- R​obert Opron.

T​hank you Robert Opron

T​he man who designed some revolutionary looking French cars has recently passed away.

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French car designer R​obert Opron always used to design futuristic looking cars, so he was just the right man to design a successor for the legendary Citroën DS. Apart from the CX, Opron also designed the GS and most notably the beautiful SM for Citroën. Before that he defused the polarizing looks of the Ami 6, turning it into the Ami 8 with a less controversial, but by no means boring looking rear.

A​fter designing these cars, Opron switched to Renault, there he designed cars like the Fuego, the R25 and also the timeless looking Alpine GTA.

B​efore his retirement, Robert Opron worked for Fiat and as an independent design consultant. He sadly passed away on the 29th March this year, but his spirit will live on in all of his forward-thinking and unique car designs.

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Comments (8)

  • I was not familiar with Mr Opron’s work, but his designs were innovative, slightly unusual but tasteful.

      29 days ago
    • Yes, definitely! The SM and CX are my favorite Citroens and together with the DS the cars that make me love the brand for being so unusual but stylish.

        29 days ago
  • These are some of my favourite designed cars. I love how he got the designs future proofed as they still look modern in today's world.

      29 days ago
  • He designed some of my, and many others', favourite cars of all time. A true legend. RIP.

      29 days ago
  • RIP

      28 days ago
  • Nooooooooooo why so young

      29 days ago