Saturday, 21 April 2018

I Wonder How Many Of Us,

remember this still from,

 the 1953 film Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck zooming through Rome? 

 at the time they made the Vespa a worldwide icon that fell into the 'must have' category, moving on to today will this Vespampère have the same effect? 

 recalling a vintage classic from 1948 with an electric motor and other contemporary technological tweaks to bring it in tune with the modern era, among other neat twists, a mobile phone becomes an integrated component, effectively serving as the vehicle’s dashboard, Italian designer Giulio Iacchetti’s fresh model draws inspiration from the film-famous silhouette of historical scooters, 

returning to the lighter look of original models (a plus for urban maneuverability), slim rear-view mirrors feature turn signals, and the cantilevered seat links back to the very first Vespa launched by the company over a half-century ago, as yet no news on prices, I just wonder if it will be a 'must have' icon as the original was.

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