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Walter Maria da Silva (born February 27 1951 in Lecco, Italy) is a car designer from Italy, currently chief designer of the Volkswagen Group including Volkswagen, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, SEAT, Audi and Lamborghini. His first work for Audi was the restyling of the Audi A4.
De’Silva first came into notoriety for designing the Alfa Romeo 156, 145, 146 and 147 . From Alfa, he was poached by SEAT, where he designed the current incarnations of the León and Toledo, employing the same sporty design philosophy.
His favourite car is the new Audi A5, which was launched in 2007.