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There are revivals, and then there are revivals. Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera got it right by making a big splash at Villa d'Este when it showed up with not one, but two custom coachbuilt Maseratis: the sumptuous A8GCS Berlinetta and the innovative Quattroporte Bellagio Fastback. Talk about hitting the ground running.

Evidently not content to rest on its show-stopping, beautifully-shaped aerodynamic laurels, the Carrozzeria is now tipped to be readying a coachbuilt Ferrari. The rumors are fueled by a trip down memory lane (at full throttle, no less): Some of the first Ferraris featured Touring coachwork, including the 166 MM in which Ferrari claimed its very first victory back in 1959, along with the vehicles in which Ferrari won both Le Mans and the Francorchamps 24 the very same year. Quick math, carry the one...what's the square root of 1959? Oh wait! Next year will mark the 60th anniversary of that victorious partnership, and you can bet the revived coachbuilder will want to mark it in style. Insiders tip 612 Scaglietti underpinnings, and we certainly hope that, following the beautiful A8GCS, Touring can cook up something even prettier.

[Source: Autoblog.nl via CarScoop]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Good(!). Let's hope they're doing a take on the (ugly) California. Someone has to show Pininfarina that Ferarri's can be good looking cars.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Cool. I like the 612, but it's not the prettiest Ferrari ever built. CoOuld definitely use some help. Like I'll ever be able to afford one... just sayin'.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The 166 won the Mille Miglia in-1948 and 1949; not 1959.

      You guys need an editor? Sheesh.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Apparently an existing company is claiming to hold the Touring trademarks, and says this revival is "trademark piracy". It will all be fought out in court.