The collaboration between BMW and Zagato has produced impressive results as seen in the BMW Zagato Coupé which was on show earlier in the year at the Concorso d'Eleganza show in Italy. The latest creation to come from this relationship is the BMW Zagato Roadster which was on display at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California over the weekend.
BMW Zegato Roadster Design
The BMW Zegato Roadster was built over a period of six weeks and represents an elegant, sporty and masculine perspective of its coupé sibling. “This car is not designed only as an elegant convertible, but also as a masculine and extremely dynamic sports car which evokes a powerful driving experience” says Zagato chief designer Norihiko Harada, describing the design philosophy behind the BMW Zagato Roadster.
Design highlights include a low-set kidney grille with z-design grating coupled with twin circular headlights and a three-dimensional front apron which defines the front-end of the BMW Zagato Roadster. The headlights also feature ‘razorlight’ LED headlight strips which add a touch of class. The long, sweeping hood is complemented with air outlets on the flanks of the roadster which share the same form. The double-bubble soft-top roof cover helps extend the lines of the hood towards the rear where emphasis is placed on the rear-wheel power of the BMW Zagato Roadster. The BMW Zegato Roadster features 19-inch light alloy wheels in a sporty five-spoke design.
The driver sits low and close to the real wheels for an enhanced, sporty driving experience. The interior is predominantly black with brown leather accents offering an exclusive feel. The brown leather is used to visually differentiate the interior from the exterior while still working in harmony to exude an overall elegant and sporty image. No information regarding the powertrain has been made available.