MILAN -- Ferrari has poached a new design chief from mass market French auto group PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, the Fiat-owned company said on Thursday.
Ferrari said Donato Coco -- the pen behind Citroen's recent hits, the C2, C3 and C3 Pluriel -- would take up his new post on Nov. 14.
Ferrari's former design chief Frank Stephenson was pulled across to head the style team at Fiat Auto earlier this year, part of a plan to revitalize the mass market car arm and pull it back to profit.
"Coco will have the job of stimulating and directing the creativity of Ferrari's partners, which in terms of styling include our historic partnership with Pininfarina," Ferrari said in a statement.
Turin-based car designer Pininfarina has designed many of Ferrari's roadsters, including the 612 Scaglietti and 360 Modena.