(ANSA) – TURIN, JUN 09 – Garage Italia Customs has unveiled, on the occasion of Milan Design Week, an unprecedented Vespa 50 Special-e, full electric, which it named after Giovannino Agnelli. “I am really happy to be able to present the Garage Italia Customs Special-e, because for me the Vespa is not just an icon of style and design. In fact, I am deeply attached to Piaggio for my cousin Giovanni Alberto Agnelli who of the company in the 90s he was the president. It is to him that I dedicate this latest creation of Garage Italia. I am also linked to the company in Pontedera by a memory of my youth: for a few weeks I was a worker when I was 17 ” Lapo Elkann explained.
“With the Vespa 50 Special-e we aimed straight at the hearts of lovers of the Italian turtleneck: through a design in continuity with the great success of Spiaggina, Vespa further strengthens its storytelling, and presents itself to the summer with freshness, color, and our all-Italian touch. The Vespa 50 Special-e is available for pre-order immediately through the official channels of Garage Italia Customs “, explains CEO Sergio Esposito.
Garage Italia’s historic Piazzale Accursio headquarters was the stage for the presentation of the previously announced Spider Duetto Hybrid. Conceived in terms of rendering two years ago, it took shape by applying the typical concept-to-product creative experimentation to an example of a 2000cc injection-molded Duetto from 1992. Personalized in collaboration with renowned Made in Italy excellences – including Poltrona Frau, RM , Sonus Faber and D-Tales – has been transformed into a hybrid car thanks to an exclusive KERS system powered by Newtron.
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