Earlier today, 4WheelsNews team revealed that Bmw teamed up with Zagato in order to create a special car. The exclusive information transformed tonight into an awesome car… ladies and gentlemen, this is the Bmw Zagato Coupe. The new car made its debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
For those who don’t know, this is not the first partnership for Bmw and Zagato as the Italian coachbuilder created back in 1939 a coupe based on the Bmw 328 specifically for the Mille Miglia, where it triumphed in 1940. Back in 1954, Bmw bought from Renzo Rivolta, founder of ISO, drawings, license and tooling necessary for the production of the legendary Isetta.
Sixty years later, Bmw returned in order to re-establish a connection with the Rivolta Family. As a matter of fact Marella Rivolta, wife of Andrea Zagato, is Zagato Art Director and responsible of BMW Coupé Zagato trim and colours. The hands of Italian designers were also responsible for the eye-catching looks of the BMW 3200 Michelotti Vignale (1959), BMW 700 (1959), BMW 3200 CS Bertone (1962) and BMW M1 (1978) – all of which retain the status of design icons to this day.
As you can imagine, the Bmw Zagato Coupe looks impressive and the only regret that we have is that the car you see in the photos is a one-off. The attention to details turns the Bmw Zagato Coupe into a rival for expensive supercars, as the vehicle features an exclusive Rosso Vivace paintwork, the well-known ‘Z’ logo but also a special front grille.