• 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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      • 9 Years Ago
      Of course it's sold out. They are only making one and the guy in the picture purchased it.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Doesn't work for me.
      Too many scoops.
      Why not a cabriolet? Or a fastback ala the 250 GTO?
      A two-tone gray and silver paint job? NOT RED!?!?
      And can you imagine how many Euros this puppy cost Mr. Hayashi??

      • 9 Years Ago
      Oooops Methinks Zagato borrowed way too much from their 40+ year old Aston Martin Zagato design.....
      • 9 Years Ago
      Chevy should hire the designer to make this the new retro Corvette. Zagato must have been a big fan of early 'Vette's.
      • 9 Years Ago
      um.......yea not cool. looks like an aston martin, the batt mobile, and the ford gt 500 all slaped together.......not a good move on the behalf of mr.Enzo.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Kinda looks like Speed Racer now that you mention it.
      • 9 Years Ago
      what a waste of money, this car is not a sexy Ferarri at all. Blech!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Finally, a Ferrari that's tasteful and not spacey. I love exotic Italian cars but Ferrari seemed to have lost its elegance in its F430, 599 GTB and the INZO… they are all beautiful cars but too space-age for my taste. The rear of the 575GTZ is awkward but the vibe it sends is quite elegant, I agree with the comment on it being a bit too Austin Martin but I think it works very well.
      • 8 Years Ago
      well he must like it....dunno why?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Looks like something from "speed racer"
      • 9 Years Ago
      I also first thought it was an Aston. Secondly, I can't be the only one who has an urge to give that front end a tittie twister?
      • 9 Years Ago
      it's a nice, elegant car, all you are sucks!
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