- Image credit: Zagato

    Zagato have made their first deliveries of the divisive IsoRivolta GTZ

    Is this a modern day throwback of the mythical Lamborghini Miura?

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    In today's world, most manufacturers are focusing less on aesthetics, and more on what makes a car nerdier, faster, and more aerodynamic. Beating the body work in such a way that it excites and soothes onlookers is becoming a lost art to many, but one nation will indefinitely continue to place impression in as high a regard as performance: Italy - and of its many, many artisans, Milanese firm Zagato are perhaps the purest representative they have.

    The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake. Image credit: Oracle time.

    The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake. Image credit: Oracle time.

    They've firmly embedded their name in automotive folklore for being a company that has an otherworldly ability to be able to sculpt raw metal into creations that look like they belong in the pages of fiction. Simply put, Zagato will hit, rather than miss .. every single time. And they've only added to their reputation with their latest painting, the IsoRivolta GTZ, of which the first official example has now been delivered.

    I'm not sure how many of you will agree with me on this, but I think it looks incredibly similar to the Lamborghini Miura. Look at the low-slung body shape, its slightly oval headlights, and its chunky grille .. am I just being daft or is there any tangible correlation? Even the performance figures are fairly similar - and in any instance, I don't think there's anything wrong with a reincarnation of one of the world's greatest ever supercars anyway.

    Image credit: Road and Track.

    Image credit: Road and Track.

    Its gorgeous body has been carved entirely from carbon fibre, despite the fact that aluminium would've been easier to work with, and it's been paired with the LT4 engine from the Camaro ZL1: a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 that churns out 650bhp and an equal number of torques. Zagato claim that this enormous grunt helps rifle the GTZ from 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds.

    Despite the fact that even a modern day BMW M3 can pretty much match that acceleration figure, there are very few cars that will look (and probably sound) as good as this car will whilst climbing through the gears. Its top speed is capped at 195mph, but let's be honest, no GTZ will ever be taken up to that speed - it would be a sacrilege to try and redefine the point of this car.

    Whilst the price hasn't really been made public, we do know that only 19 GTZ's will ever be made, further adding to its exotic demeanour, and cementing its place among the worlds most exclusive bracket of vehicles. There are still plenty of details we don't know about this car, with its architect's opting to remain tight-lipped until all their stock has been moved - but one thing is well and truly certain: Zagato have done it again.

    What are your thoughts on the Zagato GTZ? Share your thoughts below!

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    Comments (11)

    • I don’t think it’s inspired by a Miura, as I was under the impression it’s an homage to a iso grifo or something of the same age, although I might be wrong

        8 days ago
      • It’s a tribute to an older car that they did, and whilst there is no said link between it and the Miura, I just think they look really alike!

          8 days ago
      • Yeah, the overall shape is inspired by 60s low slung Italian cars, so the Miura would have some indirect resemblance

          8 days ago
    • So gorgeous. And the similarity to the Miura is clear in the shape of the fenders.

        8 days ago
      • I was searching right through my brain for the section that looked most similar but failed to come up with the right word: FENDER!! Must remember for next time 😂😂

          8 days ago
      • 🤣😂🤣😂

          8 days ago
    • Stunning car! Glad to see some artisan makers out there are still taking style and design as seriously as they are lap times or 0-60 speeds.

        8 days ago
      • I can see some resemblance to the Miura. I also see some Ian Callum design elements in it too. TVR. The Ferrari Roma. C5 Corvette... I think all front engine rear wheel drive sports cars will share some similarities, right? Nature of form &...

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          8 days ago
      • They do! I complete agree with your initial point, it’s such a breath of fresh air that a company has placed more importance on looks than performance for once, something that many great brands are failing to find the sweet spot between.

          7 days ago
    • It is a stunning car

        8 days ago

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