There’s something rather difficult to express about the pillarless coupe as a whole. There have been a few examples brought to market, most of which seemingly get remembered as staples in their lineup: unique bits of design that stand out from the crowd. From BMW’s E9 and E31 8-series to a slew of Muscle Cars from the ’60s and ’70s, such as the 1965 Impala Coupe… all heralded for their superior design over their counterparts.
Over the past several years, Rotiform has become known for more than their wheels; alongside their product offerings, Jason and Brian have garnered a following for their seemingly annual builds, ranging from old to new. Each season, we’re given the chance to showcase the latest to come from Rotiform’s garage, and this time, it’s Jason’s personal build: a beautiful 2007 Mercedes Benz CLS55 AMG.
I was heartbroken to leave Petit Le Mans early – it was more than just the final race of the season: it was the last ALMS race ever, and BMW was holding strong. It felt as though I was witnessing a spectacle I’d get the chance to remember and reflect on later, when, twenty years from now, we discuss ALMS in the same light we discuss ’80s IMSA racing today. However, the disappointment was overshadowed by the excitement for the intensity that lie ahead.