LOUIS DE FABRIBECKERS
Responsible for the design team of Touring Superleggera is the Belgian Louis de Fabribeckers.
Under his hands, the Maserati based Bellagio Fastback and the A8GCS Berlinetta projects materialized; both presented at the occasion of the 2008 Villa d’Este Concours d’Elégance. The A8GCS Berlinetta was granted the ‘Plus Belle Supercar de l’Année 2009’ award by the expert's jury of the 24th. Festival Internationale de l’Automobile in Paris.
In 2010, the shooting brake Bentley Continental Flying Star saw the light at the Geneva Motor Show, where it was coveted as one of the best new cars in show. It was a trend-setter, later followed by a number of shooting brake models from major manufacturers.
In 2012, he unveils the Disco Volante, a concept inspired from the legendary Alfa Romeo C52 in its sixtieth anniversary, followed in 2016 by the acclaimed Disco Volante Spyder, one of the masterpiece of Louis de Fabribeckers’ mind: a two-seater open top car, based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Spider, both versions has won the Design Award at Villa d’Este Concurs.
2014 marked the debut of MINI Superleggera™ Vision, an exclusive interpretation of an open-top-two-seater created by BMW Group and Touring Superleggera. The model blends Britishness and Italian style in a dynamic electric drivetrain.
In the purest spirit of Italian carrozzeria features, 2018 see the birth of the Touring Sciàdipersia, the perfect example of the haute couture philosophy that made Touring a respected player in the luxury car scene in recent years.
In 2008 he was inducted into the Car Design Hall of Fame at the National Automobile Museum in Brussel, Autoworld, and a couple of years later in the Torino Automobile Museum, MAUTO.
With his rigorous approach, Louis Fabribeckers perpetuates the essential values of Touring Superleggera's design : elegance through simplicity, balance and lightness.