Milan-based design house and coachbuilder Zagato has delivered the very first Iso Rivolta GTZ.
The coachbuilt sports car draws inspiration from the iconic Iso Rivolta A3 unveiled in 1963. That car became a sporting icon by winning its class twice at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1964 and 1965, as well as a lifestyle icon in the “berlinetta stradale” version.
The A3’s elegant, flowing styling went on to influence some of the most beautiful and significant models of the following years, including the 1966 Lamborghini Miura and the 1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale.
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The modern-day Iso Rivolta GTZ is an attempt to bring that classic design into the 21st century by adopting a neoclassical approach. The bodywork consists of just two main elements made of carbon fiber to keep the weight down and ensure a sculptural, uninterrupted design.
The GTZ also continues Iso’s tradition of combining Italian styling with American powertrains, as it is powered by a stock Corvette Z06 engine. That would be the 6.2-liter LT4 supercharged V8 that’s rated at 660 PS (651 HP) and 881 Nm (650 lb-ft) of torque.
As a result, the Iso Rivolta GTZ is a mighty fast machine, accelerating from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds and hitting a top speed of 315 km/h (195 mph). Zagato doesn’t provide details about the transmission, but the C7 Corvette Z06 offered the choice of a 7-speed Tremec TR-6070 manual or 8-speed GM 8L90 automatic.
Targeting passionate car collectors, the GTZ is limited to just 19 examples. The first unit you see here, finished in Monza Green, has been delivered in Lucerne, Switzerland. So far, 9 units have already been ordered with 10 still up for grabs.