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The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013

Touring Disco Volante : However, the award for the best prototype or concept car went to Touring for its Disco Volante, a concept (which is now a reality and the company has started taking orders) based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. The 8C is already one of the world’s rarest and most expensive new cars (only 500 examples, priced at $250,000 each) and Touring’s approach makes it twice as expensive but also twice as exclusive. Photo:AFP
1/13Touring Disco Volante : However, the award for the best prototype or concept car went to Touring for its Disco Volante, a concept (which is now a reality and the company has started taking orders) based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. The 8C is already one of the world’s rarest and most expensive new cars (only 500 examples, priced at $250,000 each) and Touring’s approach makes it twice as expensive but also twice as exclusive. Photo:AFP
1948 IMZ M-35K : Meanwhile the best bike was judged to be this 1948 IMZ M-35K, a 350cc, two-cylinder racing bike from the then Soviet Union Photo:AFP
2/131948 IMZ M-35K : Meanwhile the best bike was judged to be this 1948 IMZ M-35K, a 350cc, two-cylinder racing bike from the then Soviet Union Photo:AFP
1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic : The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013’s ultimate Best of Show award went to this incredible 1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic, which isn’t surprising, considering that there are only three examples in the entire world and the last time one came up for auction, it sold for $60 million, making it by far the world’s most expensive and sought-after classic car. Photo:AFP
3/131938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic : The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013’s ultimate Best of Show award went to this incredible 1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic, which isn’t surprising, considering that there are only three examples in the entire world and the last time one came up for auction, it sold for $60 million, making it by far the world’s most expensive and sought-after classic car. Photo:AFP
Ralph Lauren : The Bugatti also scooped the Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este prize, which is awarded by visitors to the event, and the car’s owner, fashion designer Ralph Lauren, is clearly enjoying every minute of it. Photo:AFP
4/13Ralph Lauren : The Bugatti also scooped the Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este prize, which is awarded by visitors to the event, and the car’s owner, fashion designer Ralph Lauren, is clearly enjoying every minute of it. Photo:AFP
Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013: Not everyone was impressed by the Bugatti, however. Some guests clearly prefer four legs to four wheels. Photo:AFP
5/13Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013: Not everyone was impressed by the Bugatti, however. Some guests clearly prefer four legs to four wheels. Photo:AFP
BMW Pininfarina Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé : BMW also used the event to showcase its latest concept car, the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé, an elegant V12 four-seat coupe which, as the name suggests, was designed by the Italian design studio famed for its work with Ferrari over the last half century or so. Photo:AFP
6/13BMW Pininfarina Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé : BMW also used the event to showcase its latest concept car, the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé, an elegant V12 four-seat coupe which, as the name suggests, was designed by the Italian design studio famed for its work with Ferrari over the last half century or so. Photo:AFP
BMW Concept Ninety : This year marks the 90th anniversary of BMW’s motorcycle business and it commissioned a special concept bike - the Concept Ninety (left), developed in partnership with the custom bike company Roland Sands Design – to celebrate the milestone. Photo:AFP
7/13BMW Concept Ninety : This year marks the 90th anniversary of BMW’s motorcycle business and it commissioned a special concept bike - the Concept Ninety (left), developed in partnership with the custom bike company Roland Sands Design – to celebrate the milestone. Photo:AFP
Classic Motorcycles : Since BMW took over the running of the event in 1999, it has introduced prizes for classic motorcycles as well as for the best classic car in show and the best concept or prototype vehicle. Photo:AFP
8/13Classic Motorcycles : Since BMW took over the running of the event in 1999, it has introduced prizes for classic motorcycles as well as for the best classic car in show and the best concept or prototype vehicle. Photo:AFP
Classic Aston Martins : Aston Martin also pulled out all of the stops to remind everyone that the company is currently celebrating its own centenary. Photo:AFP
9/13Classic Aston Martins : Aston Martin also pulled out all of the stops to remind everyone that the company is currently celebrating its own centenary. Photo:AFP
Classic Ferraris : It wouldn’t be an Italian classic car show without Ferrari and the cars seen here, including a 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta 'Competizione' by Pininfarina (right), one of the most significant racing cars in the company’s history, later sold at auction for over €9 million. Photo:AFP
10/13Classic Ferraris : It wouldn’t be an Italian classic car show without Ferrari and the cars seen here, including a 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta 'Competizione' by Pininfarina (right), one of the most significant racing cars in the company’s history, later sold at auction for over €9 million. Photo:AFP
50 years of Lamborghini : Not to be upstaged, Lamborghini was also out in force to celebrate its own first half-century in business. Photo:AFP
11/1350 years of Lamborghini : Not to be upstaged, Lamborghini was also out in force to celebrate its own first half-century in business. Photo:AFP
Classic Corvettes : There were a number of special exhibitions this year, including one marking 60 years of the Chevrolet Corvette, which featured a line up of every model type built to date. Photo:AFP
12/13Classic Corvettes : There were a number of special exhibitions this year, including one marking 60 years of the Chevrolet Corvette, which featured a line up of every model type built to date. Photo:AFP
Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013 : Held on the banks of Lake Como, the event can trace its roots back to 1929 and since 1999 has been held within the grounds of Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and Villa Erba, making it one of the few classic automobile showcases where the scenery has every chance of upstaging the cars. Photo:AFP
13/13Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013 : Held on the banks of Lake Como, the event can trace its roots back to 1929 and since 1999 has been held within the grounds of Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and Villa Erba, making it one of the few classic automobile showcases where the scenery has every chance of upstaging the cars. Photo:AFP
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