Crazy rare Ferrari 599 GTZ by Zagato is going under the hammer
Would you bid on this funky Ferrari with deep dimples?
Zagato is an Italian coachbuilding company that has divided opinions since 1919. You either love or hate their radical designs; you either love or hate their Alfa Romeo SZ. One of Zagato's projects included transforming a Ferrari 599 GTB into an exclusive coupé or spyder dubbed the '599 GTZ Nibbio Zagato'. The vehicle in question today was converted from a 2009 GTB into a GTZ during January last year and you might be able to own it if you have deep pockets.
There is no wide and clear photo of the rear sadly.
A total of just six spyders were built for the entire world and each was finished in a different colour. This particular 599 GTZ is relatively subtle with its gunmetal gray paintwork and black leather interior. Well, it's subtle until you hear the 6.0L V12 fire up and unleash its 612 hp and 448 lb-ft (607Nm) of torque. The engine and 6-speed F1 automated manual remain untouched by Zagato so expect the 0-62mph sprint to remain in the realm of the low 3s.
This 599 GTZ is said to be fitted with many optional extras, including challenge-style rims and a carbon-fibre steering wheel with an LED shift indicator. Converted into a GTZ with just under 13,000mi (21,000km) from new, the owner has only added an additional 400km since. The vehicle will be available at RM Sotheby's upcoming Paris auction on February the 13th. A 2007 manual GTZ coupé previously fetched $1.5 million so prepare your wallet and arrange to sell the kids... assuming you want to buy a rebodied 599 GTB for the price of several exotics.