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BMW has released a sketch and two teaser images of the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé concept, set to be unveiled on May 24 at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. It’s a follow up to the BMW Zagato Coupé shown at the same show last year and a debut cooperation between the BMW Group and Italian design house Pininfarina.

Little is known of the new high-end luxury class show car, other than its hallmark BMW coupe proportions and a V12 engine under the bonnet. A long wheelbase, stretched bonnet, short overhangs and a cab-back greenhouse with sloping roofline is classic BMW while the convex surfaces add a modern touch.

A V12 engine is mentioned, and BMW only has one such motor in its stable – the 535hp 6.0 litre twin-turbocharged beast used in the 760Li limo. A change of focus from refinement to performance will probably see a few more horses find its way into the new coupe, making it a big hitting GT car that BMW has lacked for long time.

If it ever becomes a reality, the Gran Lusso Coupé could spell the return of the 8 Series moniker as BMW’s flagship coupe sitting above the 6 Series. V12 power at the front, rear-wheel drive and BMW dynamics all dressed up in Pininfarina’s finest, now wouldn’t that be an absolute dream?