BMW Zagato RoadsterMon, 20 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700
BMW and Zagato turned heads at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance with its latest collaboration: The BMW Zagato roadster, just months after the unveil of the unveil of their coupé at Villa d'Este.
The car, developed in just six months, features a low-set kidney grille – complete with tiny matt-sheen Zagato 'Z' letters – and circular headlamps on a sharply lined contoured hood, while Zagato's signature double-bubble design is seen again on the car and serves to extend the lines of the hood to the rear. Like the coupé version it is again the work of Norihiko Harada, Zagato's Chief Designer.
Inside, a strip of brown leather lines the interior and progresses from the instrument panel over the doorsill to behind the seats. The Roadster's interior is mainly black, although the brown can be seen in the seat stitching, steering wheel, doors and the center console.
No offical word yet on production possibilities but don't be too surprised if a limited number of coupé and roadster models appear in more exclusive neighborhoods in the near future.
Gallery: BMW Zagato Roadster