Zagato has penned the svelte lines of another potential Geneva showstopper, the rakish Perana Z-One coupe.
Apparently a collaboration between Zagato and South Africa’s Perana Performance Group, the coachbuilt Z-One is destined for limited production with a run of 999 cars planned.
Details are likely to remain sketchy until show time, but it seems the two seat coupe bodies will be hand built in Italy by Zagato before being crated and shipped to South Africa. There, they will be mated to GM Corvette underpinnings by Perana, a company with long history of performance tuning in the region.
With 6.2 litre Corvette LS3 V8 power, and at least 440bhp, we expect strong performance and a 0-62mph time of around 4secs from the Z-One.
PH hasn’t spoken to Perana in South Africa, but sources have reportedly told Car and Driver magazine that the company aspires to become ‘the new TVR’. Which C&D generously took to mean Perana hopes ‘to emulate TVR’s performance-focused, lightweight products, rather than its endless corporate tumult’!
We expect to bring you details of the Z-One next week from Geneva. Meanwhile check out the rendered artwork from Zagato.