(from Zagato Press
Release) One year after the presentation of the Ferrari
575GTZ, Zagato returns to Villa d’Este with a world preview for fans
of Italian sports sedans: the Maserati GS Zagato.
In the most classic
traditions of exclusive collections that inspired the creativity of
car designers in the '50s and '60s, Paolo Boffi, well-known
entrepreneur in the furnishing and luxury design sector, has
commissioned from Zagato a customised look for his Maserati GS
Zagato proposes a line
that evoked the historical Maserati A6 G Zagato of 1954: one of the
most beautiful Italian sedans ever built, and nowadays at the top of
every collector’s wish list.
The Maserati GS Zagato,
like its celebrated ancestor, has all-aluminium bodywork and bears
the Trident on the bonnet and the Z on the wing, expressing eternal
Italian excellence in its shape and its content. A winning
combination that matches powerful and reliable mechanics, with an
and sports style, both rigorously Made in Italy.
For purists of the
compact coupé, afficionados of the Milano-based brand, it is a
two-volume, two-seater, hatchback with a streamlined profile and a
neat tail. The wheelbase is 180mm shorter, a spin-off from the
Spyder, provides excellent handling and stability on curves, with
extraordinary torsional rigidity.
In homage to the
tradition of the gentlemen drivers who asked Zagato to transform the
bodywork of their cars, modern collectors choose mechanics at the
top level of technical evolution and ‘dress’ them in tailor-made
garments that increase in value as time passes.
This is the mission of a
modern automobile atelier: to create timeless objects that celebrate
prestigious models and brands and which, unlike mass produced
vehicles, are destined to last for ever.
Zagato, born in 1919 as
an atelier for automobiles and planes, has put its signature on all
the most important mechanics of the last century, earning the
opportunity to create, every time, an “instant classic”.
Zagato’s strengths lie
in the concept of sports-style elegance, a functional design that
does not bow to momentary fashions but seeks out the excitement and
pleasure of driving, and in the precious aluminium bodywork, a value
The Maserati GS Zagato
will be on show at the Concours d’Elegance Villa d’Este, to be held
in Cernobbio (Italy) 20 -22 April 2007.