New Zagato Mostro pays homage to 1950s Maserati

Italian design house Zagato is famed for styling some of the world prettiest and most exotic models, and it hasn’t disappointed with its latest effort. The Mostro is a limited-edition, coachbuilt model built to pay tribute to 1957 Maserati 450 S Zagato ‘Monster’.

The Mostro will make its debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy. It features carbon-fibre bodywork and a lightweight “MonoCell” carbon-fibre tub chassis, much like the one you’ll find in any of Mclaren‘s current supercars. Steel tubing is used to enclose the cockpit.

Under that svelte front-end sits a dry-sump Maserati-sourced V8 engine. There are no details on power yet, although Zagato has made reference to the 400bhp of the original fifties racer, known as “il Mostro” for its monstrous performance. It connects to a six-speed semi-automatic gearbox at the back powering the rear wheels.

It’s clear that the dramatic long bonnet and shapely rear poses a considerable effort for Zagato’s coachbuilders, as only five will be made. And there’s no point in us speculating a price, as every example has been sold to established Zagato collectors.

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