McLaren’s Design Director Frank Stephenson believes the future holds shapeshifting chameleon cars and robots that can teach their drivers how to drive on a track without killing themselves.
Frank Stephenson has gone down a career path that most of us only wish we could have done. He's designed some of the most amazing cars ever, including the Ferrari F430 and the McLaren 12C. And now he's taken some time from his schedule to talk to you, the Jalopnik readers. Have at it!
Frank Stephenson ranks among the most accomplished living auto designers with a portfolio that includes the revived Mini Cooper, Fiat 500 and the McLaren MP4-12C. How does such a talented man spend his free time? By trolling for fights on an Internet forum.
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…