Zagato Teases Mysterious AGTZ Twin Tail

The Italian design house is collaborating with a Polish supercar dealer in homage to “a forgotten Le Mans icon”
Zagato AGTZ Twin Tail - teaser
Zagato AGTZ Twin Tail - teaser

It’s always exciting when we hear about a new Zagato product, because of all the big Italian design houses, it’s always been the one that’s least afraid to be a bit weird - just look at the Nissan Autech Stelvio or the Lancia Hyena to see what we mean.

That doesn’t mean it isn’t also capable of things of immense beauty (quite often, the two go hand in hand). Now, the Milan-based carrozzeria is teasing its latest creation, and we can’t wait to see what it looks like.

Dubbed the AGTZ Twin Tail, the car is a collaboration with Polish supercar dealer La Squadra, which distributes cars from Ferrari, Maserati, Alpine, Bugatti, Pagani and Koenigsegg. Zagato says it “pays homage to a forgotten Le Mans icon”.

The Panhard LM64, the possible inspiration for the AGTZ Twin Tail
The Panhard LM64, the possible inspiration for the AGTZ Twin Tail

All we have so far is a very soft-focus teaser showing something low-slung and bright blue, and a reveal date of 21 February. These scant details, however, do give us some clues as to what the car might be.

Once upon a time, there was a little French car called the Panhard CD, a tiny front-wheel drive coupe powered by an 848cc flat-twin engine and designed to be as light and aero-efficient as possible.

Alpine A110 - front
Alpine A110 - front

At the 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans, Panhard entered a supercharged racing version of the CD called the LM64. A trailblazing car with a drag coefficient of just 0.12, it was painted French racing blue and had a pair of highly distinctive fins on the rear - twin tails, if you will. See what we’re getting at here?

As for what this new Zagato creation will be based on? Well, one of those manufacturers distributed by La Squadra is French, builds petite, lightweight sports cars and has a name that might just make up the ‘A’ in the AGTZ’s name. Could this be a wild throwback reworking of the Alpine A110?

Of course, this is all just speculation and we could be massively wide of the mark here, but we have a bit of a hunch. All will be revealed on 21 February.


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