The Flamboyant Style

The story behind
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Between 1946 and 1950 Ghia and Stabilimenti Farina proposed a limited series of car bodies with a low and flowing line - designed by Capalbi - whose most striking feature were the covered wheel arches on the front and rear, a solution that required to widen the car to allow steering. These cars had opulent...

Ares Design announces S1 Project

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14 Sep 2020
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Luxury Italian coachbuilder ARES has revealed a full scale model of the newest addition to the ARES family – a jaw-dropping, low-profiled supercar – S1 Project. The car, wholly designed by the Italian company, was conceived from a simple brief from ARES’s product team; a car to comprise hypercar design, supercar performance and a sportscar...

The Chrysler K-300 Special by Ghia

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29 Aug 2020
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This one-off 2-seater coupe is designed by Virgil Exner, the famous designer of Chrysler in 50s, in cooperation with Luigi Serge known as “Gigi” who was the International Commercial Director and a well-known designer at Ghia studio, also a close friend of Exner’s. The Long hood, low roof and tail fins were Exner’s signature also...

Poltu Quatu 2020

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09 Aug 2020
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The Poltu Quatu Classic is back among major international events with the fifth edition of the most glamorous Concours d’Elegance of the summer organised by Auto Classic and Between Comunicazione in collaboration with the Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu and Bcool City Magazine. On 10, 11 and 12 July authentic four-wheeled gems from the most important...

Ferrari P540 VS Ferrari 330 LMB

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07 Aug 2020
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The Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta is a one-off convertible sports car based on the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. This car represents the second car in Ferrari's Special Project program. Edward Walson commissioned the car in 2008, asking Ferrari to build a modern interpretation of the gold covered Carrozzeria Fantuzzi-bodied Ferrari 330 LMB built for the...

ARES DESIGN and Lalique launch automotive collaboration

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04 Aug 2020
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Luxury Italian coachbuilder ARES Design and world-renowned French crystal maker Lalique announce their collaboration to produce a bespoke limited-edition car expected to be revealed later this year. To mark the announcement the companies released an enticing teaser shot revealing the sleek silhouette of the ultimate luxury accessory. Modena-based ARES Design will be responsible for the...

Touring Superleggera Aero3 will be unveiled in September

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31 Jul 2020
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Touring Superleggera is pleased to announce that the project designated as Touring Berlinetta Aero has now been officially named Touring Aero3. The name fits ideally to the special features of the new car, and finds inspiration from the focus placed on the importance of aerodynamic coachwork by Touring in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, which...

Zagato will launch the new Iso Rivolta GTZ in October

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31 Jul 2020
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Zagato presents the GTZ: the car which marks the rebirth of Iso Rivolta brand. Limited to just 19 units (nine of them already sold), this Gran Turismo has been designed as tribute to the iconic Iso Rivolta A3 of 1963. Italian pure “cloth” from the milanese Atelier, and a powerful american “heart”, since the mechanical...

The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este takes time out in 2020

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17 Jul 2020
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The organisers of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este – the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and BMW Group Classic – have jointly come to the difficult decision to postpone the event planned for October 2020 until 28th – 30th May 2021. The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is one of the most exclusive motoring gatherings in the...

Boneschi logo evolution

Logo evolution
10 Jul 2020
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Carrozzeria Boneschi was established in Milano by Giovanni Boneschi in 1919. Since that day in, Carrozzeria Boneschi has remained an outstanding exponent of the Italian Style on the international coachbuilding scene. This is the story of an industrial enterprise blessed by major successes, from the close and lengthy association with Lancia to the work produced...

The Alfa Romeo ‘Satan’s Breath’

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03 Jul 2020
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Soffio di Satana, is the name given by Eng. Anderloni (founder of Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera) to a model of Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Turismo designed and built by him with a very personal, aerodynamic and very elegant style. At that time it was popular to give demonic names to the cars which were particularly beautiful,...

Bizzarrini Manta VS Giugiaro Quaranta

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30 Jun 2020
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Premiered at the 2008 Geneva International Motor Show, The “Quaranta” project is a concept car designed to celebrate Italdesign Giugiaro’s fortieth anniversary. Despite its flat, highly compact shape, the Quaranta features a single-volume shape, characterized by a continuous body line stretching from its clipped nose to the tail that exploits the almost horizontal rake of...

Bertone

The story behind
10 Jun 2020
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The beginning Bertone was founded in November 1912, when Giovanni Bertone, then aged 28, opened a workshop specialising in the construction and repair of horse-drawn carriages. He started out with three workers. At the beginning of the 20th century cars were a rarity in Turin. The traffic on the roads was nearly all carriages, and...

Ghia logo evolution

Logo evolution
03 Jun 2020
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Carrozzeria Ghia SpA, established 1916 in Turin, was an Italian automobile design and coachbuilding firm, established by Giacinto Ghia and Gariglio as Carrozzeria Ghia & Gariglio. The headquarters was located at 4 Corso Valentino in Turin. From 1973, the Ghia name became Ford's top trim-level in its mainstream model range. The trend began in Europe...

The Alfa Romeo Dardo

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29 May 2020
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The Dardo, a spider based on the mechanicals of the Alfa Romeo 156, is yet another example of Pinifarina's passion for the car, the research for innovative forms of expression, research which, in the run-up to the "67° Salone Internazionale dell'Automobile di Torino 3a Rassegna Mondiale dello Stile", has focused on a make like Alfa...
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Revelli di Beaumont

The story behind
17 Oct 2019
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Of ancient Piedmontese noble origins, he was born in Rome on June 25th 1907 from Abiel Bethel, a well-known weapons designer, and by Lucia Bonomi. He studied and graduated from the Military Academy of Nunziatella, in Naples, but at the same time he cultivated a passion for fine arts, supported by an aunt, a fashion...

Touring Superleggera

The story behind
26 Sep 2019
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The early years In early 1926, two lawyers from Milan – Felice Bianchi Anderloni and Gaetano Ponzoni – decided to leave behind the world of law and follow their passion for the automobile, purchasing a controlling interest in Milan-based coachbuilder Carrozzeria Falco from its founder, Vittorio Ascari, who would then leave the company two years...

Carrozzeria Monterosa

The story behind
27 Aug 2019
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The early years In 1946 Giorgio Sargiotto founded the Monterosa Bodyshop, together with Edgardo Barbero who assumed the role of CEO. From the inspection of the Turin Chamber of Commerce, it appears that the limited liability company Carrozzeria Monterosa was established on 11 January 1946 with headquarters in Turin in Sant'Agostino street, at number 12...

Ghia Supersonic

The story behind
20 Aug 2019
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Preface Ghia Supersonic was a small series of different chassis built by various manufacturers cars. The origin of the series was a bodywork for a racing car, designed as an individual and built by Giovanni Savonuzzi for Virgilio Conrero. After the car was destroyed in its first race, Ghia decided to use the design and...

Viotti

The story behind
04 Aug 2019
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Viotti & Tolfo The history of Carrozzeria Viotti centers on its founder, Vittorino Viotti. He was born in 1901 and started to work at Casaro. Shortly after with his colleague and friend Torquato Tolfo, he founded their own body shop in 1921. Viotti & Tolfo opened in Via Ilarione Petitti 9, not far from the...

Giuliano Silli: Carrozzeria Allemano Torino

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09 Jul 2020
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The most exhaustive text regarding a little known Turin coachbuilder: Serafino Allemano. After more than two years of research, between archives and - unfortunately - very few testimonies, Giuliano Silli with this book, has been able in showing a story of a man, whose life was silently marked by his working times: activities that allowed...

Italdesign premiers the first production Nissan GT-R 50

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20 May 2020
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Moncalieri / Cervesina, May 20, 2020 The waiting is finally over: just a few minutes ago, in streaming from the "Tazio Nuvolari" circuit in Cervesina, Italdesign launched the first Nissan GT-R 50 by Italdesign in the celebratory edition limited to fifty units. The Nissan GT-R 50 by Italdesign is the result of the collaboration with...

Bertone logo evolution

Logo evolution
10 May 2020
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Carrozzeria Bertone has a long history and is without doubt one of the most important coachbuilder ever. It was based in Grugliasco in northern Italy. Gruppo Bertone was founded as Carrozzeria Bertone in 1912 by Giovanni Bertone. Designer Nuccio Bertone took charge of the company after World War II and the company was divided into...

Range Rover Evoque by Castagna

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28 Apr 2020
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Carrozzeria Castagna Milano has patented a new digital woodworking process that led to the development of the finish called WoodFabric. To present this new material, a customized version of the hybrid Range Rover Evoque has been created, shown online following the cancellation of the Salone del Mobile, where it has to be inveiled. MALLEABLE WOOD...

GFG Style: 3 concept cars unveiled

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03 Mar 2020
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Fabrizio and Giorgetto Giugiaro will be presenting 3 prototypes, 2 as a world preview at the GFG Style Headquarter in Moncalieri, Turin - Italy. In just 4 years of business, GFG Style has demonstrated great creative and manufacturing talent: in fact, 7 concept cars have emerged from Fabrizio and Giorgetto Giugiaro’s creativity in the global...

GFG Style 2030: from Riyadh to Geneva

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05 Dec 2019
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Turin, December 02 2019 – At the Riyadh MotorShow 2020, GFG Style is unveiling the teaser preview of its new Electric Hyper SUV dedicated to Saudi Arabia, which will be officially presented next March at the Geneva International Motor Show 2020. The showcar is called the "2030" and it was unveiled in Riyadh on November...

Coachbuilder Car of the Year: Ares Design Panther

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31 Oct 2019
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It was a balanced final, but in the end, Ares Design Panther made it against a tough Pininfarina Battista winning by 59% against 41% on our official Instagram page poll. So our followers have decided: Ares Design Panther ProgettoUno (its official full name) is www.carrozzieri-italiani.com "coachbuilder car of the year 2019"! You deserve the medal!...

Tom Tjaarda last creation

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29 Oct 2019
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Presented at the "Super Car Parade 2019" at Parco del Valentino, exhibited at Circolo del Design di Torino, the one-off "124 Tjaarda Targa", by Tom Tjaarda, was subsequently awarded as "show car" at the Castello di Meano Elegance Competition. The car tells the gripping stylistic journey of Tjaarda, from the Corvette Rondine show car by...

Strategic agreement signed by Evergrande and Pininfarina

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18 Oct 2019
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Turin, October 17 2019 – A strategic agreement for the design development of a new range of products has been signed at the Evergrande headquarters in Shenzen, China, by Pininfarina CEO Silvio Angori and Hui Kayan, Chairman of Evergrande Group. This agreement is in addition to the ongoing contract for the design development of different...

The Alpine OSI CRV

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17 Sep 2019
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In the 1950s, ABS plastic (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) was developed by Marbon-Chemical in the USA. This plastic is marketed by Marbon-Chemical under the trade name Cycolac and used primarily for housing parts or boat building. In order to better market the product or increase sales, in the early 1960s, the decision was made to build prototype automobiles...

The Alfa Romeo 412 Spider Vignale

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14 Sep 2019
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Introduction The Alfa Romeo 412 Spider Vignale was a racing car built in 1939 with a Touring body then changed in 1951 by Vignale who used a more modern and aerodynamic livery in line with Alfa Romeo style of that period. It took part in different races with the original body but also with the...

The Pininfarina Karma GT makes its debut at the Monterey Car Week

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05 Sep 2019
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The last born of Karma, the KarmaGT designed by Pininfarina, an unique electric car, also a great protagonist at Pebble Beach. A huge crowd of fans and collectors have been invading the streets of Monterey for days. Great interest, certainly, also for the last born of Karma Automotive, the Californian car manufacturer, which presented KarmaGT...

The Marzotto Ferraris

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22 Aug 2019
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Giannino Marzotto was one of the Marzotto family’s heirs, a well know family of entrepreneurs in the textile industry; Enzo Ferrari’s friend and great car racing enthusiast, he started to compete in 1948. He was the second of four children – Paolo, Giannino, Umberto and Vittorio – all very good gentleman drivers. He stood out...