BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe – New BMW 8 Series

As recently been announced with a brief statement and a few teaser images,
BMW and Italian Pininfarina on traditional event Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy officially presented the result of their collaboration, a new concept car BMW Gran Lusso Coupe Pininfarina. It is interpretation of a luxurious BMW Coupé as seen through the eyes of Pininfarina. Under the hood is a V12, most likely 6.0-liter twin-turbo with 544Hp, behind the twin-kidney grille in matte-sheen aluminum and high-gloss black. BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe The same aluminum treatment also backs the taillights, the lenses designed to let air flow through them. In inside there is room for four, a cockpit canted toward the driver, Foglizzo leather in black and Tobacco Brown, 48,000-year-old kauri wood from New Zealand, deep pile carpet on the floors, a patterned virgin wool headliner and an “oblong aperture in the roof liner” set off by white LEDs. BMW Gran Lusso Coupe Pininfarina characterized by the long hood, a set of 21-inch wheels, LED headlights, as well as successful combination of modern elegance and luxury. In any event, the BMW Gran Lusso Coupe Pininfarina could possibly be an announcement or even base for a new generation of series 8, whose production has ceased in 1999. BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe

1937 Bugatti 57SC Atalante Coupe at Villa d’Este

1937 Bugatti 57SC Atalante Coupe 1937 Bugatti 57SC Atalante Coupe 200 hp, 3,257 cc supercharged DOHC inline eight-cylinder dry-sump engine, four-speed manual gearbox, hollow front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, live rear axle with reversed quarter-elliptic leaf springs and torque arm, and four-wheel cable-operated mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,980 mm (117.3″)
  • One of just over 40 Type 57S chassis built and one of only 17 Atalante Coupés
  • Fascinating history; long-term ownership and restoration within Harrah Collection
  • Best of Show, 26th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (1976)
  • Fastidiously maintained within noted collection
  • Documented by marque expert David Sewell
The Type 57 Bugatti was an entirely new design under the direction of Le Patron’s talented son, Jean Bugatti. Production began in 1934 and continued until 1940. The Galibier sedan, Ventoux coach (two-door sedan) and Stelvio drophead coupé comprised the bulk of production, followed by the later Atalante Coupé, with coachwork built in Bugatti’s Molsheim coachworks or by Gangloff in nearby Colmar. Demand for sporting versions prompted the Grand Raid Roadster in 1934, the Type 57T with torpedo coachwork in 1935 and, the ultimate variant, the Type 57S and SC.