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Range Rover Evoque by Castagna

Carrozzeria Castagna Milano has patented a new digital woodworking process that led to the development of the finish called WoodFabric. To unveil 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 like fabric

Behind the slogan “Wood outside, wood inside”, the atelier confirms its traditional use of this material, often used to decorate the interiors and exteriors of cars. WoodFabric, is innovative and immune to temperature changes, humidity and UV rays and can be used in all conditions without losing its main characteristics and qualities. WoodFabric feels at the touch like printed fabric, but retain the reflections and texture of the original material becoming malleable to the point of being able to cover the dashboard, seats and panels without the use of molds

Gray, blue and coffee colors

The Evoque made by Carrozzeria Castagna features external oak woodstrips which follow the coachline starting from the rearlight LEDs. The interior, on the other hand, offers a completely new glance: the gray-blue leather, coordinated with the dominant color of the bodywork, has in fact been combined with Alcantara coffee-colored, pearl-gray metallic finishes and WoodFabric inserts on the backrest and on the dashboard

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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.