The swoopy Salaff C2 was unveiled at Pebble Beach over the weekend.
Carlos Salaff, the man behind such innovative concept cars such as the Mazda Furai and Nagare has just showcased his very own design, the Salaff C2 supercar at Pebble Beach. Having been involved with mass-production vehicle design for over a decade, with cars like the Mazda3 and MX-5 to his name, he decided to venture out on his own and created Salaff in 2013.
“I believe that great automobile design can blur the line between fantasy and reality – immersing you in sight, feeling and sound from another world. I have established Salaff to create a collection of extraordinary vehicles, hand built one at a time, and tailored for the passionate driver and art collector.” Says Carlos.
Designed in-house, the C2 will be the company’s first vehicle to go into commissioned production and will be built around Lamborghini Gallardo running gear. The bodywork will be made from either hand-beaten aluminum or carbon fiber, depending on customer requirements. A gated shifter, similar to the one in the Gallardo is also part of the design and if your donor car happens to be one of the E-Gear models, Salaff can convert it into a manual for you.
Engine wise, there are plans to offer modifications to the Gallardo’s V10 and suspension updates could also improve handling levels. Aside from the C2, Salaff also showcases his C1 and C3 designs on his website. The C1 envisages what a modern supercar would look like with influences from racing cars from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.
The C2 shares a number of design styling cues with the C1 while the C3 is a more of a modern take on ‘60s GT cars. Displayed on the Pebble Beach Concept Lawn, the C2 looks practically ready for production, let's hope that it gets the attention it deserves from a few wealthy collectors.