The Bellagio Fastback
A prestigious new blend of luxury, space and performance
‘Elaborazione’ used to be a typical denomination of a segment of the Italian coachbuilding craft. It stands for the modiﬁ cation of an existing shape or layout, to serve a different or extended purpose. Sometimes, it would also result in an interesting new automotive product of individual taste. During the postwar period, it ﬂ ourished as ‘variations on a theme’ for industrially produced car models.
The challenging task of the Touring design team can be compared with the elaboration of the ﬁ nal part of a beautiful music piece. An harmonious recomposition of an ‘Allegro con spirito’ for the inspiring and celebrated symphony called Maserati Quattroporte.
The external design was conducted by the excellent Alessandro Dambrosio, and his contribution to the ﬁnal result is truly remarkable. Louis de Fabribeckers signed for the interior design and overall ﬁnish. Then the score was passed on to the engineers and to the workshop with a special, speciﬁc brieﬁng for quality and detail.
The execution of the ﬁ nal product includes a redesigned and newly engineered fuel tank; for both shape and horizontal position. The rear bodywork of the car is strengthened for improved rigidity. The new rear seats are versatile and completely foldable. The new luggage compartment, with the rear seats folded down, can accommodate objects up to a length of 1.85 meters. The new interior ﬁ nish embraces ﬁ ne leathers, bamboo, and sumptuous carpets.
Applications? A brief brainstorm already resulted in ‘Hunting Estate’, ‘Golﬁng Fastback’, ‘Falcon Brake’ …….and much more. But most of all, the Belaggio Fastback remains a true concept car of Carrozzeria Touring; to stimulate new ideas and to tintillate our imagination.