Coco gears up for chief design post at Ferrari

Ferrari has appointed the Italian Donato Coco as its chief designer, replacing Frank Stephenson, who has been promoted by parent company Fiat to become head of the Fiat, Lancia and Light Commercial Vehicles styling centre in Turin.

Coco takes up the post on 14 November and will lead the Italian car brand’s design coordination and strategy, overseeing the creative output of Ferrari partners. He moves to Ferrari from French car manufacturer Citroën, where he is also chief designer, and will join Ferrari’s GT team in Maranello, Italy.

Stephenson was appointed to head up design for Ferrari and Maserati in July 2002 and was involved in the design of the Maserati MC12 and Ferrari F430, plus the Maserati Quattroporte and Ferrari Scaglietti. The latter two were created with long-term Ferrari collaborator, Pininfarina.

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