If there’s one thing I learned on my recent trip to Italy, it’s that style matters. Looking good is more important than looking where you’re going. So it’s no wonder the storied art of coachbuilding—creating customized bodies for cars—is still well and truly alive in the nondescript town of Arese, Northern Italy. Here…
It seems most of us err on the side of “no thanks” when it comes to Mazda Miatas re-bodied to look like classic Ford Mustangs. But the Miata is a versatile platform with many good qualities, and now a reader has pointed me toward a Miata-based customization project I find much more compelling.
You ever see a picture of something and you make an involuntary, incoherent noise because the subject is just that awesome? That just happened to me when I saw this picture of an Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake.
In good news that has kept getting better and better, the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe and Volante convertible will now also be joined by a Speedster and Shooting Brake. If you strike gold, don’t stop mining.
As Aston Martin surges on into the controversial with the styling of its new DB11, Zagato has everybody else covered with a recent string of beautiful Vanquish redesigns in coupe and convertible form. And now it would seem there’s even a roadster variant.
Believe it or not, this Zagato concept from 1992 is based on a contemporary 300ZX. The results are... interesting? Note that I didn’t say “good.”
The car world is full of wonder and mystery! Even when you’re steeped in it every waking hour of your day like I am, it’s still wide and weird enough that you can learn about new things all the time. Case in point: Nissan’s Autech Zagato Stelvio AZ1. It’s like 1980s Japan, 1980s Italy, and all of my dreams got…
In the last century, Zagato has put some of the prettiest custom redesigns on performance cars. And this year, their designers finally gave us a motorcycle. Behold the MV Agusta F4Z Zagato.
This is the the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante, which is the convertible encore to the limited-run Vanquish Zagato Coupe we fell in love with earlier this year.
The ravishing Aston Martin Vanquish as rebodied by the Italian dreamweavers at Zagato bowed at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza last month as a showpiece. As in “look, don’t touch” forever. But today it’s been confirmed that a few lucky owners will be able to take one home and get their grubby mitts all over it.
The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato is one of the prettiest Astons to come out of the Italian design house in years. But even though it’s got incredible little details like a door panel festooned with infinite Zs, the best part sounds like it lives under the hood.
The Aston Martin Vanquish is a sleek, V12-powered grand tourer wrapped in carbon fiber bodywork. But that wasn’t enough for famously weird coachbuilder Zagato, which transformed the car into the Aston Martin Zagato Vanquish, a sleek, V12-powered grand tourer wrapped in carbon fiber bodywork.
The 2011 concept version of the Aston Martin V12 Zagato sure was a cool car. I like it.
Italy’s most famous road race, the Mille Miglia, is a thousand miles. (It’s in the name and everything.) This unique 1949 Fiat Topolino 750MM Zagato packs 13 air-cooled horsepower, but it went for it anyway.
The Zagato Mostro is using a Maserati V8, so expect it to have up to 460 hp like the GranTurismo MC Stradale. The Milanese coachbuilder is expected to produce no more than ten units after its Villa d’Este premier.
There are some cars that seem like they couldn’t be uglier but remain oddly entrancing.
The year was 2001, the place was Japan, and anything was possible. Even Zagato Toyotas. Mid-engined Zagato Toyotas!
Can you think of a car that looks less at home in America than a tiny Abarth with a coachbuilt body and four times as much performance as the Fiat it was based on? Meet the Californian Fiat Abarth Zagato 750 GT Corsa, one of only 21 ever built.
While Jay Leno thinks Lancia's Roman-inspired names weren't the most fortunate (the Fulvia reminds him of a certain lady part and Flaminia sounds like an STD), when Zagato entered the game, that hardly mattered. Meet the world's sexiest V4.
Zagato is turning 95 this year, and like all of us hope to do when we turn 95, they're celebrating by building a one-off Aston Martin shooting brake. As you'd expect, it's pretty stunning — but, I don't think it's Shooting Brake enough. I'll explain.