BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe makes global debut in Como, Italy
BMW Group and Italian car designer firm Pininfarina unveiled today, the new BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe at the 2013 edition of the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Como, Italy (24-26 May, 2013). The powerful V12 engine luxury sports coupe is a one-off creation, both companies excelling in creativity and quality of materials.
“The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé has an extraordinary impact. It expresses hallmark BMW values such as luxury and sheer presence in a highly elegant form,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “I admire the reductive clarity and precision in Pininfarina’s design. Their expectations for the end result have been just as high as ours, and their understanding of design perfectly complements the BMW design DNA for a vehicle of this kind.”
Among the exclusive interior features is the kauri wood that has been aged for 48,000 years, lending a special aura to the cabin. Kauri wood is native to New Zealand and is among the rarest timbers in the world. Its unique grain shifts in color from gold to red to brown, depending on the incidence of light and angle of view. The toppled kauri trees have been preserved in swamps for millennia and is the reason for its special characteristics.
Unfortunately, the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé car is just a styling exercise, highly unlikely to go into production or be sold commercially.