The fascinating coachbuilding heritage of the Bianchi Alderloni family has entered an inspired new chapter in automotive history. Hence the birth of the actual Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera S.r.l. in Rozzano, on the outskirts of Milan, thanks to the European holding company Zeta Europe, owner, among many, of Ruote Borrani, Carrozzeria Touring and Carrozzeria Granturismo trade marks. Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera S.r.l. consists of a team of very motivated designers, body engineers and master coachbuilders in combination with an international management team. At the occasion of the 2008 Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance weekend, they are both thrilled and honoured to unveil two of their new creations, both as a world première.
Both projects, although based on completely different briefings, represent contemporary interpretations of very important traditional Carrozzeria Touring parameters: elegant sportiveness, quality of design, well-thought proportions and meticolous execution.
The Bellagio Fastback Touring forms a tribute to Maserati successful Quattroporte model. The most luxury Italian saloon car of the post-War period has in fact been transformed in a sports fastback with rear door and large loading space, to offer the market a top level sportcar, never realized before. The Bellagio Fastback Touring has dimensions and performance identical to the saloon’s, it weighs only 50 kg more and doesn’t need particular homologations. It’s the ideal car for those who need a high standing and perfomance car also for leasure, able to accomodate four persons in maximum comfort and a series of sports equipments, luggages and whatever you need in your spare time. The Bellagio Fastback Touring can therefore be made to measure not only in colours, interiors and desired accessories, but also in tailor-made solutions for its owner: spaces for shotguns, ski, golf and all big objects in general.
The start of the 21st century is witnessing a true renaissance of special automotive coachbuilding and custom automotive design. The factor of personal expression is still of growing importance. The complexity of modern cars seems contradictory to the profession of special coachbuilders. The spectrum of possibilities is however fascinating and broad. It forms a challenge for new generations of automotive designers and engineers. Modern technologies and materials, in combination with traditional skills and know-how, open new windows for tailor-made high quality products. Laptops and hammers, software and steel, laser and rulers: this is the workfloor of Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera for 2008.
source : Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Press