Zagato Mostro powered by Maserati Production Limited to 5 Units

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If you’re into old school Italian metal, chances are you are aware of the 1957 Maserati 450S Costin Zagato Coupe and its marvelous styling. A thoroughbred racing car turned grand tourer, chassis #4501 and Stirling Moss were a great team back in the 1950s.
Based on the racing pedigree and bewitching lines of the 450S Costin Zagato Coupe, the Italian marque and similarly Italian coachbuilder joined hands yet again to create a venerable successor to the veteran 450S.

The jaw-droppingly gorgeous Zagato Mostro powered by Maserati is the latest creation of Zagato’s “Iconic decade,” whatever that means. Don’t try to look for a meaning to those words because it’s a typically Italian thing.

Slated to premiere at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, this partnership between Zagato and Maserati will spawn 5 examples of the Mostro breed, all of them already spoken for.

Developed to celebrate the centenary of the House of the Trident, all Zagato Mostro units will be delivered before December 2015, at the end of the automaker’s anniversary year and just in time for Christmas Eve.

A track-only machine with monstrous (no pun intended) performance, the two-seater super GT uses a carbon fiber chassis coupled to a mid-structure made of steel tubes and a subframe that sustains the fuel tank, rear suspension, transmission and exhaust. The body shell of the Italian GT is 100% carbon fiber.

Animated by a central-front mounted Maserati V8 with dry-sump lubrication, the Zagato Mostro’s naturally aspirated tower-of-unspecified-power is mated to a semi-automatic six-speed transmission.

Chassis-wise, the 19-inch alloy wheels hide a track-focused pushrod suspension. If you're remotely curious about the pricing of this thing, tough luck with that. Told you this is how the cookie crumbles in Italy.

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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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