BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe
what you see here is the very first collaboration between BMW and Pininfarina, dubbed the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe, unveiled at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013. as far as technical specs are concerned, there are none, except for the fact that under that longish bonnet, and behind that signature Beemer twin-kidney grille sits a V12 engine and it is rolling on exclusively designed 21-inch wheels. at first glance, we know it is a BMW, but yet it is decidedly un-BMW like as one could easily sense that someone other than the Munich folks have a hand or two with this luxury two-door coupe. the cabin of this four-seater luxury coupe has a driver focus cockpit where all driving-related functions and controls are subtly tilted towards the driver (like the good’ol sports cars of the nineties), while the rest of the interior receives handcrafted finest leather and 48,000-year-old kauri wood hailed from New Zealand.
if you are already peeking into your bank account for numbers in preparation for this car, just don’t get ahead of yourself yet cos’ we have not-so-good news for you: this is a one-off example and it is meant as an “interpretation of a luxurious BMW Coupe as seen through the eyes of Pininfarina.” and so no, even if you have a burgeoning bank account it won’t be rolling into the dealers any time soon. as for what we have written here, they barely scratched the surface of this awesome ride. in its associated PR text with over 2,000 words, BMW layout a chock-full of marketing-infused design mambo jambo detailing the design concept and its underlying philosophy, which we thought are better spoken through a good set of high-res images – available for your viewing pleasure in the gallery after the break.