Following BMW’s striking BMW Zagato Coupe concept at the Villa d’Este Concours in May, the Bavarian marque has now unveiled a one-off roadster version at the 2012 Concours d’Elegance.
Based on the BMW Z4 sDrive35iS drivetrain, power for the new roadster (and preceding coupe model) is derived from BMW’s turbocharged 3.0-lite, six-cylinder engine. It receives increased boost pressure, an altered exhaust system and modifications that increase power from 335bhp in standard guise to 400bhp.
Designed and hand-built in just six weeks, the new roadster variant shares much of the coupe’s detailing. These include its sculpted bonnet with integrated cooling ducts and low-set kidney grille with z-design grating.
Also akin to the coupe concept is the roadster’s bumper and 19-inch alloy wheel design, plus prominent cooling ducts in each front wheel arch.
At its rear, Zagato has given the roadster a slightly revised version of the coupe’s bumper and tweaked the design of the model’s twin exhaust pipes.
To mirror the coupe’s twin-dome roof – a Zagato hallmark – the roadster’s soft top roof cover features the double bubble theme.