Zagato Embodies Essential Beauty
The master sculptor Michelangelo famously said, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
Driven by the sole purpose of winning races, Zagato built a legend of creating objects of indisputable beauty born by removing all elements that were unessential. With aerodynamics, lightness, and speed as the ultimate objectives, the coachbuilder bestowed upon us sculpture after sculpture of essential beauty.
The 1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 SSZ conveys this philosophy perfectly. Andrea Zagato, who today continues the legend with the same uncompromising principles as his grandfather Ugo Zagato 95 years ago, shares with us how this Alfa Romeo’s shape was born and the experience of driving it today.