Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

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CLASS OVERVIEWConcorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2022

CLASS OVERVIEWConcorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2022


Beauty and elegance can always be guaranteed to trigger emotions. In order to sharpen the perspectives in this process, the Selecting Committee of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este has traditionally created classes with highly diverse profiles giving each one a clearly defined focus:

CLASS A The golden Age of Elegance:
The Art Deco Era of Motor Car Design
CLASS B Kompressor!
The Supercharged Mercedes-Benz
CLASS C Celebrating 150 Seasons at Villa d’Este:
How grand Entrances were once made
CLASS D The Cavallino at 75:
Eight Decades of Ferrari represented in eight Icons
CLASS E Born for the Racetrack:
“Win on Sunday, sell on Monday”
CLASS F 50 Years of Mean Machinery:
BMW’s M Cars and their Ancestors
CLASS G Breaking the Speed Barrier:
Pioneers that chased the magic 300 kph

Class A presents automobiles from the golden and diverse era of coachbuilding, starting at the beginning of the 1920s. Over a period of nearly two decades, the motor car emancipated itself from being a technical product to become an object of desire and elegance. In the spectacular Class B, focused on the subsequent era, the supercharged Mercedes-Benz models demonstrate how power and luxury were morphed together over a period of just a few years to create a captivating unity. Class C celebrates the historic heritage venue of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este: This award class gathers vehicles that have from the very beginning reflected the highly nuanced grandezza of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and the individuality of its guests. Another Italian anniversary is celebrated in Class D paying tribute to 75 years of the Prancing Horse as a marque emblem. Since 1947, coachbuilders ranging from Scaglietti, through Pinin Farina and Touring, to Zagato have risen to the challenge of developing a unified interpretation showcasing the high speed and technical excellence epitomised by Ferrari.

Class E combines the best of two worlds: sports cars that could be taken seriously, which campaigned in the major important races while at the same time being prestigious and marketable models for sporting gentlemen. The models in Class F have written motor-sport history. This class is all about the magic letter “M”. In the history of BMW, “M” stands for maximum power and a new chapter that started precisely half a century ago with the BMW M1. This year, the anniversary is celebrated as a unique class on the shores of Lake Como. And Class G at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este celebrates the fascinating magic of a boundary. Breaking through the barrier of 300 km/h was long considered as the great unattainable adventure. The automobiles collected here transformed physical laws into individual design and this enabled the racers to set records.

You can view all the automobiles participating in the Concorso d´Eleganza Villa d´Este 2022 and those from past editions under the menu item “Contributors/Participants”.

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