BMW Zagato Roadster
Unlike many production builds, the BMW Zagato was constructed in a mere six weeks- spawning quickly from concept drafts to a working concept. The Zagato roadster was unveiled August 17th, 2012 at the Pebble Beach Concour’s d’Elegance three months after the premier of the initial coupe edition.
Zagato, a time-tested Milanese coach builder headed by CEO, Andrea Zagato- has continued the collaborative experience since the early 1920’s.
Energized by the Zagato coupe’s positive reaction- Senior Vice President Adrian Van Hooydonk of BMW Group Design & Andrea Zagato- foresaw fortune in pursuing another tier within their driving collaboration.
Van Hooydonk explains, “it was only the expertise of both companies in the manufacture of high-end one-off cars and another display of outstanding teamwork were we able to finish the car on schedule.”
The incredible deadline feat was encouraged by all design teams- allowing submission into the renowned Pebble Beach Concour’s event.
The incredible deadline effort comes with semi-ease, being that BMW specializes in streamlined, micro series vehicles with the abilities of a sports machine.
The peanut buttered two-seater with a Signature, Zagato ‘Double Bubble’ soft top scalp & masculine accents- sets off an exceptional convertible.
The vehicle also features a low-set kidney grill that exposes the intricate ‘Z’ patterned grating.
From statements made by both companies- keeping both parties within the dichotomy refined- proved beneficial for the collaboration.
No details have been released regarding the convertibles power train. (Though experts suspect the Z4’s most powerful engine, a 335 -Bhp, turbo charged inline 6 cylinder.)
Expect more information in the near future outlining production dates.