Year after year, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este gathers the most exquisite classic cars and motorbikes in the world. At its stunning location on the edge of Lake Como; class, distinction and elegance have reigned over this mythical fair.
At its essence, this context aims to be a platform for current designers to express their creative passion and their outlook on the future of the industry, and to do it against the backdrop of the classic cars on show. The unusual combination of selected historic vehicles with the unveiling of the latest models and prototypes is its main attraction and focal point.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Lurani Nibbio, the great winners
This year’s edition motto was “Around the World in 80 Days — Voyage through an Era of Records”. The Gold Cup (a public choice award) has gone to a 1935 Lurani Nibbio, a convertible single-seater belonging to Federico Göttsche Bebert.
The BMW Group trophy or “the Best of Show” (chosen by the jury) has gone to a 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS Prototipo, property of collector Corrado Lopresto. One of the highlights of this model is its 4 cylinder engine which powers its 100 hp to the back wheels. Also to note are other specific details such as the unusual design of the front grate and the fact that it doesn’t carry the brands’ emblem.
In this edition, the famous contest has hosted 51 participating vehicles in total across eight different categories, with owners coming from 16 different countries. Ferrari has been the brand presenting the highest number of contenders to one of the very prestigious prizes.
You can have a look at all the participating models and their characteristics and the winners from each category at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este’s web-page as well as enjoying the most memorable shots of this edition.