Touring, historical renaissance

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Based on the mechanicals of the Maserati Coupé Gran Sport, the A8GCS Berlinetta is a style model built to a design by the director of the Touring style centre, the Belgian Louis de Fabribecker. The sports vocation of the car is expressed through consistent, well balanced proportions underscored by original graphic solutions, such as the bonnet that drops down to meet the top edge of the grille, thrusting the car forward forcefully and suggesting an impression of speed. The flanks, tautened by a muscle line joining the front and rear wheel arches, explicitly cites a classic styling cue of the legendary Flying Stars…

…The elegant Bellagio Fastback, with the exterior penned by Alessandro Dambrosio, who previously worked at the Alfa Romeo style centre, and interior by Louis de Fabribeckers, is conceived as an offering for the small yet opulent market for one-off cars, which has made a prodigious comeback over the past few years.

Based on the Maserati Quattroporte, the Bellagio Fastback reinterprets the high performance grand tourer theme, adding load space and practicality to create the ideal solution for everyday use and leisure in a formula known as the “coupé de chasse” or “shooting brake – a genre which saw its heyday in the 1950s…

The article continues in Auto & Design no. 171

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By | 2015-12-16T17:17:22+00:00 20 August 2008|ARCHIVE, DESIGN STORY|
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