• Apr 14th 2006 at 8:56AM
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Italian design house and coachbuilder Zagato has released a preview photo of its newest creation, the one-of-a-kind Ferrari 575GTZ. While the development of the custom Ferrari was announced at the Geneva Motor Show this spring, Zagato decided to unveil the car at the famous Villa d'Este concours d'elegance in Italy later this month, where the car's iconic predecessor, the Ferrari 250 GTZ, debuted 50 years ago.

The new Ferrari GTZ was commissioned by Japanese car collector Yoshiyuki Hayashi (pictured), who specifically requested that Zagato make a unique 575 in the style of the famous 250 GTZ berlinetta. The aluminum-bodied car incorporates a host of styling cues from Zagato's classic custom sports cars of the '50s, including the two-tone color scheme of the 250GTZ.

Zagato promises a full set of photos of the new car closer to its debut date of April 22. In the meantime, we'll have to be content with this picture of the GTZ and its happy owner.

[Source: Zagato]

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