The best prototypes present at Villa d’este

Villa d'Este 2016, los mejores prototipos Competition of Elegance of Villa d’este is a benchmark at the global level. The best car is measured every year at the contest of elegance the most ancient, exclusive and prestigious, which has been held since 1929 at the lago di como. In Villa d’este it is possible to see some of the best classic cars and historic of the world, these being the genuine protagonists, although it is also an event with obvious visibility to the prototypes more modern of the brands. Since BMW is a sponsor of the event, the prototype modern, have hehco a hole and this year, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the brand, has exposed all its prototypes Hommage.

The first day, Saturday, the cars participating in the competition of elegance is located in Villa d’este, where invited guests and the press can enjoy them and where he delivered the prizes to the cars more prominent. The second day Villa Erba, to a location near you, the general public can enjoy all these jewels and celebrates the popular vote.

Concept Cars & Prototypes

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Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Touring

In Villa d’este there are three categories to classify the cars, which are Historic Cars, Motorcycles, and Concept Cars & Prototypes, although there are a total of 23 awards. The first involved historic cars, in the second motos, and in the third the protipos more modern, those who today occupy us.

This year, the participants have been the Alpine Vision (2016), Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato (2016), Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo (2015), Pininfarina H2 Speed (2016), Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Touring (2016) and Mazda RX Vision (2015). This year, vehicle winner of the prize for the best design of prototypes and concept cars has been for the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Touring, granted by the public at Villa Erba. Interestingly, this is a production model, which takes as its basis the Alfa Romeo 8C and that will be produced in seven units of the form completely handmade.

Hommage and Concept Vehicles from BMW

BMW 2002 HommageIn the pavilion of the exhibition of BMW, called Hommage and Concept Vehicles, and exposed in Villa Erba, were exposed to all of these iconic prototypes along with their predecessors. The oldest was the MINI ACV 30, 1997, which is presented in the Monte Carlo Rally in 1997 as a teaser for what would be the reinterpretation of the new MINI, when even the classic model was the protagonist.

Up to 2006 we move forward to meet the BMW Concept CoupĂ© Mile Miglia, which paid tribute to the BMW 328 Mille Miglia Touring Coupe 1940 that took part in this historic competition to be proclaimed winner. Coming to 2008, we find the BMW M1 Hommage, which was presented at Villa d’este to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the classic BMW M1.

BMW 3.0 CSL HommageIn 2011, the protagonist of the series Hommage was the BMW 328 Hommage, as a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the BMW 328. This model is probably the most different compared to its predecessor, showing how it had been designed today with all the technical resources available, such as carbon fiber. The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage was presented in 2015 to revive the coupe most legendary of the years 70. The BMW 2002 Hommage was the representative more modern of the series Hommage.

The motorcycle also had a place in the exhibition with the BMW Concept Ninety, 2013, which celebrated the 90th anniversary of BMW Motorrad inspired by the BMW E 90 S.

Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos
Villa d'Este, los mejores prototipos

Photos Unai Ona

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