To earmark yet another decade in the rich history of an inimitable Italian icon, Vespa will be releasing a special run of limited edition models: The Settantesimo Range. Available in Vespa showrooms across South Africa since July, the new models celebrate 70 years of panache and style.
The Settantisimo Range includes a special edition Primavera, GTS and PX, available in two new colour schemes: Azzurro 70, a sky blue; and Grigio 70, a chic grey. New luxurious finishes such as a dark brown saddle with beige piping, a unique Settantesimo logo and new dark wheels make it a birthday suit to admire.
“Vespa is timeless – it transcends generations, fashion and fads,” says Vespa Managing Director, Andy Reid. “But that doesn’t mean we can’t toast to 70 incredible years with something special.”
It was in the spring of 1946 that the first Vespa rolled out of the Pontedera plant in Italy. First designed as a new, economic mode of transport after the Second World War, Vespa has grown into an internationally recognised symbol of inspired commuting and liberation.
To date, Vespa has sold more than 18 million units worldwide. Reid’s dream is to increase the number of Vespas on South African roads to create congestion-free cities, where adventure and freedom rule the commute – not frustration. He believes The Settentisimo Range is the perfect way to celebrate the birthday of a living legend.
“70 years on the saddle and it’s just the beginning for Vespa,” says Reid. “Our community continues to grow as more and more people are converted to the unrivalled freedom that comes with owning a Vespa. I hope more South Africans come along for the ride as we continue the journey.”
To get up-close-and-personal with The Settantisimo Range, visit a Vespa showroom