Home / Auto News / News article: Zagato Designs A South African Supercar - Meet The Perana Z-One - AutoGuide.com News
 |  May 13 2011, 1:05 PM

South Africa is known for many things, its beautiful wild-life, its amazing scenery and most recently, holding the FIFA Soccer World Cup.

Now you can add supercar manufacturer to their resume. Behold the Perana Z-One, a Zagato styled, Corvette powered beauty that has just gone into production.

The concept was first unveiled a few years ago at the Geneva Motor Show, but many thought the project would not have the traction to move forward. But they have.

This stunning coupe, which will be produced in a limited number of 999-units, has just hit the production line, and the company plans to have the Z-One flaunt its stuff at many public events, including the Goodwood Festival of Speed in U.K.

This $114,000 coupe does come with an impressive list of equipment, which include air-con, touch-screen infotainment system, sat-nav and Recaro seats.

As mentioned before, it uses a GM sourced LS3 engine that displaces 6.2-liters and produces 442-hp. Mated to a six-speed ZF-transmission, Perana predicts a 0-60 mph run to take less than 4-seconds. Thankfully it also has Brembo brakes, so it will stop as well as it goes.

It should handle well too, since Lee Noble was involved in the chassis set-up, and he does know a thing or two about good handling cars.

No word yet if North American buyers will be able to park a Perana Z-One in their garage, but we really hope so.

[Source: Pistonheads]