Legendary coachbuilder Zagato will pay tribute to long-time collaborator Maserati with a special new concept this weekend.
Set to debut at the prestigious Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Italy, the new Mostro concept will honour the specialised 1957 Maserati 450S Costin Zagao Coupe raced by Sir Stirling Moss at Le Mans.
The special Zagato was known as ‘il Mostro’ for its monstrous power, and legend says it remained the world’s most powerful front-engined racer into the 1990s.
As modern interpretations of historic cars do, the new Mostro is sleeker than its forebear, rolling on larger wheels and boasting a more streamlined shape. There can be no doubting, however, that the two are related.
The new Mostro is built around a carbon monocoque, with a steel tube mid-structure and subframe for the mechanicals.
Power is provided by a naturally-aspirated Maserati V8 matched to a semi-auto six-speed shifter. Power and performance figures have not been released.
Zagato has confirmed it will build five examples of the Mostro for customers, and - put the cheque book away - all five are already spoken for.
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