BMW has shown a Zagato bodied Z4 model at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este that likely will see some sort of limited production run. The Concorso on the shores of Lake Como began as a get-together of coachbuilders presenting one-off hand-built creations, but last year an Aston Martin V12 Zagato “concept” shown at Lake Como was eventually approved for a limited production run.
Some of the press photos supplied by BMW were taken at its test track in Germany, a sign that more than one copy of the coupe will soon appear for wealthy buyers.
“Zagato has always provided its customers with ready-to-drive cars which can be sent into action on the road or race track without further ado – and the BMW Zagato Coupe fits the same template,” says Dr Andrea Zagato, head of an independent Italian body engineering firm that goes back to the early days of aviation and aerodynamics. Zagato is perhaps best known for its collaboration with Alfa-Romeo, which resulted in a series of stunning and race winning cars before and after the Germans started World War 2.
The BMW car shown this year is said is registered for road use and meets all the legal requirements worldwide. Moreover, Italian designers commissioned by BMW were also responsible for BMW 3200 Michelotti Vignale (1959), BMW 700 (1959), BMW 3200 CS Bertone (1962) and BMW M1 (1978). No technical details were provided for the BMW Zagato Coupe.