Germans might have been the original creators of automobiles, but through the years Italians embraced carmaking and turned it into a new form of art, that goes far beyond just slapping body panels onto a chassis to accommodate an engine. Today we will acknowledge the legendary automobiles from the Peninsula that deservingly carry the titles of the true classics of the 20th century. Iconic supercars and impressive restomods of the originals will prove to you that Italy is the cradle of Automotive beauty.
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Information about all models shown in this #AT_New_Cars video:
00:44 Lamborghini Countach LP500
Back in the day the Countach defied all odds, its looks were too revolutionary, its road performance was not flawless and it was beyond impractical. However, the model became a generational hit and its fanbase only keeps expanding, especially with the new gen 2022 LPI 800-4.
01:49 Maggiore Project M
If you were a fan of the original 1980s Magnum P.I TV Show, you should definitely remember this red Ferrari beauty driven by Tom Selleck’s character. In 2022, the car is being revived by the Italian Maggiore Automobili in their Project M.
03:08 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
The exclusive Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale was produced for 3 model years, between 1967 and 1969, but in its 18unit run, only 10 were destined for customers. 2 of the chassis were used as prototypes, and 6 were turned into one-off concepts by Bertone, Pininfarina and Italdesign.
04:28 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta is one of the rarest members of the Ferrari 250 family that was manufactured between 1959 and 1963, seeing a total of 176 racing and road-going units produced.
05:41 Ares Design Progetto Uno
On the outside, the Ares Design Progetto Uno pays tribute to the 1970s De Tomaso Pantera, that was created by the Carrozzeria Ghia’s American-born designer Tom Tjaarda and was the first De Tomaso with a steel monocoque design.
07:02 Lamborghini Miura P400
Lamborghini Miura was designed by Marcello Gandini and became the very first production rear mid-engine supercar. The bull was powered by a 4-liter V12.
08:07 Totem GT and GT Super
The modern Alfa Romeo is seeking inspiration in its historical racing models by releasing the GTA version of the contemporary Giulia sedan. At the same time the Italian startup Totem Automobili chose to go even further and built an electric restomod of the original.
09:17 Maserati Ghibli
Through the years, Ghibli name was used by Maserati to name three of its iconic models: an executive saloon from 2013 onwards, a V6 twin turbo coupe of the 90s and the original AM115 V8 Grand Tourer of 1967
10:25 Ferrari 275 GTB
Dating back to mid-sixties, the 275 is the first road-going Ferrari to offer buyers an independent rear suspension and a rear transaxle. The 275 was offered both as a GTB coupe and a GTS Spider. Both has bodywork designed by Pininfarina, but the manufacturing was handled by Scaglieri in case of the coupe and Pininfarina for the convertible.
11:37 Fiat 124 Spider
This 124 Spider is not an inferior Mazda Miata that we know today, but the iconic Fiat convertible, designed by the Pininfarina’s Tom Tjaarda, who is also responsible for the original De Tomaso Panthera and Aston Martin Lagonda coupe.
12:46 Kimera 037
Modern Lancia is only a skeleton of a company it used to be, but we should still acknowledge its former icon. Designed by Pininfarina, the 037 is a 1980s model that was offered both as dedicated rally car and a road-legal sportscar. This year, it is being reimagined by the Italian Kimera Automobili.