podcasts: Petrolicious Talks Episode 3: Automotive Designer, Fabrizio Giugiaro

Petrolicious Talks Episode 3: Automotive Designer, Fabrizio Giugiaro

By Petrolicious Productions
June 9, 2020

Welcome to another episode of Petrolicious Talks, a podcast series with a simple but fulfilling mission: to bring you inspiring stories, deep-dive conversations, and insights into the future of motoring from the greatest minds and most passionate enthusiasts in our community.

For our third episode—which can be streamed above, as well as on our YouTube channel here—Petrolicious founder and CEO Afshin Behnia is joined by the multitalented automotive designer, industrial designer, and architect, Fabrizio Giugiaro.

To get Fabrizio’s insight into the challenges and triumphs that he’s experienced personally or has observed in the industry—his take on electric cars is particularly interesting—give this episode of Petrolicious Talks a listen while you follow along with this visual companion article, which illustrates the design projects in the order they are discussed.

Italdesign Aztec

BMW Nazca C2


Working in various fields of industrial and concept design for more than three decades and counting, the summation of Fabrizio’s creations within the automotive would never fit into an hour-long podcast, but the conversation touches on the important milestones and diversity of work that Fabrizio, his father, and their companies have produced over the decades. We think this selection demonstrates a degree of open-mindedness that is rare even among creatives.

VW Golf Mk1

Italdesign Lucciola and Daewoo Matiz

Fiat Panda

Growing up and spending ample time in the offices and studios of a legendary designer like Giorgetto Giugiaro—Fabrizio’s father and business partner—Fabrizio probably had no choice but to develop a keen sense for aesthetics whether he liked it or not, but he has taken this gift and truly run with it, building his own legacy with designs that range from the futuristic BMW Nazca concept and the Lamborghini Gallardo to more humble but no less thoughtful projects like the Italdesign Lucciola and the Daewoo Matiz—to say nothing of his certifiably “hyper” SUVs, or redesigning multi-thousand-horsepower championship-winning speed boats.

Lamborghini Calà and Lamborghini Gallardo

Bugatti Chiron 18/3 Concept

VW GTI-based Machimoto

Giugiaro Mustang and Moray Corvette concepts

Giugiaro Parcour “hyper SUV”

De Tomaso Mangusta

Alfa Romeo Sprint GT

GFG Kangaroo

Giugi powerboat and Deutz-Fahr 7250 Agrotron

GFG Sibylla

We look forward to your feedback, and suggestions for who and what you would like us to feature in future episodes of Petrolicious Talks.

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Christijan Cuisinier Nesly
Christijan Cuisinier Nesly
4 years ago

Giugiaro not designed the Lambo Gallardo ! ! It’s Donkerworl (& DeSilva)…

John Holland
John Holland
4 years ago

These PetroTalks are top notch and better than the films in some ways – as just like a good book or radio drama it allows the imagination to roam and can be enjoyed with a glass of wine or a coffee whilst working on the office. Incredible insights into the minds of some fabulous designers and automotive legends and good questions, not just a ‘chat’. 4×4 panda has to be the best thing to have in snow with winter tyres and interesting that all the French skiing chaps in the know drive even the really old models.
Petrolicious for President 2020 methinks.

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
4 years ago
Reply to  John Holland

Thanks, John. We have some cool guests lined up for future episodes, some of which are thanks to you!

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