BMW’s Z4-derived Zagato Coupe show car which debuted earlier this year was so well received that they immediately set to work on part two – the Zagato Roadster you see here. It debuts at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this week.

“Our success in finishing the car in such a short space of time shows what is possible when two successful companies pool their resources. BMW is a high-achieving carmaker boasting a vast well of knowledge and technical capability in this area. When you combine that with our expertise in the creation of micro-series cars and our streamlined production processes, everything is in place to produce a beautiful model like the BMW Zagato Roadster in double-quick time,” said Andrea Zagato.

The Zagato Roadster is immediately recognisable as being the drop top companion to the Coupe. It’s got a slimmer butt, as the designers have to design a different silhouette with the Zagato Roadster having no roof. It isn’t as simple as slicing the roof off a coupe.

These studio shots don’t show how the car looks like with the soft top convertible roof raised. The Z4 it is based on had a folding metal roof, and the Zagato Coupe’s Kamm tail design rear wouldn’t really work as a folding metal roof. The soft top roof is hidden under a cover that has a double bubble design.

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