Superformance Distribution is proud to announce their appointment as the US distributor of the exclusive Perana Z-One coupe. The Perana Z-One will be unveiled at this year's prestigious "Concorso Italiano" which is being held on the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey, California on Agust 13th, 2010.
The development of the Perana Z-One (pronounced Zee-One) all started when the Perana Performance Group commissioned the iconic Italian coach builders, Zagato, to create an avant-garde design for their new Sports Coupe. NORI HARADA, head of Zagato Design, accomplished just that. With a design ethos relying on more than 90 years of de luxe individualized craftsmanship, the brief called for Zagato's trademark styling of the Perana Z-One to be Simple, Light and Aerodynamic.
Shown for the first time, as a concept, at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, the Perana Z-One created a stir and received instant acceptance by a discerning press and public. Perana Performance Group was then invited to attend the premier European concours event, the "Concorso d'Eleganza" at Villa d'Este on Lake Como in Italy, where again, the Perana Z-One received much acclaim.
"Although the Perana Z-One was only destined to be sold into Europe, the UK and the UAE, there was a surprisingly strong response from the US market," said Perana Performance Group's spokesperson, Mr. Jim Price. "Having had close ties to the Superformance Group for many years and knowing just how well they understand that market has led to this pertnership," he continued.
The Perana Z-One was designed to be powered by either the latest emission compliant "E-Rod" GM LS3 (436 hp) or LS7 (505 hp) engine matched with a 6-speed transmission. A ZF limited slip differential completes the exceptional drivetrain package.
The interior incorporates Recaro seats, leather and Alcantara trim, HVAC (Air Conditioner), double DIN head unit (Radio/Satnav), power steering, as well as electrically controlled windows, door locks and mirrors.
Other than a brake upgrade, exterior color, and interior trim choices, there are no other options required or offered.
"At a price under $100,000, the Perana Z-One is an exceptional package of power and performance for a Zagato-styled, hand built, vehicle that returns us to the purist racing traditions of the past – a true driver's car. Limited availability is sure to instantly turn this car into a highly desirable and valuable collectible," commented Superformance CEO Lance Stander.
Superformance, LLC (superformance.com) is a distributor for complete, "Rolling Chassis" replica and continuation race cars of the 1960s as well as the Zagato-styled Perana Z-One coupe. Superformance has distributed specially constructed cars in the United States for over 12 years. As one of the first players in the industry, Superformance has over 20 independent dealerships throughout the world. Superformance has earned its reputation with their attention to detail, quality, craftsmanship, fit, finish and customer service.
Superformance, LLC has a long-standing relationship and build contract with Hi-Tech Automotive, the world's largest specialty car production facility. Together Superformance and Hi-Tech have produced and distributed more than 4000 rolling chassis worldwide.
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