Zagato, the well-known Milan-based design house, delivered its first Iso Rivolta GTZ to its new owner, according to Carscoops. The car harkens back to the Iso Rivolta A3 that was first revealed in 1963. That car won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1964 and 1965.
This new car takes the design cues from the classic, and in very obvious ways. The car looks downright vintage from some angles, though it is a modern machine.
The bodywork is made of carbon fiber. This helps keep the weight down and keeps the sleek overall design that Zagato wanted. There’s also some heritage here. The Italian styling is paired with some good old American power, thanks to a Chevrolet 6.2-liter LT4 supercharged V8. That engine is rated at 651 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.
The transmission is an automatic one, but Zagato has not released the details. It is likely, however, that the car has the same one as is in the C7 Corvette Z06 (from which the engine was taken). That transmission is an 8-speed GM 8L90 automatic. The Iso Rivolta GTZ can do a 0-62 mph sprint in 3.7 seconds. It has a top speed of 195 mph.
Zagato will make only 19 examples of the car. This very first one was painted Monza Green, and it looks absolutely fantastic. Nine of the 19 that will be made have been bought, so you can still buy one if you please.Contact Zagato for details.