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Zagato's latest Italian design flair is the Maserati Mostro unveiled at the recent Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este.
Zagato, responsible for other specials like the 2010 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa and the TZ3 Stradale, has built the Mostro to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Maserati and it is said to honour also one of the most iconic racing cars in the history of the Tridente: the Maserati 450 S Coupe Zagato "Monster."
The "Monster" was designed in 1957 with Frank Costin, a specialist in aerodynamics, and coachbuilt in Milan for the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the request of Sir Stirling Moss.
Only five examples of the Mostro, which is designed for the track but "ready for street homologation", will be made and each has already been assigned to selected Zagato car collectors.
Deliveries will be completed before December 2015, at the end of Maserati's anniversary year. The price is unlikely to be revealed but Autoblog.com reported that none of the cars exceed US$1 million.
The chassis of the Mostro is a MonoCell of carbon fibre coupled to a mid-structure of steel tubes. Made in Italy, the bodywork is entirely carbon fibre, with a central/front-mounted Maserati V8.
To watch the video of the unveiling and see more photos, please click here.