In 1998, Zagato showed a design study of a rebodied 8L Audi A3 3-door named the Zuma. It used a 1.9L TDI engine, and like many other Zagato rebodies/concepts—–it is forever relegated to the realm of the unknown!
It’s almost as if Zagato decided they could try to design their own TT—-which of course in concept form had already been shown by this point. This Zuma actually possesses more than just a little resemblance the the fantastic Lancia Hyena, which surprisingly DID make it to limited production as a rebodied and lightweight Lancia Delta Integrale.
I actually quite like this design…and luckily the car is functional and still exists today (as far as i know)….so it’s not as “lost” as others it seems!
srcs: VeloceToday, Istenbizony, Motorbase,
Am I the only one who can see the similarity with Pinifarina’s 1994 GTV? 🙂
i do see some, yes…..however the Lancia Hyena is what i keep thinking of when i see it….i guess obviously there was some early-mid 90s trending going on in italian design! http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c8/Lancia_Hyena_CENTENARY.jpg
I’m sorry mate, but this must be the ugliest Zagato concept in the whole of the company’s history.
haha! fortunately for my defense—-Zagato actually had the balls to produce the worst looking design they ever made! http://edit.81x.com/Authors/AlfaSZ18/WS12.jpg
Yayyyyy thnx for being forgotten… othervise.. I would never bought it…