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Introducing the BMW Zagato Roadster

Barely three months since the BMW Zagato Coupé was shown at Italy’s Villa d’Este Concours d’elegance, BMW and Zagato have created another variant based on the same chassis for the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

BMW Zagato Coupé revealed at Villa d’Este

BMW and Zagato have collaborated on a stylish new coupé which will premiere at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Although purely a one-off, the last car Zagato created for Villa d’Este was the Aston Martin V12 Zagato, which enters production later this year.

Geneva Watch: De Tomaso SLS – the Italian for BMW 5 GT

When you hear that Italian car maker De Tomaso is back after a 7 year absence, you’d be forgiven for getting excited by the prospect – after all this is the same marque that gave us the Pantera GTS, a direct competitor in its time to Lamborghini’s Countach. But I’ve felt almost embarrassed to publish the story, less I betray the disappointment that surfaces every time I see pictures of the sensible looking De Tomaso SLS. It’s just not a De Tomaso though, is it?

PERSPECTIVE: What’s in a Name?

“When you talk, you sound like Super Mario on our Nintendo game,” my children tease.

“Do I?” “Yes. It’s funny.”

Doesn’t the Italian language and/or the Italian accent sound… unusual, to the Brits? Exotic, perhaps? Sexy, even?

Alfa MiTo – Son of Sud Feature

Richard Meaden drives the new Alfa MiTo at its launch in Italy. Take a look and tell us what you think of the new…