Five examples of Zagato's new Mostro will be made to celebrate Maserati's 100th anniversary

Italian design house Zagato has revealed plans to unveil its new Maserati Mostro at the Villa d’Este Concours d’Eleganza later this month.

The Mostro, which has been created to celebrate Maserati’s centenary, is a direct homage to the Maserati 450S Coupé Zagato, designed in 1957 and raced at the Le Mans 24 Hours by Sir Stirling Moss.

Described as being created “for pure racing mechanics”, the Mostro coupé features a Ferrari-Maserati 4.2-litre V8 engine under its bonnet and a carbonfibre monocell construction. The car’s bodywork is made entirely of carbonfibre.

Power is sent via a six-speed automated manual transmission. The Mostro has double wishbone suspension front and rear, and sits on 19in alloy wheels. Although designed primarily for the track, Autocar understands the Mostro remains road legal.

Just five examples of the Mostro will be made, with each having already been sold. All examples will be with customers by the end of the year.

In 2013, Zagato partnered with Aston Martin to celebrate the firm's centenary, revealing the DB9 Spider Zagato Centennial and DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial in July of that year. In May 2014, the company revealed a Zagato-bodied version of the Lamborghini Gallardo, a one-off special which received the approval of both Lamborghini and Volkswagen.

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Zagato's most recent creation, the Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato, was revealed in September last year.

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22 May 2015
...a gull wing Alfa 8c then? Okay, maybe that's a little unkind to the designer - gotta love the 8c though, I don't think I've set eyes on any metal as beautiful as that since it first hit the streets.

22 May 2015
Watched a video of one of these the other day on twitter, sounds superb. And much better looking than the gopping original.


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22 May 2015
....still rather have an 8C!

22 May 2015
Is this a completely bespoke item or is it's underpinnings based on an existing chassis? It's not instantly lovable to my eyes, I think a change of wheel design cold make a big difference though

23 May 2015
must have liked the disco volante, this is interesting but the disco was better.

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