Mostro Barchetta, which works with Zagato’s Maserati, debuted seven years after the coupe

Remember the Zagato Mostro, which was introduced in 2015 with the Maserati V8 engine and five units of limited production? Exactly seven years later, the Italian design house Mostro Barchetta Zagato Powered by Maserati returns to the Villa d’Este with his brother with an open roof.

Barchetta looks like an ordinary Mostro, but it’s not bad, because the 1957 Maserati 450S Coup√© Zagato-inspired retro-scented design has begun to age beautifully. In addition to the lack of a roof, which works great in improving proportions, Barchet comes with a redesigned rear deck, while retaining the remaining panels of the rigidly sculpted body.

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In our view, the 2022 Mostro Barchetta Zagato (above) looks sexier than the 2015 Mostro (below), but shares most of the handmade body panels.

The world has been moving forward since 2015, so for the 2022 model, Zagato offers a choice of two power chains from Maserati. You can use it for 414 hp. (309 kW / 420 PS) The best sound is produced by a 4.2-liter V8 or 621 hp. (463 kW / 630 PS) with a new MC20 biturbo 3.0-liter V6. ).

In both cases, the engine is installed in the front-center position, which allows the car to distribute a weight of 1200 kg (2646 pounds) 50/50. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a race-style six-speed manual transmission mounted on the front unit, and there is no electronic traction control.

Mostro Bachetta is based on a carbon fiber MonoCell chassis, a composite structure for the front glass frame and a steel rear auxiliary frame that carries the rear suspension, exhaust and fuel tank. The front and rear double-hinged suspension have a push-pull mechanism that acts on the adjustable shock absorbers, and the 19-inch single-nut alloy wheels are lined with mixed tires (front 255/40 R19 and rear 295/35 R19), hiding the AP race brake. calipers behind them.

Like the Mostro with a covered roof, the Mostro Barchetta Zagato is produced in five units. The first model was shown in the Villa d’Este before being delivered to the owner. Most of the remaining four models have already been assigned to individuals on Zagato’s list of collectors and will be personalized according to their preferences.

Prices have not been announced, but due to the limited production features developed by other Zagato and the rarity of the Mostro Barchetta, we may be in a seven-digit area. Will you buy your Mostro Screaming V8 or opt for the improved performance of the turbocharged V6?

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