Its two-tone paint is not only one of those features that meet a Lancia's character very well but one that
was conceived by Stefan Schulze from the very start of this project. Thus, it really has nothing to do with
the latest idea of Lancia: A special edition of the Thesis, featuring a body paint of two tones, which was
introduced shortly before this article's launch. This paintwork adds further zest but won't presumingly
rise the Thesis' sales, it just lacks the great shape of this one here after all. Together with the
chromium grille, the shimmering filigree wheels in the typical Lancia-style contrast to
the dark paint and set further optical highlights on the car body.
Just as chrome frames around the rear
The centred position of the exhaust system's endpipe indicates that it could be more than a necessary
detail. Being an important part of the rear-end's design, it could be suitable to suggest that technology
is - as it was in the rally sports era of Lancia - an influential feature of the brand's personality again.
Don't know if this interpretation meets the intention of Stefan Schulze but the idea would do good to the
luxury car maker from Italy. Seen from this point of view, the most ideal name would have been 'Symbiosis'.
Naming it was our job, we eventually decided for 'Kudos', since it's short and just clearly points out what this
concept aims at.
Have a look at the
first draft, see our