Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Car Pictures' started by TOXA, Feb 23, 2008.
Is that a black one? Newport Convertible Engineering also made a Vanquish conversion.
Do you have any info on the Zagato museum? <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/amazed.gif"></A>
CANTO!? I've never seen pictures of that! WOW.
1927 Mille Miglia Winner!
Alfa Romeo 1500 RL SS Zagato driven by Count Brilli Peri.
Ferrari 250GT Zagato Berlinetta
Ferrari 250GT Zagato Competizione
Ferrari 250GT Zagato Coupe Corsa
Ferrari 250GT Zagato Lusso
Ferrari 250GT Zagato Prototipo
This project has been code named L147. Production was going to be limited to 400 units.
The L147 has been scrapped and will nto be produced.
It was designed by Zagato.
The Canto prototype was an exercise to study the potential designs for supercar replacements. Various versions of the Canto were shown to the president of the Lamborghini company but unfortunately, was not deemed acceptable to carry the Lamborghini name and enter into production. The company responsible for creating the designs was the famous coachbuilding factory, Zagato.
The proposed engine was a 6.0 liter, V-12 engine producing 640 horsepower. If it would have entered into production, the engine would have been slightly detuned to 610 horsepower. This way the factory could have maintained the similar maintenance schedule used for the 530 horsepower Diablo models. The target weight for the canto was to be around 2200 pounds. A semi-automatic six-speed shifter by Valeo with steering-wheel based buttons was proposed to drive the engine and power the rear wheels.
The plans called to debut the Canto at the Geneva Auto Show but due to financial uncertainties and unable to meet the 2200 pound requirement, the Canto project slipped farther away from production.2002 Lamborghini Diablo Canto - L147
Model Diablo Canto - L147
Engine Location Mid
Drive Type AWD
0-60 mph 3.5 seconds.
Top Speed 205 mph | 329.8 km/h Similar top speeds
Engine Configuration V
Displacement 6.00 L | 366.1 cu in. | 6000.4 cc.
Horsepower 660.00 HP (485.8 KW)
HP / Liter 110.0 BHP / Liter
no it was designed by Marcello Gandini and finalized by Romano Artioli.
Here are some of a Fiat 8V Zagato that I took a couple years ago.
This one is an Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ.
I know I have more Zagato stuff, but not that I can get at right now.
Thanks Richard and SupraMan. Was the 1927 Alfa their first design, or was there earlier stuff?
they made a Bugatti Type 44, I believe.
In the mid-1950s, Alfa's Giulietta was facing serious competition in the under-1500 cc classes of international racing. OSCA and Porsche were advancing very rapidly, and were taking titles that had previously been Alfa's stock in trade with the 1300cc Giulietta twin-cam engine.
Even after Alfa began producing their own lightweight Sprints (which used alloy panels and plexiglass side windows to reduce weight), the built-for-racing Porsche Spyders and Carrera coupes (which used the Porsche twin cam engine, not the standard pushrod from the 356) and OSCA sports-racers were still more than a match for the production-based Giuliettas.
So Alfa returned to the source of so many of their prewar successes: the house of Zagato. They contracted with this Milanese coachbuilder to produce ligher and more aerodynamic coupes with which to take the battle to their opposition.
While never dominant, the Sprint Zagatos were at least competitive. But competitiveness came at a cost; these cars were very expensive to build, because of the handwork involved in constructing the alloy panels.
The early Sprint Zagato (or SZ) had a short, rounded tail, not entirely unlike the Porsche 356. But as Zagato started to study the works of Dr. Wunibald Kamm, they realized that for longer-distance events (in particular, the 24 Hours of Le Mans), or more specifically events with long, long straightaways (like Les Hunaudieres, over four miles in those days), the Kamm tail could provide a performance advantage. So they produced this SZ, which had the first of the Zagato "coda tronca" body styles for Alfa Romeo.
1970 Cadillac NART
Body Style Coupe
Engine Location Mid
Drive Type Rear Wheel
Body Designer Luigi Chinetti Jr.
Coach Work Zagato
Chassis / Engine Numbers Shown
Chassis Number 1486238
Engine Configuration V
Hydraulic valve lifters
Displacement 500.00 CU IN. | 8195 cc. | 8.2 L.
Horsepower 400.00 BHP (294.4 KW) @ 4400.00 RPM
HP / Liter 48.8 BHP / Liter
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Main Bearings 5
Fuel Type Gasoline - Petrol
Fuel Feed Carburetor
Rochester Quadrajet 4-barrel Model 4MV
Look at the Canto's headlights. Did they inspire the ones on the Pagani Zonda? I wasn't aware the Canto was intended for limited production. I remember it being the Diablo replacement, and when Audi bought the company they weren't impressed with it. The significantly different Murcielago was the result of that. I'm not trying to refute your info, I'm just saying what I remember from the time.
Some more Zagato goodies in that thread too, just chose one of the excellent posts.
I got all excited to own you and link the car on your own website here but it's not even here, wtf!
You should try your hand at the new car submission page (link inside suggestions forum), and add this car since it's not on yet.
And add alot more since you seem to have some awesome pics/info <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
the only good looking Zagato there is