- The rounder outline of the Zagato bodied Bentley (My own photo)

Bentley 2008 GT Zagato

One of only two Zagato Bodied Bentleys in the UK

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The Classic Car Show at the NEC which was on 9-11 November was a great chance to see some rare cars. Here is the 2008 Bentley GT Zagato which I saw there yesterday. Only 9 of these Zagato bodied cars were produced by Bentley and only two of these are in the UK.

Rare Zagato bodied Bentley (My own photo)

Rare Zagato bodied Bentley (My own photo)

Based on a Bentley Continental GT Speed, it is powered by a W12 twin turboed 6L engine, producing 600bhp. It has a six speed automatic gear box, permanent 4WD and does 0-60 in 4.3 seconds, to reach a top speed of 203mph.

Rounded rear aspect (My own photo)

Rounded rear aspect (My own photo)

Each body panel is hand crafted, with the conversion taking over four months to complete. The car features Zagato's 'double bubble' roof, trade mark accentuated haunches as you can see in the photos and two tone paintwork, in this case sage green and light apple green.

'Double bubble' roof line (My own photo)

'Double bubble' roof line (My own photo)

2019 will mark the centenary of both Bentley and Zagato, who I am sure will continue their collaboration.

Sleek lines (My own photo)

Sleek lines (My own photo)

What do you think of the car, is it too rounded for your taste or do you love it? Let me know in the comments below.

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Comments (9)

  • Looks pretty neat. Kinda like a modern version of one of those big 30's ultra luxury cars.

      2 years ago
  • Super rare and imagine it’s worth a fortune! Shame it looks like my Grandma’s old couch! 🤮

      2 years ago
  • It's really cool. I like the overall shape, especially the double-bubble roof. The rear-wheel covers are not my cup of tea, though

      2 years ago
  • I'm not a fan.

      2 years ago
  • I actually like the rounded shape to it. Seems to suit this particular Bentley. I also like the colour combination. Works well

      2 years ago
    • I like the colour scheme & the ‘double bubble’ roof, poss the rounding is too accentuated at the rear for me, but it certainly turned heads.

        2 years ago
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