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Images removed at the request of Autobild.de

Zagato is an ambitious carrozzeria, venturing to reinterpret Ferraris, Maseratis and most recently a Bentley Continental GT Speed with its own unique bodywork. Its latest unveiling, however, eclipses the ambition of them all. Based only on a couple of faded photographs, current director Andrea Zagato set out to recreate the 1938 coachbuilt roadster that his grandfather Ugo crafted based on the versatile 1938 Lancia Aprilia chassis. Only three or four were originally built, none of which are still around today.

The curvaceous bodywork of the Zagato Lancia Aprilia Sport is beaten by hand in the traditional methods. Power is provided by a miniscule Aprilia VR-4 motorcycle engine that produces just 48 hp at 4300 rpm, propelling the neo-classic spider to a top speed of 126 km/h – that's just 78 mph, but it's bound to feel a whole lot faster with the wind in your hair. You're not likely to experience that thrill, however, as only nine will be built at a price of €150,000 apiece. All the rest of us can do is admire the classic recreation from photos like the ones we have in the gallery below.

[Source: Autoblog.nl via Motor Authority]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      it's kinda sad that they didn't just document this properly in the first place, so it would have been easier to duplicate if they wanted to. sort of like how they don't document stuff in my haynes manual properly so i can't quite figure out how to repair a car without breaking something in the process.
        • 7 Years Ago

        At the time, nobody thought these cars would be the next big hit 70 years later; they were probably seen as normal cars.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Beautiful. The computer technology used must have been the difference in bringing this project to its realization.

      I have not always liked the projects that Zagato produces, but I admire their willingness to tackle things most studios would not.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is a fantastic project and Zagato have managed to bring back a beautiful design. I do wish they would replicate the shark nosed ferraris for the track - another design that looked great and of which not a single example survives.

      • 7 Years Ago
      A classic is a classic....no matter how much you try to recreate it won't be the same
      • 7 Years Ago
      An utter modern classic recreation. A thing of beauty indeed.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sorry mistake in traslation
      The engine is the original one of Lancia Aprilia 1938
      with some added power. (sport!)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thats Beautiful. The only place i could see that they did not do an prefect duplicate is the hubcaps. That maybe because of the Lancia copy rights