Zagato takes some of the world’s most incredible cars and makes them even better. The Milanese boutique has been at if for nearly 100 years, producing some to the most beautiful custom cars in the world. Their latest effort is no exception to the rule.
This is the Zagato Mostro. It celebrates the 100th anniversary of Maserati and the 1957 450 S Coupe Zagato Monster race car. Making its debut at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, this will be an extremely limited edition car as is typical of Zagato creations. Only 5 of these cars will be produced so you’ll likely never see one out on the street.
It all starts with a carbon-fiber body. Underneath there is a V8 Maserati engine with a 6-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. There are also fixed glass windows and a superwide windshield. The interior of the car looks like it’s straight out of a race car, which is again a tribute to the 1957 Zagato Monster.
That coupe was built so that Sir Stirling Moss could race it in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This earned the car the nickname ‘Il Mostro’ or The Monster. The new Monster will go on sale later this year.
by Nicole Waeklin