BMW unleashes 2013 Zagato Coupe
Prestigious Milanese coachbuilder Zagato has teamed up with BMW for a stunning collaboration, the gorgeous BMW Zagato Coupé. The body of the one-off model was built entirely by hand, with Zagato experts crafting the aluminum sheet metal by hand and meticulously moulding it to give the car its form. The result: a road-registered, aerodynamically optimised machine capable of achieving high speeds yet meeting all legal requirements and crash-related stipulations.
Design-wise, the extremely long bonnet, greenhouse set well back and double bubble roof and Kamm Tail sum up the dynamic focus of the car as only a coupé could. The flowing roofline melts away into the compact, muscular rear, where the car’s power is transferred to the road. This sculptural and visually striking surface treatment is a Zagato hallmark and lends the BMW Zagato Coupé a distinctive and instantly recognisable personality.
Another highlight of the BMW Zagato Coupé is its paintwork. The exclusive exterior paint finish Rosso Vivace – an expressive shade of red – brings the surfaces and forms of the BMW Zagato Coupé to life. Depending on how the light hits the body, the colour spectrum ranges from something close to black all the way to a brilliant red.
The “horizontal line” design theme has also found its way into the luggage compartment, as have the two shades of grey and the red accents. Here, the lines are a subtle reference to the form of the double-bubble roof. Two exclusive accessories – a hat bag and a travel bag – set the seal on Zagato’s colour and materials upgrade. The travel bag also recreates the form of the double-bubble roof and is designed to maintain its bulbous lines even when empty.
Written by Jesse Geelen
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