BMW’S Zagato Coupe Unveiled
The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este saw the world premiere of the BMW (Bavarian Motor Works) Zagato Coupe, a unique collaboration between the German manufacturer and the famed Italian coachbuilder.Designed in collaboration with Zagato, the Zagato Coupe is a unique take on the idea of a BMW two-seater built for sport and style. It’s not just a raw rolling shell, either: BMW has already put the Zagato Coupe through its paces in high-speed testing.
The BMW Zagato Coupe was designed from the outset to be a “Vmax concept”, a road-registered, aerodynamically optimised machine capable of achieving high speeds yet at the same time meeting all legal requirements and crash-related stipulations.
The body of the BMW Zagato Coupe has been built entirely by hand. As in the past, the new skin was tailored to fit the car’s mechanical architecture, tracing its lines yet giving it space to breathe. The Zagato experts spent many hours crafting the aluminium sheet metal by hand and meticulously moulding it to give the car its unique form.
There are currently no plans to put the BMW Zagato Coupe into production, although Zagato’s last entry into the Villa d’Este Concours, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato, has since been put into production, with a price tag of a whopping £405,000.
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