(ATR) A high-tech torch for the Turin Olympics has been delivered by renowned Italian designer Pininfarina. The firm, responsible for the styling of many Ferrari cars, is one of Turin's most famous and is an official partner of the 2006 Games.
Pininfarina will produce 12,000 of the torches for the torch relay which starts in December.
Chairman Andrea Pininfarina, TOROC president Valentino Castellani and other dignitaries were on hand for the unveiling at a ceremony in Milan.
Designed to resist wind up to 120 kilometers per hour and work flawlessly at sea level or at the top of the Alps, the torch weighs 2 kilograms and is 75 centimeters high.
Pininfarina says it is based on the idea that the flame should appear to wrap the body of the torch, rather than burn from a hole at the top.
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