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Wild Zagato La Squadra AGTZ Twin Tail has a detachable arse

Published: 22 February 2024 Updated: 22 February 2024

► Zagato teams up with Poland-based La Squadra
► AGTZ Twin Tail is based on an Alpine A110
► Inspired by the A220 Le Mans car

Grand design house Zagato has paired up with Poland-based art gallery/car dealer/restaurant/magazine maker mash-up La Squadra to commission an exclusive project: the AGTZ Twin Tail.

The Twin Tail is based off a current-shape Alpine A110 and is designed to honour the slightly leftfield Alpine A220 Le Mans car. While the A220 never really achieved ultimate glory, Zagato and La Squadra have appreciated how interesting the car itself was – and how the car had both a longtail and short tail model across its existence (and transfiguration from Le Mans towards other sports).

The AGTZ Twin Tail is designed to echo that. As well as featuring bespoke, coachbuilt bodywork that has been sculpted to look (slightly) like the A220, the car removes a lot of the pain involved with sawing the backside off your sports car. The longtail rear and panels can be removed and reconnected at will, with the idea meaning you get two cars in one.

‘We didn’t want to make a pure racing car because technology, aerodynamics and power have changed a lot since the 1960s,’ says CEO of Zagato, Andrea Zagato; ‘Instead, we wanted to capture the inspiration and design innovation of the A220 shorttail and create an authentic Gran Turismo in the true Zagato tradition.’

Performance specs aren’t really mentioned, with Zagato and La Squadra calling the car little more than ‘a piece of art.’ And, naturally, each one of the 19 examples being crafted come with a hefty price tag: €650,000 before taxes (or around £556k at the time of writing).

That point is further proven by the fact that the car’s already tipped to be shown in public in locations like The I.C.E. (the International Concours of Elegance) in St. Mortiz as well as the annual Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este in May 2024.

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches