2009 Perana Z-One
Zagato is launching an exciting World Premiere on the occasion of the 2009 Geneva Motor Show: the Perana Z-One (Zee-One).
The sports car Perana Z-One signals the first collaboration of the Milanese Coachbuilders with a South African Vehicle Manufacturer: Perana Performance Group.
The Perana project is the result of Zagato’s 9 decade-long expertise in constructing fully functioning running concepts.
Virtual reality development has been integrated from inception, effectively eliminating the need for the traditional styling model and enabling the prototype to be completed in less than 4 months by the South African team.
The combination of functionalism, lightness and aerodynamic was encapsulated in the Perana Z-one’s uncomplicated flowing lines, lightweight construction methods and to a return to purist racing traditions where driver input reigns supreme.
All this, integrated into a modern aesthetically charming package that advances the boundaries of contemporary design execution, makes the Perana Z-One breathtaking.
The Perana Z-One is defined by its particularly aggressive front and the sculpted sides that rise over the rear wheel arch that, along with stylish interior appointments, contributes to the overall feel of speed and fluency.
Following in the footsteps of Zagato’s long tradition of memorable show cars, the Perana Z-One is no mere dream car, but a thoroughly practical and feasible production proposition that is expected to be available for sale to discerning European buyers by July 2009.
The Zagato Design Centre has styled the Perana Z-one to ensure it is built as a limited series production car. Sales will be limited to 999 cars per annum within Europe to assure exclusivity and to commemorate the 90 years of Zagato design.
Complying with Euro 4 emission legislation, this value proposition is expected to be launched at the introductory price of under 50.000 Euros, excluding taxes – an offer that becomes the new benchmark.
From the innovative tubular and box section chassis to the exciting interior styling, the Perana Z-One is a concentration of advanced design and engineering. Fully certifiable for the road, this ultra high–performance, front engined sports coupé uses a powerful 6.2 litre V8 engine that drives the rear wheels. This genuine 2-seater coupé, enjoys the benefits of almost 50/50 weight distribution allowing for exhilarating, balanced and predictable road manners.
Story by SZ Design Zagato
|type||Series Production Car|
|released at||2009 Geneva Motor Show|
|engine||GM LS3 V8|
|valve train||OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl|
|fuel feed||Electric Sequential Injection|
|displacement||6162 cc / 376.03 in³|
|bore||103.25 mm / 4.1 in|
|stroke||92 mm / 3.6 in|
|power||328.1 kw / 440 bhp @ 5900 rpm|
|specific output||71.41 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||368.2 bhp per tonne|
|torque||583 nm / 430 ft lbs @ 4600 rpm|
|body / frame||Vinyl-Ester/Glass Composite Body over Steel Tube Space Frame|
|driven wheels||RWD w/ZF Limited Slip|
|front brakes||275/35 ZR18 Michelin PS2|
|rear brakes||345/30 ZR19 Michelin PS2|
|front wheels||F 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18 x 10 in|
|rear wheels||R 48.3 x 30.5 cm / 19 x 12 in|
|f suspension||Unequal A-Arms w/Eibach Springs, Bilstein Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar|
|r suspension||Unequal A-Arms w/Eibach Springs, Bilstein Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar|
|curb weight||1195 kg / 2634.97 lbs|
|weight distro||50 % / 50 %|
|wheelbase||2540 mm / 100 in|
|front track||1627 mm / 64.1 in|
|rear track||1570 mm / 61.8 in|
|length||4406 mm / 173.5 in|
|width||1233 mm / 48.5 in|
|height||1924 mm / 75.7 in|
|0 – 60 mph||~3.9 seconds|
|fuel capacity||85 litres or 22.44 gal.|