MOSTRA "Zagato 100 ANNI"

Bruxelles, Autoworld, Dicembre 2019

Si e' chiusa oggi (1/12/2019) la mostra "Carrozzeria Zagato 100 years", che ha tenuto banco per alcune settimane al museo "Autoworld" di Bruxelles. La descrizione ufficiale sulla pagina dell'evento.

I modelli esposti non erano moltissimi, anche se alcuni veramente interessanti, fra le quali segnaliamo:

Alfa Romeo 6C1750 GS 4e Serie 1930 it was Enzo Ferrari, at that time working at Alfa's race division who in 1923 convinced Vittorio Jano (Engineer with FIAT) to come over and jain Alfa He developed the fabulous P2 race mechine and the 6C1500, the production model that was derived from it. In 1929 it was succeeded by the 6C1750 GS with twin overhead camshaft and 85 bhp, the first with a classic open coachwork with two seats produced by Zagato This model pre-eminently associated with the pre-war sporty Alfa cars

Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Zagato 5a Serie 1932 was aimed at the wealthy Gentleman drivers of the 30's. It was a true sports car, that combined its own light weight with brilliant performances for its days, resulting in numerous sporting successes. This car with unique V-shaped bonnet design and sunken foldaway hood was bought new by Angelo Parodi, the boss of Moto Guzzi. This rar competed in the Mille Miglia of 1933 and 34. The present owner acquired the car in 1994. The car eves though it was restored in the '90s, has been well preserved and remains in exceptional original conditions.

Alfa Romeo TZ1 1963 (descrizione da Wikipedia) La prima versione della "TZ" è spesso chiamata impropriamente "TZ1", per distinguerla dalla successiva "TZ2". Progettata in Alfa Romeo da Orazio Satta Puliga e Giuseppe Busso, la "TZ" è stata prodotta in collaborazione con l'Autodelta, che provvedeva all'elaborazione dei propulsori a all'assemblaggio, con la SAI Ambrosini, incaricata di realizzare i telai tubolari, e con la Zagato, incaricata di formare la carrozzeria con struttura tubolare, concettuale evoluzione della Giulietta SZ coda tronca.
Montava il motore bialbero Alfa Romeo con cilindrata di 1570 cm³ derivato da quello della Giulia TI a doppio albero a camme, alimentato con due carburatori orizzontali doppio corpo Weber da 45 DCOE erogava una potenza di 112 bhp (82 kW) a 6500 giri/minuto (nel modello stradale), che arrivarono fino a 160 bhp (118 kW) nelle versioni elaborate per le competizioni.
Il telaio era tubolare in acciaio al nickel-cromo con sezioni che variavano tra i 20 e i 30 mm dal peso di 62 kg, abbinato all'affidabile meccanica della Giulia, freni a disco sulle quattro ruote, cerchi ruota in lega di magnesio e sospensioni indipendenti, contenendo il peso in soli 660 kg, raggiungendo una velocità massima superiore a 215 km/h. La vettura fu progettata sia per l'uso stradale che per le competizioni. L'ultima versione montava un propulsore di 119 kW. Il motore fu installato nella scocca con lieve inclinazione a sinistra di 15° rispetto alla verticale, per massimizzare l'afflusso dell'aria di raffreddamento. Il profilo aerodinamico era innovativo; per incrementare le prestazioni si applicò un disegno a coda tronca, basandosi sugli studi aerodinamici di Wunibald Kamm (soluzione conosciuta anche come Kammback), e studiata in contemporanea anche da Zagato su alcune Giulietta SZ. Nella sua massima evoluzione, la "TZ" raggiungeva nella versione da corsa una velocità di circa 240 km/h.
Il modello debuttò nel novembre del 1963 al Tour de Corse: due vetture costrette al ritiro per incidente e rottura di un braccio della sospensione ma il primo successo non tardò ad arrivare. Il 24 novembre, sempre del 1963, all'Autodromo di Monza in una competizione organizzata dalla FISA, la TZ si impose, occupando i primi quattro posti nella categoria prototipi (nell'ordine: Bandini, Bussinello, Baghetti, Sanesi). Dopo l'omologazione vinse molte altre gare in Europa ed Nord America. Tra il 1963 ed il 1965 furono prodotti 112 esemplari che consentirono l'omologazione nella categoria Sport 1600.

Alfa Romeo SZ Coda Tonda 1960 based on the Giulietta; engine 4 cyl 1300 cc delivering 120 hp. 171 built between 1960 and 1962, still about 35 in existence. Exhibited was the #31, built on 13/08/1960 for racing driver Angelo Corio. It has continous history since new and it is still driven in historic races and rallies.

Aston Martin DB4 Zagato (Sanction 3) This model was presented at the London Motor Show in October 1960. Based on the DEB4GT bur foreseen of brilliant coachwork by the hand of Ercole Spada for account of Zagato Even though there were high expectations, there was a limited demand and finally a mere 19 original models were but in the meantime, this model has received iconic status, and original modeis fetch many millions. In 1987 Aston Martin built 4 "continuations (Sanction 2) on the correct chassis, and a few yeart later Zagato also built several, of which this is a model. One needs more than the fingers on one hand to count the number of unofficial replicas.

FIAT 750 Zagato Abarth 1958 with characteristic "double bubble" roof was presented in 1955. It called on the floor pan of the Fiat 600 and had 42 bhp available. This model existed in various variants, among which an "America" version for the U.S.A. A version with twin camshaft developing 57 bhp followed in 1958. A first series of 100 cars was sufficient for homologation in the GT Championship. The car was highly successful and worldwide won more than 700 races.

FIAT 8V Zagato #000062 in the livery of the 1956 Mille Miglia (51st overall) with Lumir L. Vesely at the wheel, who raced it in a number of other competitions such as 1955 MM (39th) and Coppa Inter Europa (18th). At the time it was registered MI 261062.

Zagato Zuma 1998 At the 1998 Brussels Motor Show Zagato presented a design based on that of an Audi A3, the Zuma, powered by a 1.91 TDI engine of that make. Unfortunately, at that time Audi was also busy with the development of their own sports coupé on the same base, the TT. With that, as far as Zagato is concerned, the car remains a unique model, but then fully functional. The odd family resemblance with the Lancia Hyena is no coincidence.

Autech Zagato Stelvio AZ1 1991 Viewed from all angles, a strange appearance Autech is a sub-division of Nissan, the basis of the Stelvio is e Nissan Leopand, also known as Infinity M30 The engine is a turbocharged 3.0 V6 good for 280 bhp. No the best Zagato design.

Lancia Fulvia Zagato 1971 Between 1965 and 1972 Zagato built 7,102 Fulvia cars in 5 different variants in Milan. In 1968 Lancia, on recommendations from Ing. Alessandro Fiorio, ordered 27 special ultra-light race versions from Zagato. The first 202 Fulvia Sports were foreseen of the 1,216cc engine. 6,100 had a 1.30Occ engine with 95 bhp and 800 models were fitted with the powerful 1.600cc engine developing 114 bhp. The well-streamlined Fulvia Sport could reach 190 km / h and weighed 915 kg. In 1969 the Fulvia Sport won its class at the 24 Hours of Daytona.

Lancia Flavia 1800 Sport Zagato 1963 For this project Ercole Spada was given a free hand and the result could undoubtedly be called exceptional / peculiar, disconcerting to some. A mere 101 models of the Flavia Sport were built with a 1.500cc engine (90 bhp). Of the 1.800cc (105 bhp) version, 539 saw the light of the day, including 32 models with Kugelscher Inecton. Top speed for the 1.500cc was 178 km / h, for the 1.800cc with 188 km / h injection. The 1.600cc with Weber carburettors had a top speed of 187 km / h. Weight 1,060 kg

Lancia Hyena Zagato 1992 At the 80th Brussels Motor Show this elegant red prototype model of the Hyena was displeyed on the "Creativity at the service of design" stand, which Zagato shared with other renowned Italian designers suclj as Bertone, Italdesign and Pininfarina. The Hyena is based on the Lancia Delta, a car renowned for its numerous successes in rallies. For the most part the basic concept was retained: 4 wheel-drive, a powerful transversal 4-cylinder turbo engine and an "intégrale" 4x4 transmission.

Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato 1966 From 1958 through to 1967 599 Flaminia cars were built. There were two different coachwork variants and four different engines available. In addition, the initial 97 models were foreseen with streamlined headlights. The Sport was fitted with a 2.500cc engine (119 bhp), the 3C Sport (140 bhp), the Sport 3C 2.8 Sport (148 bhp) and finally the Super Sport 3C 2.8 (152 bhp), such as this model. For this last model coachwork was redesigned by Ercole Spada. The frontal and stern areas took a better look. All Flaminia cars have a typical Zagato double bubble roof. Top speed 210 km / h.

Purtroppo gli spazi fra un'auto e l'altra erano troppo angusti (solito problema) per apprezzare pienamente le linee delle vetture o scattare foto dagli angoli migliori, complice anche la (solita) illuminazione poco ottimale.
Censurabile invece l'assenza di un paio di locandine esplicative dei modelli esposti, che non rende giustizia all'importanza della mostra e della storia della carrozzeria milanese fondata da Ugo Zagato.
Apprezzabile e degna di una nota positiva invece, la disponibilita' del personale all'ingresso, che ci ha spostato personalmente la Lancia Appia gia' uscita dall'esposizione per consentirci di fare alcune foto. Ben fatto, grazie!






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