You'd be tempted to think the Ferrari F430 was the work of someone named Count Gianmarco Belladonna d'Luccese Donorificio the Fair, or insert renaissance moniker here. Not even close, Jack. Its the work of Frank Stephenson, a Yank educated at Pasadena, though a Fiat man from way back. Now, Stephenson is taking over the top design spot at Alfa Romeo. The first models under his charge will be the Alfa 149; the entry "Junior," based on the Fiat Punto Grande; a top-of-mast Alfa 169, and a crossover vehicle to be named later. We know he's good with a protractor, so Alfa may be in for a brand-altering experience.

Design Shuffle: Icon Maker Frank Stephenson Named New Alfa Romeo Style Chief [Edmunds Inside Line]

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