Zagato’s design concept for this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is an homage to Maserati and its 100th anniversary. Called Zagato Maserati Mostro, this amazing exotica is inspired by 1957 Maserati 450 S, also a work of Zagato design house.
As such, Zagato Maserati Mostro boasts a deliciously retro look with many cues borrowed directly from other Zagato one-offs. The whole thing is excessively curvy, from the wings, to the bonnet, the passenger cell, and of course, those hips. Not sure about the aerodynamic efficiency of such shape, but it sure is pretty cool.
Despite its decidedly retro looks, Zagato Maserati Mostro is a modern beast featuring a carbon fiber MonoCell mixed with a tubular steel chassis and carbon fiber body panels. Power comes from a front-mid-mounted V8 engine, most likely from the Gran Turismo, mated to a six-speed sequential transmission.
Most Zagato concepts start life as a one-off but then people see it and want it and make the firm to produce it in limited numbers. So this time Zagato decided not to dilly dally around and announced they are making five units of the Mostro. Sadly, they are all pre-sold.