Legendary coachbuilder Zagato revealed this past weekend a limited edition car called the “Mostro powered by Maserati.” With only five of these cars produced, all of which are already spoken for, the creation celebrates both 100 years of Maserati and a famous racing car predecessor: the 1957 450 S Zagato Coupe raced by Sir Stirling Moss at Le Mans.
Harkening back to a time when designs were much simpler and elegant, the Mostro has a slightly retro look with curvaceous styling that mimics the original 450 S racer. The sleek sports coupe also has modern design features such as a long hood, a fixed rear wing, and scissor-doors that open in a forward and upward direction.
Zagato was light on specifics but confirmed the model has a carbon fiber body, a carbon fiber MonoCell and a tubular steel mid-structure. The car also has a front-mid mounted V8 engine with dry-sump lubrication and a customizable engine management system. There’s no word on performance specifications but the engine is connected to a six-speed semi-automatic transmission.
Zagato has been collaborating with automotive brands since 1919 and their notable list includes Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and Mercedes. Attendees of the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este near Lake Como were privileged to preview the Zagato Mostro powered by Maserati in person before it goes into limited production for those private buyers.