The leader of the design team which created the Aprilia Tuareg 660 is Mirco Zocco, 43, from Salento in southern Italy, and the Piaggio Design Centre’s Senior Designer. Zocco grew up within hearing distance of the Nardo test track – a likely trigger for his passion for cars and especially bikes which in 1998 led him the entire length of Italy from heel to thigh to study Industrial Design at Italy’s leading design college, the Politecnico di Milano, graduating in 2004. Let him take up the story from then onwards.
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A luxurious tour of Sicily is even more enticing at the wheel of the new Bentley GT Speed Convertible
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Erin Gleeson Woodside, CA
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