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Giovanni Michelotti 29 Sept. 2023

Il primo evento organizzato da carrozzieri-italiani.com in collaborazione con il club 8Volanti Tazio Nuvolari

Con grande orgoglio possiamo ufficializzare il primo di una serie di eventi dedicati al design automobilistico nati dalla collaborazione tra carrozzieri-italiani.com e il Club 8Volanti Tazio Nuvolari.

Nel primo appuntamento abbiamo l’onore di ospitare Edgardo Michelotti, figlio di uno dei più importanti designer della storia automobilistica italiana e non solo: Giovanni Michelotti. Considerato una “mattita libera”, Michelotti ha iniziato la sua carriera presso gli Stabilimenti Farina per collaborare successivamente con quasi tutti carrozzieri italiani come freelancer. Le sue collaborazioni più strette sono state con Allemano e Vignale con cui ha creato le più spettacolari Dream Car degli’anni 50 e 60 come la Fiat 8V Demon Rouge e la Fiat 1100 TV Antibes. Nella seconda fase della sua carriera ha rilanciato marchi come Triumph e BMW rifiutando sempre la direzione dei centri stili più blasonati dei marchi automobilistici mondiali rimanendo coerente con il suo spirito libero. Nella sua carriera, Giovanni Michelotti ha disegnato 192 Ferrari e si stimano  circa 1200 autovetture. È tuttavia impossibile fare un computo preciso in quanto Michelotti non imponeva alle Case a cui consegnava i disegni di comunicare il suo nome, né di mettere marchi vari sulle carrozzerie.

L’evento organizzato in collaborazione con il Club 8Volanti Tazio Nuvolari di Mantova, (già celebri per il Concorso d’Eleganza della Città di Mantova) si svolgerà in una location suggestiva: Il Museo Tazio Nuvolari in centro di Mantova e sarà presentato dal fondatore di carrozzieri-italiani.com Andreas Scheidl e Carlo Caraffini del Club 8Volanti.

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The first event organised by carrozzieri-italiani.com in cooperation with the 8Volanti Tazio Nuvolari club

It is with great pleasure that we can officially announce the first of a series of events dedicated to automotive design born from the collaboration between carrozzieri-italiani.com and the 8Volanti Tazio Nuvolari Club.

In our first appointment we have the honour of hosting Edgardo Michelotti, son of one of the most important designers in Italian automotive history: Giovanni Michelotti. Considered a “free pencil”, Michelotti began his career at Stabilimenti Farina and later worked with almost all Italian coachbuilders as a freelancer. His closest collaborations were with Allemano and Vignale, with whom he created the most spectacular Dream Cars of the 1950s and 1960s. In the second part of his career, he relaunched brands such as Triumph and BMW, always rejecting the direction of the world’s most renowned automotive design centres while remaining consistent with his free spirit.

The event, organised in collaboration with the 8Volanti Tazio Nuvolari Club of Mantua, (already famous for the Concorso d’Eleganza of the Città di Mantova) will take place in an evocative location: the Tazio Nuvolari Museum in the centre of Mantua and will be hosted by the founder of carrozzieri-italiani.com Andreas Scheidl and Carlo Caraffini of the 8Volanti Club.

Seats will be limited and reservations are appreciated by sending an email to:
info @ carrozzieri-italiani.com

The whole event will be broadcast on our official YouTube channel.

Stay tuned, the second guest of the October event will be revealed shortly.

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Automobili Pininfarina, the pinnacle of Italian luxury automotive design, has unveiled the Battista Cinquantacinque, a hyper GT paying homage to the timeless elegance of the 1955 Lancia Florida. This one-of-a-kind masterpiece blends cutting-edge technology with the spirit of classic Italian design, capturing the essence of automotive history.

Named “Cinquantacinque,” meaning 55 in Italian, the car’s moniker pays homage to the legendary Pininfarina-designed classic car. The Battista Cinquantacinque proudly showcases the iconic Blu Savoia Gloss bodywork and a contrasting Bianco Sestriere Gloss roof, inspired by the original Lancia Florida show car.

The Lancia Florida, created by Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina, served as a muse for the creation of the Battista Cinquantacinque. Farina, the visionary behind the classic model, also lent his name to the fastest and most powerful Italian road car, the Battista.

The exterior of the Battista Cinquantacinque features flawless Blu Savoia Gloss paint, complemented by a Bianco Sestriere Gloss roof and Brushed Anodised jewelry pack. Inside, the bespoke Mahagoni Poltrona Frau Heritage Leather upholstery exudes luxury and sophistication.

Each Battista Cinquantacinque bears unique inscriptions, including the signature ‘Cinquantacinque 55’ on the passenger door plate and the underside of the active rear wing, signifying its heritage and provenance.

Underneath its exquisite exterior lies a powerful heart—a 1,900hp electric powertrain propelled by four independent motors and a 120 kWh lithium-ion battery. With staggering performance figures like 0-100 kph in 1.86 seconds and a driving range of up to 476 km, the Battista Cinquantacinque promises an exhilarating driving experience.

Dave Amantea, Chief Design Officer at Automobili Pininfarina, expressed his excitement, stating, “This was a truly special and unique opportunity to design a car that pays homage to Pininfarina SpA’s heritage.” Amantea highlighted the significance of the Lancia Florida’s influence on both the Battista Cinquantacinque and the PURA Vision design concept, setting the stage for future Automobili Pininfarina models.

The Battista Cinquantacinque will make its debut in Tokyo, Japan, alongside retail partner SKY GROUP, marking Automobili Pininfarina’s global expansion. Clients in the region will experience the brand’s promise of ‘Dream Cars. Made Real.’ firsthand, with each hand-crafted vehicle tailored to reflect the personality of its owner.

Automobili Pininfarina’s dedication to crafting bespoke masterpieces ensures that each vehicle leaving the Atelier facility in Cambiano is a unique expression of luxury and automotive excellence, rooted in Italian heritage and innovation.