The BMW Zagato Roadster came together in just six weeks, all the way from sketches to a working concept. “This car is not designed only as an elegant convertible, but also as a masculine and extremely dynamic sports car which evokes a powerful driving experience,” says Zagato chief designer Norihiko Harada.
The low front-end kidney grilles are still in place to keep the BMW heritage intact, but the body panels have all been re-molded by Zagato for a more robust and powerful look. Within the grille, you will find many small “Z” metal letters that make up the grating. New air intakes in the hood add style to the already contoured front end, while an LED light strip set into the matte surface above the headlights gives the front end a premium look. Other noteworthy exterior features include the 19-inch light-alloy wheels with five-spoke design and brilliant grey paint meant to look like liquid metal.
The interior gets black and brown leather, embroidered seats and contrasting stitching. Sweeping horizontal lines along the inside of the doors and a full-length center console are also fitted inside the roadster.