Zagato to Build 575 GTZ for Japanese Car Collector

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[url=http://www.fast-autos.net/news/48/ said:
www.fast-autos.net[/url]]Yoshiyuki Hayashi is a famous Japanese car collector, who owns numerous cars of great historical value, including several Ferraris such as the 166MM, the 250 Spider California, two Daytonas ? a coup? and a spider ? and the Enzo. In the classic tradition of the keen purchaser of exclusive cars who stimulated the creativeness of Italian coachbuilders in the 1950s and 1960s, Yushiyuki Hayashi asked Zagato if it would be possible to create a body for his 575M, in the style of the famous 250GTZ berlinetta.


When Zagato received this request, it informed Ferrari of the project, which would be a good opportunity to celebrate the model?s anniversary, and then created a car that harked back to the 250 GTZ, built around the Ferrari 575. Like its forebear, the 575 GTZ has an all-aluminium body, and, as a tribute to Ferrari and to two-seater Italian sports cars, it has joined the exclusive group of cars that are the fruit of the tradition of custom-built cars.

Like the 250 GTZ, it sports two-tone paintwork with styling cues and volumes that explicitly refer back to the 1950s, and sublimates the character of the many cars built by Zagato to clothe original engineering, with the pure style of traditional sports cars.

For Zagato, the project represented an opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari 250 GTZ of 1956, one of the most outstanding GT cars, which has already gone down in history. The model, which was also commissioned by a gentleman driver and collector, in the best Zagato tradition, is a sublime synthesis of prestige and performance, elegance and sportiness, to the point that it can boast the highest value of any car in the luxury period sports car market. The 250 GTZ has won numerous competitions and concours d??l?gance, and it represents a dream come true, because experts and fans consider it one of the most beautiful cars in the world.

The new 575 GTZ has the Ferrari prancing horse on its bonnet and the Z of Zagato on its side, an expression of eternal Italian excellence in its form and content. It is a winning combination, linking the most powerful, famous engineering in the world with the most refined, fascinating sporting style, both made strictly in Italy.

The concept of sporty elegance, functional design that does not merely follow the trend of the moment but strives for pure performance, and the ultra-light aluminium body are Zagato?s strengths which become a universally recognised value. Just as in the 1956, the 250GTZ was showed at the most important concours d?elegance, 50 years later, the 575GTZ will be presented in a world premier at Villa D?Este Concours D?Elegance, Cernobbio (Italy) April 22 th -24th.
 

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I really want to see the front of that, because all that picture shows is the front end of the 612 welded onto its arse. Zagato is such a hit-or-miss design house, but at least they've gotten over their design-by-ruler phase in the 80s.
 

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I kind of like this Zagato, but i do have my doubts about the gaps in the side :shock:

But the lines are classic :thumbsup:

http://img86.imageshack.**/img86/1483/ferrari575gtzzagato2006016kx.th.jpg
 

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^^ Based on that pic, I like it :thumbsup:

But just how short is that (lucky sonnabitch :twisted: ) japanese dude?

THe car looks humangous next to him
 

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ferrari should design their cars so they look more like that

it looks awesome
 

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no no no no no the rear looks TVR, not ferrari
 

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Duell said:
http://img86.imageshack.**/img86/1483/ferrari575gtzzagato2006016kx.th.jpg

Now THAT is a sexy car! :thumbsup:
 

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Old Skool + New Skool =http://img86.imageshack.**/img86/1483/ferrari575gtzzagato2006016kx.th.jpg
 

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Really nice! :thumbsup: (the front at least...)
 

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:shock: I take back anything I said about the arse. With a front like that, I have no choice but to :woot:
 

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Duell said:
I kind of like this Zagato, but i do have my doubts about the gaps in the side :shock:

But the lines are classic :thumbsup:

http://img86.imageshack.**/img86/1483/ferrari575gtzzagato2006016kx.th.jpg

looks amazingly good. any more pics by any chance?
 

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bartboy9891 said:
looks amazingly good. any more pics by any chance?

No, sorry :oops: But I was suprised to find a picture from the rear.
 

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Ferrari released 4 new photo's and 4 cgi's.
I just came across them on another forum

http://img190.imageshack.**/img190/4812/ferrari575gtzzagato2006027gs.th.jpg http://img180.imageshack.**/img180/2795/ferrari575gtzzagato2006038dx.th.jpg http://img116.imageshack.**/img116/8310/ferrari575gtzzagato2006046dq.th.jpg http://img116.imageshack.**/img116/1107/ferrari575gtzzagato2006057dt.th.jpg

http://img190.imageshack.**/img190/8104/ferrari575gtzzagato2006069de.th.jpg http://img116.imageshack.**/img116/2871/ferrari575gtzzagato2006071dl.th.jpg http://img190.imageshack.**/img190/9672/ferrari575gtzzagato2006082eq.th.jpg http://img116.imageshack.**/img116/2204/ferrari575gtzzagato2006092ow.th.jpg
 

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fbc said:
I'm amazed at how sharp the top of the rear arches are

They need to bring back the sharp wheel arches. That's what makes cars from the 60's look so good.

For those curious, I looked up the original 250GT Zagato pictures so here they are:

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I think the original is a much better looking car!
 

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Z Draci said:
I think the original is a much better looking car!
x2, I'm not a fan of the seemingly random blobby shapes (especially in the rear) that marred what would have otherwise been a clean, sleek car.
 

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I don't like it...
 
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