Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este: concept cars

May 28, 2011
Author: Grigoriy Gomelchuk
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At the end of May the little Italian village Cernobbio, nearby Lake Como, gets flooded with antique cars and car design worshippers, for what is called Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. As a necessary part of this contest, many concept and exclusive cars strive for the title of best – let’s start with them.

Apart from the BMW’s concepts beyond the competition (as a provider’s cars), there were 9 concepts. With the public voting for the most beautiful, this was claimed to be the Aston Martin V12 Zagato. One of the advantages of its creators was that they played this card at the last moment – the surprise effect. Inspired by this win, Dr. Ulrich Bez (CEO at Aston Martin) claimed that in 50 years the V12 Zagato must repeat this success but in the Historic category.

Aston Martin V12 Vantage:

Perfectly accepted by the audience, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato will be produced in limited edition, besides, at the end of June it’s racing sibling will take a part at the 24 Hour race at Nurburgring.

Ferrari Superamerica 45:

The Ferrari Superamerica 45 is a one-off bespoke model created for American collector Peter Kalikow. It differs from the Ferrari 599GTB only by the roof leaning back to the boot lid and some decoration elements.

Audi Quattro:

The Audi Quattro was created by Ernest Tsarukyan (the exterior) and Florian Flatau (the interior), who were the speakers at the recent Audi Car Design Awards. There is a hope that the front engine supercar will have a production life.

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus P4/5:

The first glance gives you a fake feeling of the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione with a racing body kit, but it’s not that simple – the resemblance is only outward. That car was based on the Ferrari Enzo by Pininfarina. This one – is based on the Ferrari F430, and was designed by three Italian studios: LM Gianetti, N Technology and Pro.To. Both the cars were ordered by the American James Glickenhaus.

Infiniti Etherea:

The flamboyant Infiniti Etherea is definitely a not-for-everyone car. Some will blame its designers for tastelessness, some will give them a compliment for courage.

Renault DeZir:

The Renault DeZir is beautiful, bright and daring, but maybe too much?

Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake Concept:

Rumour has it that Mercedes-Benz is preparing the CLS estate for the assembly line. The Shooting Brake concept has been displayed at many motor shows and now it’s here.

Italdesign Giugiaro Go!:

It’s been almost 40 years since Giugiaro created his revolutionary VW Golf and first generation Scirocco. And this is what the designer sees to be a Volkswagen today.

Rinspeed BamBoo:

The beach-purposed little BamBoo is 70s-styled and aimed at everyone who is tired of the modern sophisticated shaped. At the same time, the BamBoo is totally jammed with devices of every kind.

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