Perena Z-One by Zagato to finally enter production

May 16th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

Zagato has been one busy Italian design house in recent times with new and upcoming models like its smoking hot TZ3 Stradale, and the much anticipated work it’s doing with Aston Martin.

Now, it would appear that another sexy Zagato-bodied sports car can is set to join the party. If the reports are to be believed the Perena Z-One concept is now ready for production and UK delivers will commence later this year.

The Z-One is a dead set stunner and car enthusiasts may recall it debuted back in March 2009 at the Geneva Motor Show. It was a stand out concept at the show, but has since fallen off the radar. Apparently, the custom chassis on the Z-One has been set up by Lee Noble – the man behind a variety of cottage-industry sportscars wearing names like Ultima, Ascari, Rosion, Fenix and, naturally, the Noble brand itself. The Perena Z-One will be powered by a 442-hp GM LS3 V8 and with that sort of motor, performance will be brisk.

Expect more details to be released shortly.

Zagato Perana Z-One ready for Geneva

February 24th, 2009 by Darren Cottingham

Zagato Z-One rq

It seems that the upcoming Geneva Motor Show will be showing little regard for the whole global recession, as many automakers are using the Swiss show to debut exciting and expensive new vehicles and concepts.

Zagato popped up yesterday with its own surprise, the Perana Z-One. The Italian design company has partnered up with South Africa’s Perana Performance Group to build the Perana Z-One, of which 999 units will be produced.

A price hasn’t been announced yet, but it won’t be cheap, other specifications have been finalised. The Perana Z-One will be powered by a 6.2L LS3 V8 from GM producing at least 440 horsepower and a 0-100kph time for the car of less than four seconds. That icon of American mechanical engineering will be bodied in a sleek coupe shape that blends Italian flare with some sinister Shelby Cobra styling cues and a dash of Aston Martin aesthetic.

All that’s been released so far are these high-resolution renderings but more images and information will come from the Geneva Auto Show early next month.