Concept Car of the Month: Lamborghini 400 GT Flying Star II (1965)


Revisiting the shooting brake that proved the swansong of an Italian coachbuilder’s heyday

The Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera is no stranger to readers of Car Design News.

The storied design house was founded in Milan in 1925 by Felice Bianchi Anderloni and Gaetoni Ponzoni, who purchased the assets of Carrozzeria Falco and changed the name to Carrozzeria Touring. Anderloni was the designer and engineer, while Ponzoni handled administrative matters.

By the 1930s the firm was known for sleek, stylish cars, highlighted by one of their early triumphs, the Isotta Fraschini Flying Star of 1931. The sleek roadster featured an early version of the dramatic ‘sweep spear’ chrome trim, with complementary hood louvres that reinforced the streamlining of the car. It was Touring’s star at the 1931 Milan show, and won First Prize at Villa d’Este that year.

We’re glad you’re enjoying Car Design News

To continue reading this article and others like it SIGN-IN or SUBSCRIBE TODAY

For a one-time only 30 DAY FREE TRIAL REGISTER HERE

This article is available to CDN subscribers only
SUBSCRIBE TODAY to gain full access

CDN Comp Tablet phone image2

The benefits of your subscription include:

Access to motor show and concours coverage, trend and technology reports, design reviews of new and classic concept and production cars, exclusive interviews, regional reports, who’s where, design essays, career resources, design competitions, regular newsletter updates PLUS comprehensive degree show reports from the world’s leading design schools, the CDN archive of sketches, images and articles spanning 20 years of coverage.


An online subscription also gains you access to exclusive designer interviews from our annual Car Design Review yearbook, and access to exclusive interior design reviews from Interior Motives magazine. You can also receive Interior Motives in print through our online + print subscription, or buy individual copies of Interior Motives and Car Design Review.


Fees start from £55/€60/$70. Packages available for students, individuals, schools and corporates.

cdn-newspress-award-banner      cdn-newspress-award-banner

Gain full access to subscribe today

For a one-time only 30 DAY FREE TRIAL REGISTER HERE

ALREADY SUBSCRIBED - Individual, Studio, Student or School

You now need to register your details and sign-in for full access to

here