Without a doubt we can say that the most beautiful and special cars are created in Italy. Now many enthusiasts of, for example, English, French or German cars will not agree. But what about the many Thriumphs and MGs? – by Michelotti. Or Aston Martin’s, designed by Bertone, Touring and Zagato. Peugeot’s designed by Pininfarina, Citroën’s designed by Bertone. German car makers also regularly work with the Italians, BMW (ao Bertone, Zagato), Mercedes-Benz (ao Coggiola), Opel (ao Bertone), or Porsche (ao Bertone, Zagato). Not only the large carmakers ask for help in Italy, but also small manufacturers like Artega and Bitter did.
This long history of car design has led to a large number of very unique creations. In addition to the many production cars, there are also very special coachbuild cars and showcars. Known and unknown cars. Unless you’re a Lamborghini aficionado or a total classic car buff, you probably don’t know much about the Lamborghini Bertone Marzal concept, unveiled by Bertone at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show.
Shortly after its Geneva presentation, the Lamborghini Marzal was driven publicly once, during the Monaco Grand Prix, not as a racer, but as a pace car. Prince Rainier III of Monaco walked the closed-off streets of his capital Monte Carlo. He stopped at the unique Lamborghini Marzal, and chose that as the car he, and his wife Princess Grace, would drive on their lap of honor to open that year’s Monaco Grand Prix.
What made the Marzal concept so unique is the huge glazed gull-wing doors that gave entry to the cabin of the vehicle. This also gave the concept an excellent all-round visibility.
One of the things that made the Marzal so unique was its amply glazed gull-wing doors, which allowed for easy entry into the cabin, as well as excellent all-round visibility. It’s those doors that served as inspiration for this Porsche Panamera Vistotal by Italian coachbuilder Castagna Milano, founded in 1849 by Carlo Castagna, famous for it’s ‘production’ Mini and Fiat creations.
The famous coachbuilder has just released these teaser images showing how the regular Panamera, as well the Sport Turismo version look like with massive carbon fiber gull-wing doors.
It’s a very distinguished look, that’s for sure. And as far as we can tell, the latch mechanism is positioned somewhere in the middle of the door and flush with the surface, while the handle itself comes out automatically when touched. The Atelier also states that the opening and closing of the door can be done automatically – from up close as well as remotely.
The door also features a two-tone aesthetic that blends in with the air outlet, featuring a special iridescent paint. Dubbed Vistotal, this mod can be applied to both versions of the four-door Porsche, with customers also able to choose bespoke interior designs with special materials and unique finishes.
In the end, the overall project took two years of planning and few months of work for Castagna Milano to have the car ready which is based on Panamera 4 E-Hybrid model.
More about the Porsche Panamera Castagna Vistotal soon here on Yakymour. Come into the amazing and beautiful world of Carrozzeria Castagna Milano.