While Milan-based Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera might also be licensing its badge to the absolutely not Touring-designed 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, that doesn't mean they stopped making their own coach-built models. In fact, their business model remains the same as before. Namely, Touring will have a new premier at every Geneva Motor Show, after which no more than ten cars can leave its workshop per year.
Carozzeria Touring has been around 1926, and if you want to learn more about their significant contribution to car design, I highly recommend becoming friends with somebody who can get you at a discount price.
Fast forward to today, and as Louis de Fabribeckers, Touring's Belgian Head of Design explains, Touring Superleggera's latest is a Maserati GranTurismo-based wonder, made mostly out of carbon fiber, with hand-hammered aluminum doors, steel pillars and a huge glass roofs.
Named after the Shah of Iran, of his day and commissioner of the , this new Sciadipersia offers plenty of cool styling details, like polished aluminum here and there, as well as the best leathers inside its cabin. Louis de Fabribeckers's team certainly knows its craft, there's a lot to look at.
As of now, the car also remains a one-off, making it the most expensive GranTurismo on the planet.