Pebble Beach is nothing if not a celebration of beauty, so it’s fitting that the BMW Zagato Roadster has made its official debut there during the Concours d’Elegance this weekend.
In just six weeks, BMW and Zagato planned and built the stunning convertible from design to debut, based on the BMW Zagato Coupe that came out in May. The design combines the current look of the BMW Z4 and emboldens it with more muscular features and stunning accents like larger front intakes and curvy hips. Zagato also managed to throw in a few homages to their own rich history, such as the dynamic side profile and Z grille.
There are plenty of other minute details that all come together to perfect the whole package, from black A-pillars and lightly matted alloy wheels to an interior strip of brown leather and low-slung rear.
BMW provided no details of the engine, transmission or other mechanical components that would actually make the vehicle, you know, move. Because when a car boasts a design as bold as this, who really cares what’s under that elegant skin? This is automotive art, a rolling Warhol, meant not to drive but to admire, and Zagato is the perfect design firm for the job with their background in creating innovative designs for nearly 100 years.
BMW does not plan to put the car into production, but it could hint at future versions of the Z4 and other roadster models with striking muscles to complement the company’s legendary performance.