To me there is nothing better than a bespoke and extremely rare Ferrari. Even though the Italian auto manufacturer does manufacture such vehicles from time to time, the fact is they just don’t make enough of them. As a result, from time to time we will see coachbuilders and design houses take a Ferrari model, often the flagship Ferrari model at the time and they go to work, often creating something that is elegant, completely unique and highly desirable.
As I said, Ferrari do manufacture these types of vehicles too. A few months ago the Italian auto manufacturer unveiled the gorgeous Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 and even more recently they unveiled the one-off Ferrari SP3JC. If however you are not fortunate enough to be selected by Ferrari to own an Monza SP1 or SP2, or if you don’t have the available funds to have Ferrari Special Projects Division build a one-off, bespoke vehicle for you, fear not because we have information on a very rare and bespoke Ferrari which has been listed for sale.
This is it, what you are looking at is a Ferrari 599 GTZ Nibbio Zagato. Yes, you guessed it, this extremely rare Ferrari is the work of legendary Italian design house Zagato and it is based on the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. This gorgeous Ferrari 599 GTZ Nibbio Zagato is just one of nine units built worldwide and it is the only example that is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, instead of Ferrari’s semi-automatic paddle-shift transmission. As a result this example is probably the rarest of them all, thus making an already rare and highly desirable vehicle even rarer and more desirable.
The Ferrari 599 GTZ Nibbio Zagato was unveiled all the way back in 2007 and in the years since, it’s gorgeous design has aged extremely well. Although this particular example is based on a 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Zagato only reworked the body of this particular example in 2017, making the car appear almost as fresh as the day it rolled out of the showroom for the very first time. Although it hasn’t been mentioned by the dealership, I can only imagine how much it cost the original owner to build this unique Ferrari, and I can assure you it wasn’t cheap either.
The overall design of the Ferrari 599 GTZ Nibbio Zagato is not only a massive change from the design of the a factory standard Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano but it is also unlike any other Ferrari ever produced before. As a result, the Ferrari 599 GTZ Nibbio Zagato benefits from an overhauled and re-styled front radiator grille, new air intakes, and remodelled headlights. However good the front of this bespoke Ferrari may sound, it is the rear where the 599 GTZ Nibbio Zagato really stands out.
As you can no doubt see from the images featured in this article, design house Zagato has altered the shape of the supercar’s roof and then they paired it with a customised rear window that seems to stretch back along the rear decklid. The new roof and rear window frame feature a white paint finish while the rest of the unique bodywork has been finished in a shade of dark blue, which is rather unusual colour choice especially for a Ferrari. The finished look may not be to everyone’s taste but it is certainly unique, and it will get you noticed wherever/whenever you drive this special Ferrari.
Because the Ferrari 599 GTZ Nibbio Zagato is based on the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, it shares the same 6.0 liter, naturally-aspirated V12 engine which produces 612 hp (456 kW) of power and 608 Nm of torque. As a result we can expect the Ferrari 599 GTZ Nibbio Zagato to sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and keep on accelerating until it reaches a maximum top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph). As mentioned earlier in this article, this particular Ferrari 599 GTZ Nibbio Zagato is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission which should provide a fun and very memorable driving experience.
This particular Ferrari 599 GTZ Nibbio Zagato is currently for sale at Dubai based exotic car dealership Tomini Classics and it seems to be in immaculate condition, but it does have quite a lot of mileage for such a rare vehicle, 26,772 km to be exact. However, if you want a vehicle that wears both the Ferrari and Zagato badges, it definitely won’t come cheap. This Ferrari 599 GTZ Nibbio Zagato has a massive asking price of $1.495 million, is it worth it? Well, personally I would rather purchase an immaculate, low mileage Ferrari 599 GTO but that’s just my opinion.