Zagato is an Italian design house and coachbuilder that has been creating significant bodyworks since 1919. The brand is known for its unique and innovative approach which combines classic Italian styling with modern elements. Thanks to the racing DNA and to the “form and function” philosophy, Zagato cars are also renowned for their performance, boasting powerful engines and remarkable handling capabilities. Zagato cars are limited-edition models, making them highly sought-after by collectors.
Founded by Ugo Zagato in Milan, the company has become synonymous with some of the most iconic sports cars of the 20th century. Zagato has been responsible for designing bodies of the most iconic collectibles cars in history, including the Alfa Romeo TZ, Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, Ferrari 250 GTZ and Maserati A6G/2000. The company boasts collaborations with about 45 different Car Manufactures including Abarth, Bentley, Lancia, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche and many others. Zagato is renowned for its lightweight construction, innovative aerodynamic design, and high-performance which results in the essential beauty of its creations.
The Kaiser Collection celebrates the golden age of automotive design and provides a fascinating insight into an era of elegance, power, and sheer automotive beauty. Here every vehicle tells a captivating story of automotive heritage and innovation and embodies the essence of pure driving pleasure.
The collection’s iconic sports and touring cars shaped the automotive landscape of the 1950s and 1960s and will forever hold a special place in automotive history.
For the “Legends and Hero’s” exhibition at the Roarington exhibition center the collection has commissioned the production of exact digital twins of its real cars, each with a certificate of authenticity from The Classic Car Trust, to showcase these remarkable examples of a time when automotive design reached new heights and the brilliance as harmonious blend of elegance, power and innovation.
Car aficionados and anyone with a passion for automotive excellence can now experience an immersive journey through this private collection starting with the following 2 cars exhibited.
The 1968 Lamborghini Miura is a breathtaking masterpiece that redefined the concept of a supercar. Its sleek lines, mid-engine layout, and awe-inspiring performance made it an instant icon, capturing the hearts of car enthusiasts around the world. Lamborghini Polo Storico certified that this car with chassis #3586 was the exact same car used in the filming of the movie “The Italian Job”. The car took a podium in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2019 and received several other prestigious awards.
The BMW 507 Roadster from 1959 is the epitome of automotive elegance. This meticulously crafted roadster was born from the visionary mind of Count Albrecht von Goertz and embodies the perfect balance between grace and power. Its timeless design and remarkable performance make it a sought-after gem among collectors and enthusiasts. Chassis #70163 has matching numbers and is in award-winning concours condition with the same specification as Elvis Presley’s 507.
Starting from its roots and from the solid reputation achieved during more than 90 years of glorious history, Pininfarina has confirmed its role as standard-bearer of the aesthetic values of Italian design in the world.
“In its genes, Pininfarina today is the same as it was in the Thirties: the central role of design, aesthetic sensitivity capable of creating timeless beauty, constant striving for innovation, the strength of a tradition that brings together industry, technology and stylistic research” Paolo Pininfarina
All of Pininfarina’s road and race cars bear these traits, so much so that they resemble true works of art. This capacity to convey elegance and dynamicity peaked with the little Cisitalia 202, which the New York Museum of Modern Art (the famous MoMA), chose to exhibit as a symbol of the style that accompanied the post-war rebirth of the automobile.
Pininfarina has evolved from an artisan concern to an international service Group, supreme expression of automotive styling and an established reality in industrial design and architecture. Pininfarina today looks to the future through its multidisciplinary expertise in services. The skills it has historically expressed in the automotive sector – design and limited series production - are only a portion of the range of services that the company can offer its customers today. Cross-fertilisation, mainly from Industrial and Experience Design, Architecture and Nautical, allows Pininfarina to offer a new, broader value proposition in the form of integrated solutions and turnkey projects in all sectors, from automotive to product design, from real estate to sailing, from experience design to retail.
Combining its multidisciplinary competences, Pininfarina joined forces with TCCT in 2019 to create refined driving simulators able to make car passionate live a racing experience in the era of classic cars. Pininfarina is now joining Roarington to enhance the experience of the simulators leveraging on the new digital technologies.
Among the many creations of the Turin-based coachbuilder, Roarington offers the 1970 Modulo concept and the Cisitalia 202 that inspired the design of the "Sportiva" simulator.The Modulo is regarded as one of the most iconic concept cars in automotive history with truly futuristic lines. Since it was first seen, the design has won 22 international design awards and has been described as a “search for pure form in its deliberate geometricity”.The cars presented, were scanned to achieve perfect fidelity to the real car, effectively creating a digital twin.