Volkswagen Up! Azzurra Sailing Team Concept
The up! azzurra sailing team was designed by Italian designers Giorgetto Giugiaro and Walter de Silva. Giugiaro and de Silva both grew up in nautical environments. And it was in this environment that the up! azzurra sailing team was created - a prototype of an open, small, eco-friendly automobile for the world's marinas. Giorgetto Giugiaro, born in Garessio - a town where the sea breezes blow strong from the nearby Ligurian coast - and Walter de Silva - born in Lecco on Lake Como - have extended the potential range of the New Small Family to include a nautical version. The prototype's name comes from a yacht club on the Costa Smeralda.
When you up! Azzurra sailing team was the original character of the up! receive accurate and sympathetic with his lines. But the study is completely open - there are no doors and no roof. Driver and passengers enjoy as every summer breeze, as if they were aboard a boat.
For the design of the vehicle interior and style, technically highly sophisticated materials are used, all of which are completely water resistant and consciously remember the features of a luxury yacht. These features include, for example, the four seats in white blue leather, many chrome elements and an instrument panel of mahogany inlaid with maple. The coating of the surface is made of a synthetic resin.
The up! Azzurra sailing team is more than just a prototype - it builds a bridge between the traditions of Italian yachts under construction and German automobiles. And that was one up! with Mediterranean soul!
Source: Volkswagen press