Ensuring superior lightness, greater rigidity, and a more precise build as well as integrated parts.
Unveiled at an exclusive event held at Garage 21 in Milan, the Diablo Eccentrica is a restomod based on the 1990s Diablo that pays tribute to one of the most iconic Lamborghini models ever produced. It is the first project by San Marino-based Eccentrica, a start-up that wants to take its restomod (state-of-the-art restorations of classic cars) business globally. And the company is very open about how titanium 3D printing played a key role in ensuring superior lightness, greater rigidity, and a more precise build to the vehicle without sacrificing its original beauty.
Eccentrica was founded by Emanuel Colombini, a dynamic entrepreneur, who served as the CEO of the family business, the Colombini Group, for 15 years growing the company to 1,200 employees and €300 million in revnues. Colombini has a strong connection with Lamborghini and is a collector of classic cars. He is also a passionate driver who participates in the Super Trofeo Lamborghini as an AM driver. His aim was to innovate the Diablo, a classic supercar from the 90s, while still maintaining its unique identity.
Emanuel Colombini stated, “As a child I remember seeing the red Diablo in the first release of the Quattroruote magazine. It was love at first sight! It’s hard for other cars to leave such a strong impression on me. Later, after having had the chance to drive the GT version, I decided to pay homage to it, conceiving of a restomod company built around this project. At its essence lies the idea that the hypercar and supercar market will require a product with a more authentic soul, precisely like the sensations drivers experienced while driving these speedsters.”
Restomods and 3D Printing
Restomods begin with an iconic vehicle that is no longer produced, known as the “donor car”. It is then redesigned and reconstructed with modern components to create a car with advanced technical features and high-quality finishes, while still retaining its unique character from the past. The synergies with 3D printing as a key technology to modify a very limited batch of luxury car parts are self-evident. Many of the companies involved in the project are known AM users (though less open about it).
For the Eccentrica, the donor car used is from the first series of the Diablo model. When the supercar was first introduced in January 1990, it quickly gained popularity due to its sleek and aggressive design by Marcello Gandini, as well as its impressive performance. In fact, it was the fastest production car at the time, with a maximum speed of 325 km/h.
The Diablo Eccentrica, initially, is a singular and exclusive automobile, with 19 distinctive models, that is bound to become increasingly valuable over time due to its rarity and popularity within the innovative yet nostalgic sector. It has already secured a group of distinguished investors, such as Angelo Radici, the President of the Radici Group (a leading producer of nylon materials, including filaments for 3D printing), as well as Riccardo Marzorati, and Giovanni Battista Vacchi, AD of the Colombini Group and Founder of GBV Partners.
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