Photo credit: Zagato
Zagato, which designs and produces the "Elio Z" driving simulator together with Roarington, celebrated a spectacular event at The Venice Venice Hotel, in the charming setting just steps away from the Rialto Bridge in Venice. This magical evening featured the delivery of the first model of the Porsche Carrera 356 B 1600 GTL Zagato Sanction Lost, a rebirth of an iconic model, a tribute to Italian craftsmanship that has captured the hearts of Porsche enthusiasts worldwide.
The Zagato magical evening at The Venice Venice Hotel, just steps away from the Rialto Bridge in Venice
Thus concludes the Zagato Sanction Lost Trilogy dedicated to the Porsche world, starting with the first Speedster model in 1958 based on the 356A, followed by the Coupe in 1959 and the latest GTL model in 1960, both based on the 356BT5. The 1960 Porsche Carrera GTL Zagato used a language common to the FIAT Abarth 1000 Zagato, winner of the Compasso D'Oro. This model emerged following the defeat of 1955 at Avus, Germany, which led engineer Ferdinand Porsche to embark on the so-called "Italian Job," resulting in the birth of this legendary car.
The curiosity of guests for the unveiling of the 1960 Porsche Carrera GTL Zagato
The synergy between Zagato and The Venice Venice Hotel finds full realization in the project of the new suite that celebrates the car and the automotive design brand, allowing future guests to immerse themselves in the history and vision of Zagato, and which was opened specifically for a preview visit during the event. Evocative materials in the finishes of upholstery and furniture: among these, aluminum and alcantara, carbon fiber, and the display of car models, posters, books, and magazines related to the automotive world and the brand's history. Roarington is proud to be present with the complete collection from 2018 to 2023 of the yearbook The Key - Top of the Classic Car World.
The unusual water transport of the car to the event through the canals of Venice
In the suite, recurring elements in Zagato's language are found in dialogue with the tribute to the Porsche Carrera GTL Zagato: starting with the silver logo, the famous letter “Z", which is recalled in black on both sides of the car exhibited during the evening, creating an iconic pattern in strong contrast with the silver body.
The 1960 Porsche Carrera GTL Zagato with the famous letter “Z” in black on both sides of the car
Enjoy the video of the event to dive even deeper into the magical Zagato evening at The Venice Venice Venice Hotel.