BMW and Italian design studio Zagato have gotten together yet again to develop another model — a roadster (convertible) variant of the Zagato Coupe Concept that was unveiled earlier in Italy. True to form, the Zagato Roadster Concept looks very much like the Coupe with its top off.
Like the Coupe, the Roadster is based on the BMW Z4, but while the Z4 roadster has a folding hard top, it gets a soft cover that still features Zagato’s trademark double bubble roof domes. A pair of roll bars has been incorporated into the car’s construction for additional protection.
Other highlights that distinguish it from the coupe include a lower-slung rear end and an additional line which forges a visual connection between the sill and the rear apron. The interior, however, remains unchanged.
“Our success in finishing the car in such a short space of time shows what is possible when two successful companies pool their resources,” says Andrea Zagato. “BMW is a high-achieving carmaker boasting a vast well of knowledge and technical capability in this area. When you combine that with our expertise in the creation of micro-series, everything is in place to produce a beautiful model like the BMW Zagato Roadster in double-quick time,” he added.