BMW and famed Italian design studio, Zagato team up to make the ultimate sports coupe. On paper, a mashup of Italian and German sensibilities seems like an ensuing trainwreck, however, the BMW Zagato Coupé Concept is absolutely stunning. The Zagato was designed as a one-off concept that is driveable and street legal. The Zagato was showcased at the 2012 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Como, Italy.
At the 2012 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, BMW cars and Zagato coachbuilders debuted their ‘BMW Zagato Coupé’, combining iconic Zagato features like the double bubble roof and truncated rear proportions with the BMW’s signature roadster flanks, styled front face, and interior. Organized by BMW, the prestigious competition along the shores of Lake Como, Italy, awards elegance in classic and vintage cars, as well as offering a showcase for new vehicles.
Designed as a one-off concept but driveable and street legal, the ‘BMW Zagato Coupé’ features the glass split rear deck of the ‘Zagato’, with a streamlined, criss-crossed form created by the intersection of the side and rear windows. The tinted rear window can be opened, providing access to the luggage compartment. The grille mesh on the front of the car is a pattern of interlocked ‘Z’s, in which chrome pieces seem to float on a sea of darker-toned letters, matched by polished ‘Z’ details along the side of the car. double air intakes are integratedinto the bonnet, and the car features dual exhaust tips at its rear. twin circular headlights and the kidney-shaped grille highlight BMW’s DNA in the car defined as a ‘BMW seen through the eyes of Zagato’.