FuoriConcorso 2024: our selection

In the pictoresque scenery of Lake Como, the latest edition of FuoriConcorso, the automotive event conceived by Guglielmo Miani, president of Larusmiani, was held on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. This year, the theme “British Racing Green” brought to the forefront some of the most iconic British racing cars, resulting in a true ode to the long and fascinating history of British car racing. The historic Villa del Grumello and Villa Sucota hosted dozens of cars, both road and racing offering enthusiasts a unique experience immersed in the beauty of nature and motoring. Without further ado, here is our very personal selection of the cars that impressed us most.
Lotus 72, JPSThink of a Formula One car. Probably one of the first ones that comes to mind is this one, a true motorsport icon designed by Colin Chapman. In 1970 with its “wedge” design it revolutionized the top series, winning the world title and remaining etched in the minds of fans with the legendary black and gold John Player Special livery. After admiring it under the Como sun, we can confirm it: it is truly one of the most beautiful in history
McLaren F1 GTRNo introduction is needed. Developed by McLaren and powered by BMW, the F1 GTR was displayed here in white, red and blue FINA livery. A memorable color scheme, especially with the checkered pattern running across the top and the double English-French flag on the rear end, all matching. Although this livery has not achieved much success in competition, it has certainly caught our attention.
Koenigsegg CCXNot British but Swedish, the Koenigsegg CCX is one of the first in its lineage and can be summed up in one word: Y2K. The spec at the FuoriConcorso, alongside countless other cars from Christian von Koenigsegg (he was also present at the event), fully embodies the 2000s vibes. Pearl white, silver details and chrome wheels straight out of Need For Speed Underground make this design immortal and still relevant today. When faced with the other full carbon or brightly colored cars, we choose her!
Gemballa MarsienContinuing the path through the garden, here comes the striking Marsien by Marc Philipp Gemballa. This car, which draws inspiration from the legendary Dakar-winning Porsche 959 in the 1980s, perfectly embodies the German manufacturer's heritage with a contemporary twist. The light blue perlescent paint job caught our attention, the dual asphalt/off-road configuration tickled our curiosity, but the impressive rear wing really won us over.
Pagani Huayra RThe pinnacle of Horacio Pagani's philosophy: this stunning example of Huayra R embraces the event's theme and was presented in a full carbon green livery adorned with white and red details. Designed purely for the track, the Modenese hypercar mounts a naturally aspirated V12 engine by HWA and mind-blowing details. It was impossible not to stop and admire this masterpiece.
Zagato AGTZ Twin TailWhy buy two cars when you can only have one? Zagato strikes again. This is an Alpine A110 heavily redesigned and inspired by the A220 of the 1960s, also featured right alongside it. The name says it all, “Twin Tail”: the removable carbon fiber “long tail” makes the car modular and, when needed, compact. Great for parking in the narrow streets of Lake Como.
Aston Martin V12 SpeedsterYes, that's right, we already have two V12s on the list. But how could we leave this beauty out? Only 88 examples for this barchetta in Aston Martin green, complete with number plate on the doors and hood. In fact, this special customization celebrates the first wind of the DBR1 at the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans. PS: behind the seats, in the trunk, there is a special space for storing helmets in plain sight.
500 SpiagginaHonorable mention for our 500 Spiaggina, in the Villa Sucota woods with an eye-catching Acqua di Parma yellow paint job. Bonacina handcrafted rattan seats and a small trailer developed for the occasion to celebrate the partnership with the Emilian company completed the custom. Looking at it, we felt like we were in a fairy tale world. Judge yourself from the photos!
Photographs: Stefano Ferrari
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