Tobias Sühlmann from VW to Bugatti

15 August 2017 | by CDN Team

Bugatti has appointed Tobias Sühlmann as the new Head of Exterior Design Creative Development. The 38-year-old joins Bugatti from the design department of Volkswagen, where he was responsible for the Arteon, the future Touareg and several concept cars such as the Golf GTE Sport Concept, the sports coupe GTE Concept and the T-Prime GTE Concept. At Bugatti he will report to Achim Anscheidt, head of the design team.

“Tobias Sühlmann has a great talent and has gained valuable experience,” says Achim Anscheidt. “He is joining our brand at an exciting time when we are working on concepts for the next Bugatti. With his passion for high-performance vehicles and his well-developed understanding of brand values, he will be an extremely valuable addition to our highly-qualified design team.”

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“The brand has a strong historic aura and is now more fascinating than ever before. No other super sports car brand serves such an exclusive customer group with a tailor-made product that explores the boundaries of technical feasibility at the same time as having such unmistakable design DNA.”

Sühlmann studied transportation design at Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences, joined Volkswagen directly after completing his degree and spent his first two years in the brand’s Potsdam Design Centre.