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BMW and Pininfarina to show Gran Lusso Coupé concept at Villa d'Este

Wed, 15 May 2013

BMW and Pininfarina have collaborated on a concept car – the Gran Lusso Coupé – for the 2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este.

Previewed in these teaser images, the gloriously glamorous-sounding Gran Lusso (lusso being Italian for ‘luxury') appears to fuse BMW iconography – the front fender vent, Hofmeister kink DLO and horizontal rear lamp treatment – with a little more Latin flair with a rocker that flicks up the rear lamp and joins the shoulder line. The full-width rear lamps also promise to be suitably exotic.

We're yet to see its nose and there aren't any technical details available at present, but the V12 badge proudly sat on the C-pillar would suggest it's based on a 7-series.

As the main sponsor of Villa d'Este, BMW has a strong history of unveiling concept cars at the glamorous event on the shores of Lake Como, with the Zagato Coupé, 328 Hommage and M1 Hommage its most recent.

Car Design News will be in attendance at he 2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, which is held on 25-26 May. See the official website for more information.

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By Owen Ready