Meet the man behind Tron’s vehicles
ALERT! You can buy your own Light Cycle. Here’s our meeting last year with the original designer
Posted: 19 Aug 2011
TopGear first met design genius Daniel Simon at Le Mans in 2008. We were there, mob-handed and enjoying a few refreshing shandies, when we struck up conversation with a group of like-minded race fans. "You need to meet this guy," one of them said. "His name's Daniel, and he's invented his own galaxy."
We thought someone had spiked our drinks, but it turned out to be true. Still a car designer at the time, with stints in the VW group's advanced studio and Bugatti under his belt, this self-effacing East German had been moonlighting as a futurist.
Words: Jason Barlow