Vintech P550 Tribute at Art Center Car Classic

It takes something special to attract a crowd on a field littered with vintage hot rods, the Ferrari LaFerrai supercar, the original first production run Lamborghini Countach, custom coachwork Hispano Suiza, Mercedes 300SL examples, a 3D printed supercar, concept cars brought from the General Motors design warehouse, one of only 25 Mercedes CLK-GTR road car examples, and on and on and on…
20151025-251938249The Vintech P550 Tribute car had a steady crowd of very interested visitors during the Car Classic at Art Center College of Design on October 25.   The car is a concept car built by a French company that specializes in making concept cars.  Think of it as a business card for their business.  They have no plans to produce the car or make it available for sale.
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It first was unveiled to the public in Monterey in August 2012 at The Quail during the Pebble Beach/Monterey Historics weekend.  It is a beautiful, well designed and well crafted car with inspiration from the Porsche 550.  It is not intended to be a replica and has many unique or modern features as compared to the original 550, but the inspiration is clear.
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Perhaps the greatest compliment I heard was when a visitor asked one of the gentlemen looking after the car where in Germany their shop was located.  With a humble grin, the Vintech staffer explained that they were located near Versailles in France.
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What a beautiful car.  Thanks much to the Vintech team for bringing it, showing it to the Art Center crowd, and patiently answering any questions.  Vintech is a design firm that operates as part of the D3 Group.
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