A Red In Tooth And Claw Throwback Regardless of whether or not one considers its physical appearance attractive, the Perana Z-One breaks necks everywhere it goes. I piloted this metallic burgundy coupe down a main thoroughfare in car-centric Orange County – these are people who see exotics daily – and everyone gawked as if the two-seater were covered in blinking high-intensity strobe lights. While the exhaust is loud enough to disturb those driving with mobile phones stuck to their faces, it's not just the acoustic concussion drawing their attention; the Perana's... Read More
- 7.2L V8
- 700 HP / 600 LB-FT
- 6-Speed Manual
- $145,000 (as tested)
A Red In Tooth And Claw Throwback Regardless of whether or not one considers its physical appearance attractive, the Perana Z-One breaks necks everywhere it goes. I piloted this metallic burgundy coupe down a main thoroughfare in car-centric Orange County – these are people who see exotics daily – and everyone gawked as if the two-seater ...
We haven't heard much about Perana in quite some time, but not nearly as long as it's been since the name AC last came up on our radar screen. The progenitor of the iconic Shelby Cobra, AC Cars is one of those great many British sportscar manufacturers that has long since disappeared into obscurity. There has been talk here and there of reviving the ...
Zagato's been keeping busy, what with the TZ3 Stradale, a new Aston Martin, and the rumored Fiat 500 coupe. Now, PistonHeads reports that another another sexy Zagato-bodied sports car can join the party. The Perana Z-One has finally reached production, with UK deliveries set to commence. The Z-One, as you might recall, debuted in March 2009 at the ...
Monterey has seen its share of debuts and this year stays true to form. We've already seen the unveilings of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, the new Boss 302 Mustang, the Infiniti G25, Jaguar XKR175, and McLaren MP4-12C. It doesn't end there, either. Tucked among the exotica at Concorso Italiano was the new Zagato-styled, Hi-Tech-built and ...
The Zagato Perana Z-One debuted in Geneva in March of 2009, a custom-built, limited-production, Corvette-powered coupe with Italian styling by Zagato and slated to be built by South African manufacturing firm Hi-Tech. Up until now we weren't sure the rolling masterpiece would ever be sold in the States, but we've finally received word that Superformance ...
Okay, okay. We'll admit it. The world doesn't need another sportscar. But then we don't really need anything beyond food, clothing and shelter. Everything else is desire, and the Zagato Perana Z-One definitely fits the mold... and fits it well. The Z-One's got the power (a 440hp 'Vette-sourced V8), the looks (styled by Milanese coachbuilder Zagato), the ...
It appears that the Geneva Motor Show will be ignoring this whole global recession thing, as automakers are using the Swiss show en masse to debut exciting new vehicles and concepts. Zagato popped up this morning with its own surprise, the Perana Z-One. The Italian design house has hooked up with South Africa's Perana Performance Group to build the Perana ...