Blog: Dave LeggettLuc Donckerwolke quits Bentley

Dave Leggett | 5 June 2015

Luc Donckerwolke may look like a big softy in his standard-designer-turtleneck, but don

Luc Donckerwolke may look like a big softy in his standard-designer-turtleneck, but don't upset him

The departure of head designer Luc Donckerwolke from Bentley (replacement found) is an interesting one, not least for the question of where he will pop up next. Donckerwolke, it seems, could be a bit outspoken at times.

Not so long ago there was that spat with Lincoln caused when Donckerwolke took umbrage at the design similarities between a Lincoln concept and Bentley's Flying Spur, and took to social media to voice his opinions. It was no-holds-barred stuff dripping with sarcasm. You don't often get that kind of thing in public, so it was kind of refreshing to see someone who felt ripped off letting rip.

He had a long career at VW, so his departure seems to have come as something of a surprise. I'm guessing he won't show up at Lincoln...

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