When combine German knowledge and Italian design skills, you’ll get new stunning BMW Zagato Coupe. BMW and Italian design house Zagato have teamed up to produce this one-off show car, which recently debuted at the annual Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on the banks of Lake Como, Italy. New BMW Zagato Coupe is actually a stagey, one-off pageant composed on the tale of the Z4, under the supervision of Norihiko Harada, the company’s chief designer, and Andrea Zagato, his boss.
Design of luxury car cleverly blends the two company’s design philosophies. Hand-crafted of aluminum sheet over Z4 mechanicals, and the twin kidney grille at the front (which uses hundreds of small ‘Zs’ locked together to create a mesh effect) are definitely BMW’s craftsmanship. The double-bubble roof, powerful haunches and aerodynamic Kamm-tail rear-end are classic Zagato cues. The most complex sculpture on the car’s surface comes in the C-pillar hip area, where the sheet metal makes a dramatic, sweeping turn — the car’s aria.
The car is finished in a striking shade of red dubbed Rosso Vivace, that shifts from black to bright red based on the light’s angle thanks to 10 layers of paint, starting from a black primer, metallic silver, six coats of red, and two layers of clear coating making it truly eye-candy.
The interior, which is largely carried over from the Z4, features two-tone gray leather with red accent stitching on the seats, doors and instrument panel. The Z logo is embroidered into the seats. Zagato also has added a custom travel bag and hat bag.
BMW has not provided powertrain details, but it is likely the Zagato Coupe is fitted with a version of the turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 that powers the top-of-the-line Z4.
The car is not set for production even in limited numbers, so we can only dream about it.