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Will we see a new Alfa Romeo Zagato in 2022?

There are certain car models that are so rare, they are almost mythical. Coachbuilt cars are one of these examples. These cars were typically built by a coachbuilder, who were contractors hired by car manufacturers. They were tasked with constructing custom bodies for luxury vehicles. Many times, these cars were one-of-a-kind and were commissioned by wealthy clients. As a result, they are highly sought after by collectors and can sell for millions of dollars.

What new models will we see in 2022?

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in coachbuilt cars, as more and more people are looking for a unique driving experience. Whether it’s a classic design or something more modern, these cars offer a level of luxury. There are a few coachbuilders who still produce cars in limited numbers, but the art of coachbuilding is slowly dying out. This is because it is becoming increasingly difficult to built bespoke cars on modern donor cars because of the safety regolations. Let’s discover what the year 2022 will bring.

The new DeLorean DMC-12 will be unveiled next summer

Next summer, Italdesign will unveil the new  DeLorean DMC-12 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It will be a zero-emission GT EV. It is not yet clear whether it will be an unreleased model or a conversion kit, although the teaser image disclosed by DeLorean Motor Company would give credence to the first hypothesis.

Will the next Zagato be an Alfa Romeo?

A few months ago a Season greetings post appeared on the official instagram page of the well-known Milan coachbuilder. The most attentive have noticed what the model of an Alfa Romeo Coupé would appear to be. Could it be that Zagato will surprise us with a new model in the next summer Concours d’Elegance? Will it be built on a Giulia base? Let’s wait…

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Still no news of the Ares Design Wami Lalique.

More than a year has now passed, when Ares Design Modena presented the Wami, a model inspired by the Maserati A6G / 2000 Spider by Frua, through the publication of some renderings. The model in question should be built in collaboration with the exclusive French jewel and glassmaker Lalique. 12 speciment should be built but of a built model still no trace.

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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.