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Zagato Mostro Barchetta

Zagato Mostro Barchetta Is Limited To 5 Examples But Offers The Choice Of A V6 Or V8 Engine

The V6 may be faster, but the V8 sounds better.

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Italian coachbuilder Zagato has unveiled its latest four-wheeled rolling sculpture, the Zagato Mostro Barchetta. This new car is powered by Maserati and bears a striking resemblance to the 2015 Zagato Mostro. The retro-inspired design of both vehicles comes from the 1957 Maserati 450S Coupe Zagato. While the new Zagato Mostro Barchetta shares a lot of the same sheet metal as the seven-year-old Mostro, it offers a choice of drivetrains and ditches the roof.

Now topless, the Zagato Mostro Barchetta features a redesigned rear deck. The rear profile of the vehicle is the most dramatic, with heavily arched fenders that give the sports car the dimensions of an arm ending with a closed fist. Although production is limited to only five examples, buyers can option their exclusive Maserati Zagato with a V8 or V6 engine. The V8 option is Maserati’s naturally aspirated 4.2-liter making 414-hp, while the V6 is from the new MC20 featuring twin-turbos and 621-hp. However, we would recommend the V8 for its soundtrack alone.

The car’s weight distribution is 50/50 thanks to its front-midship mounted engine. In addition, its carbon-fiber MonoCell chassis helps keep the curb weight down to 2,646 pounds. The Zagato Mostro Barchetta features front and rear double-wishbone suspension with adjustable shocks. Its single-nut 19-inch alloy wheels hide a set of Ap Racing disc brakes. Zagato plans on displaying the first Mostro Barchetta at the Villa d’Este for an undisclosed time before delivering it to the owner. As for the other four examples, they have assigned owners from Zagato’s collectors client list.

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Zagato Mostro Barchetta

Zagato Mostro Barchetta

  • Engine: 4.2-liter V8 (Optional)
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual sequential
  • Max Power: 414-HP
  • Curb Weight: 2,646-lbs.