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Zagato delivers the Iso Rivolta GTZ, the tribute to the iconic A3 model

The Milanese Atelier delivered the first Iso Rivolta GTZ.
The design of this new Gran Turismo is inspired by the A3 model presented by Iso Rivolta in 1963 and has become a sporting icon, thanks to its class victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1964 and 1965, but also a lifestyle icon, in the “berlinetta stradale” version delivered – among others – to the French actor and singer Johnny Halliday, the stage name of
Jean-Philippe Smet.

While the Hypercar Vision GT – requested in 2017 by Sony for the market-leading video game “Gran Turismo” – intended to reintroduce the Iso Rivolta brand among over 100 million Playstation players, many of them Millennials, the GTZ intends to awake the passion of collectors. The famous American designer Mike Robinson described the A3 line as a forerunner of some of the most beautiful and significant models of the following years, like the 1966 Lamborghini Miura and the 1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale.

Limited to just 19 units and designed with a Neoclassical approach, the GTZ underneath is a Corvette Z06, therefore it has an American “heart” and an Italian style thank to Zagato body. After its world premiere in June with the “Concours Virtual 2020”, the first virtual exhibition in history, organised by Hot House Media, here is the delivery of the first GTZ, in Monza Green.

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A car capable of combining design and performance. The bodywork is composed of just two main elements made of carbon fibre to contain the weight and ensure a sculptural, uninterrupted, design. The Iso Rivolta GTZ has been conceived to be a high performance car but at the same time intuitive. The aim is to provide unique driving pleasure for both everyday use and when the wish to hit the gas comes out, to enjoy the 660HP and 881Nm of torque. The engine is the Corvette V8 LT4 6.2-litre supercharged, capable of reaching 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds and 315 Km/h.

Prior to delivery of the first car in Lucerne, 9 out of 19 multiples had already been ordered.

No one better than Marella Rivolta can describe her brand and this project: “The GTZ was born as a tribute to my grandfather Renzo – who I never knew having missed before I was born and from which, in the family, they say I inherited its temperament, and so I hope his qualities. He was passionate about racing first, in motorboating and then in motorbikes, and a car like the A3 to race at La Mans reflected his passion. So this first project has a lot of heart, hoping to have made him proud of me!”

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Automobili Pininfarina, the pinnacle of Italian luxury automotive design, has unveiled the Battista Cinquantacinque, a hyper GT paying homage to the timeless elegance of the 1955 Lancia Florida. This one-of-a-kind masterpiece blends cutting-edge technology with the spirit of classic Italian design, capturing the essence of automotive history.

Named “Cinquantacinque,” meaning 55 in Italian, the car’s moniker pays homage to the legendary Pininfarina-designed classic car. The Battista Cinquantacinque proudly showcases the iconic Blu Savoia Gloss bodywork and a contrasting Bianco Sestriere Gloss roof, inspired by the original Lancia Florida show car.

The Lancia Florida, created by Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina, served as a muse for the creation of the Battista Cinquantacinque. Farina, the visionary behind the classic model, also lent his name to the fastest and most powerful Italian road car, the Battista.

The exterior of the Battista Cinquantacinque features flawless Blu Savoia Gloss paint, complemented by a Bianco Sestriere Gloss roof and Brushed Anodised jewelry pack. Inside, the bespoke Mahagoni Poltrona Frau Heritage Leather upholstery exudes luxury and sophistication.

Each Battista Cinquantacinque bears unique inscriptions, including the signature ‘Cinquantacinque 55’ on the passenger door plate and the underside of the active rear wing, signifying its heritage and provenance.

Underneath its exquisite exterior lies a powerful heart—a 1,900hp electric powertrain propelled by four independent motors and a 120 kWh lithium-ion battery. With staggering performance figures like 0-100 kph in 1.86 seconds and a driving range of up to 476 km, the Battista Cinquantacinque promises an exhilarating driving experience.

Dave Amantea, Chief Design Officer at Automobili Pininfarina, expressed his excitement, stating, “This was a truly special and unique opportunity to design a car that pays homage to Pininfarina SpA’s heritage.” Amantea highlighted the significance of the Lancia Florida’s influence on both the Battista Cinquantacinque and the PURA Vision design concept, setting the stage for future Automobili Pininfarina models.

The Battista Cinquantacinque will make its debut in Tokyo, Japan, alongside retail partner SKY GROUP, marking Automobili Pininfarina’s global expansion. Clients in the region will experience the brand’s promise of ‘Dream Cars. Made Real.’ firsthand, with each hand-crafted vehicle tailored to reflect the personality of its owner.

Automobili Pininfarina’s dedication to crafting bespoke masterpieces ensures that each vehicle leaving the Atelier facility in Cambiano is a unique expression of luxury and automotive excellence, rooted in Italian heritage and innovation.