- One of only nine examples of the GTZ Nibbio crafted with bespoke carbon fibre bodywork by Zagato
- Commissioned at a cost of €750,000
- Powered by a 6.0-litre V-12 developing 612 horsepower
Wearing bespoke carbon fibre bodywork by Zagato, this stunning GTZ Nibbio is one of just nine to be restyled by the famous Italian coachbuilder. The current owner commissioned the build in GTZ specification after buying the vehicle in 2015. The work was completed in late-2016, the final bill of no less than €750,000 reflecting the painstaking levels of craftsmanship involved in creating this extraordinary machine. Such was the level of detail that the bespoke Liquid Black colour took Zagato, with input from the consignor, six months to develop.
Chassis 00164839 was initially constructed in November 2008 wearing standard Pininfarina bodywork. With its 6.0-litre V-12, it was good for a phenomenal 612 horsepower and 448 lb ft of torque, capable of reaching 100 km/h in a scant 3.7 seconds. Its top speed exceeded a frightening 330 km/h. State-of-the-art ceramic brakes meant that deceleration was equally eye-opening, while clever aerodynamics, semi-active dampers and sophisticated traction control were among the features that endowed the car with the very finest road manners.
While being crafted by Zagato, the structural elements of the original car’s design remained unchanged, yet the bespoke GTZ is awash with clever detailing that pays tribute to its illustrious coach-built forebears. The characteristic Zagato “double-bubble” roof is a key feature as the Nibbio wears its heritage with pride, yet remains an utterly usable high-performance gran turismo for the modern age. Its attractive tan leather interior, finished in a quilted pattern on the seats and around the footwell, combines with the numerous applications of carbon trim and modern switchgear as a reminder that this car belies its age. At the time of cataloguing, the odometer reads 32,081 km. A stunning car that relives the golden age of coach-built thoroughbreds, this remarkable GTZ Nibbio has seen little use since conversion and would make an outstanding addition to any serious collection.