A concept that does nothing more than entertain – which is no bad thing
Showcars often drive me up the wall by giving us an idealised version of something that actually will be produced, thus diminishing the effect of the production model. In the case of the 2006 Mille Miglia, I doubt anyone expected to build either it, or a watered down version.
It’s intended as a tribute to the 1938 328 Mille Miglia, though there’s a touch of Jules Verne about it. I often dislike asymmetry in car design, but I enjoy the rear treatment of the MM. It has a lot of nice detailing too, both inside and out.
It was designed in Chris Bangle’s time by Anders Warming, who also designed the excellent first series Z4, which formed the base for this. He also did the second series X3 – but no-one’s perfect.**
** Retraction – see below!