As a blog with a bit of design focus, it’s always a pleasure to show something that’s interesting and good….
…and not complain about it. First, I was unaware that Touring Superleggera were still in business. I was not paying attention. With a badge as evocative as theirs I’d be falling over myself to find an excuse to put it on a production car if I was a major manufacturer. Second, this car is lovely in its own right and is vastly better than the car it’s based on. The squared-off wheel arches are nicely handled and I like the flat top to the front arch. Bonus points accrue for that colour blue they chose.
Some time back we showed a customised version of a Rolls Royce. That didn’t move me. This car, however, does make me wonder if I have been a little too indifferent to the matter of accumulating cash. A more interesting question is why nobody has lately found a way to sprinkle a little Touring magic on their bodywork. Who would benefit?
The Touring name would be nice on a Volvo coupe. It could add some Italian charm to Jaguar. Or, if handled well, Opel or Peugeot could do with some Superleggera panache. The cars would have to be genuinely different and a distinct cut above. Touring is not a name to attach to a special edition but a proper run of a distinct series of cars.