Mitja Borkert Lamborghini

The changes at Lamborghini aren’t over yet. Following Stephan Winkelmann’s departure as company CEO, the Italian carmaker has announced the appointment of a new chief designer. Beginning April 4, 2016, Mitja Borkert will head Lamborghini’s Centro Stile, relieving his position at Porsche.

Borkert, an alumni of the Design University of Pforzheim, will be responsible for the design of future Lamborghini models. His career began at Porsche’s design department in 1999, and was named head of exterior design for the company in 2014.

The Porsche Macan, Cayenne and the 987 Boxster are all part his portfolio, including concepts like the Panamera Sport Turismo and all-electric Mission E. With his appointment, Borkert will take over from Lamborghini’s current design head, Felippo Perini (pictured below), who will join Italdesign.

Filippo Perini Lamborghini

Perini’s illustrious career as director of Lamborghini’s Centro Stile includes projects such as the Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera, Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante, Reventon, Aventador, Aventador J and the most recent Urus SUV concept.

It certainly would be interesting to see what Borkert has in store for future Lamborghini models. Would his creations be as out-of-this-world as the Centenario? Only time will tell.