16/08/2012 Roofless: BMW shows surprise concept at Pebble Beach
BMW has released a teaser image of an unexpected new concept due to be unveiled at Pebble Beach this weekend.
Clearly based on the Zagato Coupé which debuted at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza in May, the mysteriously dark teaser image depicts a roadster with muscular haunches that just about catch the light. The open-topped car’s purposeful stance is reminiscent of the coupé concept, which was designed by the in-house BMW team led by Adrian van Hooydonk, in partnership with the Zagato design chief Norihiko Harada in Italy, and showcased the trademark Zagato double-bubble roof and distinctive Kamm tail.
But no sooner had the coupé been revealed at Villa d’Este than pundits were commenting on what a stunning roadster it would make. And, just a few short months later, that’s exactly what we seem to have.
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