Interior specialist Vilner’s latest project is revamping the cabin of one of the nicest cars ever made by the Italian car maker Alfa Romeo. Named after a highly sophisticated neighborhood in Milan called Brera, the Giugiaro-designed coupe went out of production a few years ago. But it is still one of the most desirable cars sensible money can buy.
Vilner’s Alfa Romeo Brera Italia Independent, to give its full name, gets a thorough interior makeover treatment with a mixture of materials including carbon fiber, nappa leather, Alcantara and genuine snakeskin. What makes it great is the tasteful way with which Vilner has put these elements together.
The steering wheel on this Alfa Romeo Brera, for example, gets leather, carbon fiber and Alcantara insert, all garnished with red stitching. The seats meanwhile feature a pretty normal red and black pattern on one side, and not at all normal embroidery of a dragon on the other. The red dragon also appears on the roof and goes really well with the snakeskin inserts on the door panels and the dashboard.
There is no denying that Vilner’s Brera is not everyone’s taste. You could even call it way over the top. But still, it is a lot more interesting to look at than a stock cabin with plastic and fake leather everywhere.