Funky German Vespa Cosa

Scooter & Service Vespa Cosa combo, 2012.

Scooter & Service Vespa Cosa combo, 2012.

Yes I know, but we reckon the Vespa Cosa is gaining popularity these days, and when you can do things like this to them, it’s easy to understand why.

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The Vespa Cosa – How they got there.

Cosa brochure from Germany.

Cosa brochure from Germany.

We’ve brought you a few posts from the pen of Paolo Martin in the past, but here’s scooter he drew that finally became a reality. Ladies and gentlemen, we present the much maligned Piaggio Vespa Cosa.

When the Cosa arrived at the end of the 1980s, it was met with a less Continue reading

The liquid-cooled Vespa GS that never happened

Paolo Martin is an Italian car designer who has also dabbled with two wheelers as well over the years.

Paolo Martin with the Vespa GS H2O.

Paolo Martin with the Vespa GS H2O.

Amongst others, he’s known for his work with names such as Bertone and Pininfarina during the 1960s, De Tomaso, Ghia in the 1970s, designing and styling cars for brands like Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Fiat. He’s also done some work for Piaggio, as the image above may suggest…

It would appear Martin drew a car for Piaggio and also some mopeds, for both Piaggio and the Gilera brand which they also own. But of course it is the Vespas we want to know more about, isn’t it. Continue reading