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 Post subject: Luigi Colani
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:21 pm 
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Does Luigi Colani deserve a thread here?
I should say so!
He designed some extraordinary cars and trucks.
Let's dig up some pics.

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 Post subject: Re: Luigi Colani
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:36 pm 
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Abarth Alfa.


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 Post subject: Re: Luigi Colani
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:43 pm 
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Ferrari 365 GTB 'Daytona' by Colani.
As a Ferrari-lover, I have only one thing to say: TERRIBLE.
I don't know if this car still exists, but if it does, I sure hope it has been restored without these Colani modifications!! Really, when I first saw this picture, I felt sick, slowly became very angry and barely managed to keep myself out of a serious depression...


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 Post subject: Re: Luigi Colani
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:05 pm 
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If the Ferrari made you depressed, what happens if you look at this monstrosity? :o


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 Post subject: Re: Luigi Colani
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:07 pm 
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more of Colanis fascinating designs
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 Post subject: Re: Luigi Colani
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:13 pm 
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Some other Colani designs


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 Post subject: Re: Luigi Colani
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:37 pm 
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pan68 wrote:
If the Ferrari made you depressed. What happens if you look at this monstrosity? :o

Depends what car is underneath...

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 Post subject: Re: Luigi Colani
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:54 pm 
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Michiel Mobiel wrote:
pan68 wrote:
If the Ferrari made you depressed. What happens if you look at this monstrosity? :o

Depends what car is underneath...


It's a... it is a ....it's a Bizzarini Strada 5300 GT ... :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Luigi Colani
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:11 pm 
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pan68 wrote:
If the Ferrari made you depressed, what happens if you look at this monstrosity? :o

Well... I was about to say many things, but I'd like to keep this forum friendly and happy. ;)
I'd like to return the question. What happens to YOU if you look at it?

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 Post subject: Re: Luigi Colani
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:42 am 
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Colani Ford Ka


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 Post subject: Re: Luigi Colani
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Colani Viper: http://www.traumautoarchiv.de/html/2705.html

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 Post subject: Re: Luigi Colani
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:44 am 
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Opel Speedster.


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 Post subject: Re: Luigi Colani
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:19 am 
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Colani Testa d'Oro - based on a 1980's Testarossa.
Used as a speed record car at the Utah Salt flats.


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 Post subject: Re: Luigi Colani
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Another interesting device, this life-size model of a two-part hybrid car. The engine and cam shaft are taken from a Lamborghini Miura (!!), the separate passenger cabin is designed like the cockpit of a glider. Built in 1970.


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 Post subject: Re: Luigi Colani
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This creature is named Horch.
It makes me think of that car used in 'The league of extraordinary gentlemen'.


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 Post subject: Re: Luigi Colani
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I think the VW-based 'GT' was his first effort in motor manufacture.


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 Post subject: Re: Luigi Colani
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:41 am 
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I think he has a big hubris.
There are not many of the design scene who take him seriousely. Frequently he used to promote his 'visionary' design concepts in German talk shows. A real pain in the a..! :roll:

A Countach concept by Colani:


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 Post subject: Re: Luigi Colani
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:46 am 
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And a BMW (2002?)


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 Post subject: Re: Luigi Colani
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:51 am 
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and the Lotec Ferrari by Colani:
(not his worst job!)


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 Post subject: Re: Luigi Colani
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:32 pm 
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I find Luigi Colani one of the most fascinating and versatile industrial designers in our time , he really thinks outside the box, literally...

his vehicle designs has been matter of discussion for ages but whatever they look, put them in a wind tunnel and find out that he has been light years ahead in aerodynamics, and that with remodelling his designs throughout testing, he gets there on the first pencil draw.

A motorcycle streamliner for speed record driver Don vesco.


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