Walter Maria da Silva an Italian car designer, currently chief designer of the Volkswagen Group (including Volkswagen, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, SEAT, Audi and Lamborghini).
Da Silva started at the age of 21 as an industrial designer for Fiat.
After this experience, da Silva worked at the Development Automotive Engineering Institute in Turin for nine years under the direction of Franco Mantegazza and Renzo Piano.
I have first noticed da Silva's design in the late 90's when he signed his name under Alfa Romeo 147 since then he was poached by SEAT, where among other he designed the Tango model in 2001.
However, his favorite car design, in sixty year career, is the Audi A5, which was first launched in 2007. Another stunning model from the Audi era was R8.