Zagato Diatto GT Ottovù to Enter Series Production

The Diatto GT Ottovù may not have topped our list of hottest concept cars at the Geneva auto show this past year, but those who can see past a few dated swoops of the pen will soon be able to snag one of 99 units to be produced. The revival of the Diatto brand is a milestone for Italian motoring — that brand being one of the country's oldest — and Zagato's design plays it to the hilt. The metallic-green Diatto GT Ottovù prototype was unveiled in Geneva and subsequently at the Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza (gesundheit). Power comes from a Ford-sourced 4.6-liter V8 jointly tuned by Roush and Cosworth. It produces 530 hp in base form, but a few undisclosed tweaks will bring it to 650 hp. The new Diatto is building a dealer network in the US and Europe. No word on price, but there's no doubt the usual suspects will step up, checkbook in hand. [Italiaspeed via AutoBlog]