Walter de'Silva, head of Volkswagen design, has reinterpreted a Leica camera to the tune of $26,500. He's not the first car designer to venture into camera design. In the red corner is Giorgetto Giugiaro of Nikon and supercar fame.
This unseen-till-now design proposal for the Bugatti Veyron was penned by Walter de'Silva way back in 1999. The full-scale model, complete with interior, was thankfully rejected by Ferdinand Piech in favor of the better looking but still-aesthetically-challenged production version.
Well into the second century of the automobile, new vehicles can't help but be a portmanteau of earlier designs. Even those that believe they're a new segment. Let’s see some of the recently-revealed Acura ZDX’s forefathers.