini’s recent exotic offerings. Whereas CEO Stephan Winkelmann is very much the astute, shrewd, pragmatic thinker with marketing inclinations, Design Director Perrini sports a degree from Politecnico di Milan in Mechanical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Automobile Design and thus provides the company with free spirited, right brain creativity. In the mid-90s, Filippo worked at Alfa Romeo’s Centro Stile on such projects such as the GTV and Spider, 156, 166, GTV Spyder, and Nuvola and SUV Kamal concepts.



It was in 2001, when working as Senior Exterior Designer for Alfa, that he and his team came up with the now iconic, 8C Competizione concept. He joined Lamborghini in 2004 where he was given the role of Head of Exterior Design. During that time he participated in such projects as the Miura Concept, the Murcielago LP 640 coupe and Roadster.



In 2009 Filippo was made Director of Design for Lamborghini’s Centro Stile. During the past four years he has overseen the design of cars like the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera and played a role in the design of the Estoque and Urus concepts, plus the one-off Reventón coupe/roadster, the Aventador J and the Veneno. In the short video below, Filippo explains ( in italian language ) how Aventador supercar born.