Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este gives a prestigious award to an Aston Martin legend.
The Coppa d’Oro is one of the two most prestigious prizes that entrants to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este can win, and it is voted by other entrants to the Concours. This year, the winner of that incredible award is an equally incredible car, the Aston Martin Bulldog, a 1980s concept car with an incredibly futuristic design for that time, a V8 engine and the goal of reaching 200 miles per hour, which is still there. An incredible speed to arrive today, but unthinkable at the time. However, it only reached 192 miles per hour, and financial problems forced Aston Martin to sell the car to a collector, and it disappeared.
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Two years ago, though, collector Philip Serophim worked with Richard Gauntlett, the son of the former owner of Aston Martin, to recover the car with the goal of moving it at 200 miles per hour. At Villa d’Este, its incredible story and rarity, the only example of making a bulldog, made it the youngest car to win the Copa d’Or. The next frontier of the recovered Aston Martin Bulldog is the maximum speed of 200 miles per hour, which will be attempted at a location and announcement date soon. A resurgence of this incredible autobiographical legend is an amazing sequel to the Aston Martin Bulldog story.
Source: Classic Motor Car