Pininfarina’s automotive design work has always been considered some of the most beautiful ever produced. With a rich history stretching back over years, the company might be forgiven for playing it safe and sticking purely to what it knows, but the Italian automotive design house is always looking ahead — a good example of this is a new series of driving simulators produced in collaboration with The Classic Car Trust (TCCT), and one particular example will be available for auction soon.
The Pininfarina Leggenda simulator allows classic car lovers to virtually rediscover the sensations and experience of driving a vintage car. It was created to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the house, and only nine examples were hand-made at the Pininfarina plant in Cambiano, Itlay. The design of the simulator is inspired by the legendary Cisitalia 202 – a charming two-seat grand tourer penned by Pinin Farina in the 1940s and the first car selected as a permanent exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
The Leggenda simulator features a single seat in Marrone Tobacco-shade Connolly leather, which is also used heavily inside the cabin. The Nardi wooden steering wheel, manual gear lever, three-pedal configuration, and dashboard with vintage Hanhart chronometer all pay homage to sports cars of the past, while the Argento Vivo shade used on the exterior shell is equally timeless. The curved widescreen TV of course is essential in creating an immersive simulator experience. The buyer of the simulator will also get a three-year membership to the eClassic Club, which offers access to training sessions, races, and an online community of like-minded enthusiasts.
The Leggenda is to be auctioned in RM Sotheby’s St. Moritz sales on 17th September and is the very first example out of nine created, with an estimate of CHF120,000 – CHF150,000.