Live Music Concerts Santa Cruz - San Jose - Bay Area
Live Music Concerts Santa Cruz - San Jose - Bay Area



What's New

Live Music Concerts Santa Cruz - San Jose - Bay Area

Live Music Concerts Santa Cruz - San Jose - Bay Area
Live Music Concerts Santa Cruz - San Jose - Bay Area

Live Music Concerts Santa Cruz - San Jose - Bay Area

Live Music Concerts Santa Cruz - San Jose - Bay Area
2013 Perana Z-One
Perana Z-One resurfaces with AC badge as 378 GT Zagato

By Noah Joseph/Autoblog

We haven't heard much about Perana in quite some time, but not nearly as long as it's been since the name AC last came up on our radar screen. The progenitor of the iconic Shelby Cobra, AC Cars is one of those great many British sportscar manufacturers that has long since disappeared into obscurity. There has been talk here and there of reviving the marque with a new model, but none of that seems to have materialized. Until now. Sort of.

Perana, as you may recall, is (or was) the name of an upstart automaker producing a devastatingly beautiful sportscar called the Z-One penned by no less accomplished a design house than Zagato. Now, the design (or, at least, what appears to be the same design) has resurfaced under the AC badge.

Called the 378 GT Zagato, the AC-ified Z-One is apparently being produced on the same line in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where the Perana was, and where, incidentally, some Noble models are, as well. The numeric nameplate is taken from the cubic-inch displacement of the 6.2-liter V8 engine.

It's certainly not the first time Zagato has designed for an established British marque, the production version of the V12 Zagato it designed for Aston Martin having been unveiled as this one was being announced at the other end of the Geneva Palexpo. AC and Zagato also collaborated on a one-off Bristol variant back in 1957, a model that is scheduled to be showcased alongside the new 378 GT at Pebble Beach later this year where AC will be the featured marque two years after the Z-One made its U.S. debut on the very same manicured lawns..

That's not where the collaboration is expected to end, however, as a roadster based on the same platform but featuring more Cobra-like bodywork is next in the pipeline. We're not sure where that leaves Perana, but we'll be watching to see where this goes. In the meantime you can see the full press release and spec sheet below, with high-res images (including some deliciously retro color schemes) in the gallery above..



Click here for the complete story

Live Music Concerts Santa Cruz - San Jose - Bay Area
Live Music Concerts Santa Cruz - San Jose - Bay Area


PeranaWest
3003 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, California
(310) 998-3311


home | about | sales | parts / accessories | contact | privacy