• Feb 29, 2008


Click above to view high-res gallery of Bentley Continental GTZ

This may come as a bit of a surprise to anyone who's been following the agonizing bit-by-bit release of a number of concept cars in advance of the Geneva Motor Show, but one Italian design studio has chosen to forgo the teasing and release all the details of its show car all at once. In fact, we hadn't heard anything about Zagato's coachbuilt Bentley since the initial report from last December, but the famed Milanese carrozzeria has revealed that it will be unveiling the car at the show now only days away.

Called the Bentley Continental GTZ, following the familiar nomenclature last seen on the 2006 Ferrari 575 GTZ, Zagato's interpretation on the stately grand tourer manages to be instantly recognizable as both a Bentley and a Zagato design. Based on the effortlessly fast Continental GT Speed, the latest Zagato retains, to the best of our knowledge at this point, the donor car's considerable mechanics, over which the Zagato Atelier has fitted unique two-tone coachwork in classic British racing green with Zagato's signature subtle double-bubble contrasting roof in medium silver. Other typically Zagato touches include the sharply-creased fenders, elegant tail and curvy rear window. We have a feeling this is going to be one of those cars that looks even better in person than it does in images, which you can see for yourself in the gallery below, and we're looking forward to getting up close and personal with this custom Anglo-Italian creation on the show floor. Thanks to Claudio for the tip!


[Source: OmniAuto]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      every time i see a zagato design, i throw up a little in my mouth. they need to hire to new blood because there recent stuff is horrible!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hell, I think it's much better looking than the 300C at least. If Volks is to do anything with this, pick it up and offer it to Chysler.
      • 6 Years Ago
      RIP - the original Bentley (which was murdered for this exercise)
      • 6 Years Ago
      that is awesome....
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why mess with perfection....
      • 6 Years Ago
      No, no, no and no. It looks like those hideous Japanese bonsai Mark II Jaguars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks like a very ugly 300C. And the 300C isn't that hot to begin with, but it's not cringe worthy like this! Yikes!
        • 6 Years Ago
        this does look like the 300c.
        although i like the 300c it puts bentley to shame to say that it looks like a 300c.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is one mean looking car. Very aggressive, I love it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      just gorgeous! when can I buy one
      • 6 Years Ago
      NO way - I love this. I also love the Aston Martin DB7 by Zagato. Their designs tend to be hit or miss, but I think this is a hit!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Stunner
      • 6 Years Ago
      The epitome of beauty
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