BMW Zagato Coupe
Designed in collaboration with Zagato, the Zagato Coupe is a unique take on the idea of a BMW two-seater built for sport and style. It's not just a raw rolling shell, either: BMW has already put the Zagato Coupe through its paces in high-speed testing.
The idea behind the Zagato Coupe was a "vmax concept," built to embody high-speed aerodynamics in a road-legal form. A very long hood, rearward cabin, and Kamm tail give the Zagato Coupe classic proportions, while the details are pure future-modern. As Zagato chief designer Norihiko Harada puts it, "For me, the BMW Zagato Coupé holds a very special magic. It exudes a certain spontaneity which, when combined with the type of unconventional solutions typical of Zagato, lend the car a very individual elegance."
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It's unlikely the Zagato Coupe will ever see production, however, even in limited volumes. Like the M1 Hommage of 2008 or the 328 Hommage of 2011, the Zagato Coupe is a one-off, intended to express BMW themes as seen through the Italian design house's eyes.