This is the man who designed the Mclaren 720s!
Gossipy tidbits have been overflowing that McLaren’s previous Design Director Frank Stephenson is never again working for the British automaker and has come back to Mini where he acted as Chief Designer until 2002. He likewise worked for Ferrari where he managed the plan of the F430 Scuderia and Maserati MC12. While reports that Stephenson is coming back to Mini presently can’t seem to be affirmed, McLaren has declared his takeoff from the organization. Filling Stephenson’s part as new Design Director is Rob Melville – a name that ought to be comfortable with McLaren affectionados.
Having joined McLaren in 2009 as a Senior Designer, Melville was elevated to Chief Designer in 2014. In the event that that name doesn’t sound recognizable, be rest guaranteed this is uplifting news. Prior to the advancement, Melville planned cars in the Sports Series and second-era Super range including the 650S, 675LT, 570S and the powerful P1.
All the more as of late, he drove the outline of the 720S. Looking at that as some view the 720S as one of most staggering supercars on special today, McLaren’s future outline heading ought to be in extremely safe hands as the organization arrangements to unleash 14 new models or variations of existing models by 2022 as a major aspect of the automaker’s $1.4 billion Track22 marketable strategy.This implies Melville will administer the outlines of McLaren’s new LT sub-mark, an electric supercar and the P1’s future successor.
“I am excited to be given the title of Design Director for McLaren Automotive,” said Melville. “I recollect when I got the call to return and join McLaren in 2009 and the delight I felt then is a similar today. We have built up an awesome plan group and have incorporated an outline theory that I feel energetically about. I have dependably trusted that incredible outline recounts an awesome story and that is our main event here at McLaren. I’m amazingly glad.”
Before joining McLaren, Melville worked for Jaguar Land Rover.
His outline draws at Jaguar Land Rover were decided for the LRX Concept which made ready for the Evoque. He then joined GM as a Senior Designer where he composed the Cadillac Converj Concept, Chevrolet Corvette, and Hummer H2.