BMW Coupe Zagato 2012 review release date. One of the stars at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2012: The BMW Coupé Zagato. Long hood, high rear: the BMW Coupé Zagato has only distantly similar to the current BMW design. High tear bar: With the raised rear reminds BMW Coupe Zagato of Zagato designed models as the Alfa TZ, 1962.
Carnobbio (Italy), June 2012
Zagato has worked with Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin and now there is also a BMW Coupé Zagato. The vehicle was at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in a luxury hotel presents 2012, where classic cars will be awarded annually. When Zagato Coupé BMW is however not a classic but a modern and fit for moving cars.
BMW Coupe Zagato 2012 – Zagato BMW Coupe with high tear-off edge
Because instead of building just a design study, which is trimmed to only look to Zagato decided to take a realistic approach. The BMW Coupé Zagato meets all requirements for example, the world in terms of crash safety or pedestrian protection. The design of the studies is the aerodynamicist Wunibald comb (26 April 1893 to October 11, 1966) inspired. The work of German scientist was the BMW 328 Kamm coupe from 1940. With a stern Kamm’scher kind were in Italy, for example, the Alfa SZ and the Alfa TZ – both built by Zagato – equipped. There is the design “Coda Tronca”, “truncated tail”, and refers to a vehicle with an abrupt trailing edge. The opposite would be a so-called “boat tail”, ie a pointed, tapered tail.
BMW Coupe Zagato 2012 – Built to be driven
The BMW Coupé Zagato, by its tail comb out without additional aids such as aerodynamic spoiler. Its aluminum body by Zagato was made by hand. Characteristic are the next high-tail comb the long hood and the roof is in double-bubble design – Italian “Doppia Gobba” – which has two bubble-like protrusions has. “The BMW Coupé Zagato has a special magic for me. It exudes a certain spontaneity that gives the vehicle together with typical Zagato unconventional solutions, a whole new kind of elegance,” says Norihiko Harada, Zagato’s chief designer. Typical features such as dual round headlights and a grille nierenfömiger Zagato Coupé that make it recognizable at first sight as a BMW. Painted in the flounder, “Rosso Vivace” is. The color looks different depending on the light and offers a spectrum from almost black to a bright glowing red as a “primer” is a layer of black paint, a coat of paint on the shiny silver was applied. Then came six thin layers of Rottons and two layers of clear coat over it.
BMW Coupe Zagato 2012 – BMW Z4 as a basis
From the outset, the study was a so-called “Vmax concept” is, that is a street-legal, aerodynamically optimized high-speed craft. Unlike other studies, it can be driven. On the BMW’s test track, the coupe has already proven his skills to the test. The BMW Coupé Zagato is based on the chassis of the Z4 sDrive35is with the 340-hp, turbocharged three-liter inline six cylinder. The wheelbase is identical, but the overhangs are slightly longer and the width of the Zagato is slightly larger. In contrast to the standard model, which supports standard 18-inch model, the Italian Bayer rolls on 19-inchers. The design of the wheels to remove the propeller, recalling the fact that BMW and Ugo Zagato of the aircraft came to the automotive industry.
BMW Coupe Zagato 2012 – Leather Interior by Zagato
The leather interior of the BMW Coupe Zagato is based on a light and a dark shade of gray. For color highlights red ornamental seams on the instrument panel, doors and the seats. An embroidered in the seats “z” indicates the origin of the BMW Coupe Zagato. A hat and a travel bag as accessories round out the color and material concept of Zagato. The travel bag is the shape of the double-bubble roof is designed and modeled after that it shows even if empty, the bulbous shape.
BMW Coupe Zagato 2012 – BMW and Italian design
Italian coachbuilders Zagato that such a role in BMW’s design play, has a long tradition. So the company has tailored Carrozzeria Touring including a coupe and two roadster based on the BMW 328 for the 1940 Mille Miglia. 1959 was the BMW 3200 Michelotti Vignale. Also on the BMW 700 was involved Michelotti. Other famous examples of Italian-Bavarian cooperation is the BMW 3200 CS Bertone in 1962 and the pioneering BMW M1 of 1978, which was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. While the M1 at least 460 copies were built to the BMW Coupé Zagato – remain a single piece – at least according to current information.
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