Coachbuilder Zagato has revealed the final versions of its TZ3 sports cars, which pay tribute to the 100-year anniversary (1910-2010) of Alfa Romeo. The TZ3 Corsa was shown off as a one-off concept at the Villa d’Este Concours in Italy last year, and spawned a road-going model to be made in seriously small quantities.
There are two versions of the car, the race-inspired TZ3 Corsa and the road-legal TZ3 Stradale. There is just one copy of the TZ3 Corsa, which was commissioned by Alfa Romeo collector Martin Kapp. The car has a carbon-fiber chassis with a tubular steel frame, overlaid with a beautiful hand-made aluminum body. It features a 4.2-liter V-8 engine with a six-speed sequential transmission, although the engine’s origin and output haven’t been disclosed.
Zagato is building nine copies of the TZ3 Stradale, calling it “a design exercise” and “an avant-garde car.” As had been rumored, the car is built on the mechanical underpinnings of the Dodge Viper ACR-X and wears a bespoke carbon-fiber body. Although Zagato doesn’t explicitly say so, we believe the Stradale also uses the Viper’s 8.4-liter V-10 engine for motivation, which was good for 640 horsepower and 605 pound-feet of torque in the track-focused ACR-X.
Both cars wear sultry bodywork inspired by historic Alfa Romeo and Zagato race and road cars, with the rear “Kamm-tail” design meant to improve aerodynamics as well as reference past cars. The swept-back greenhouse and long hood look, we think, downright stunning. The first TZ3 Stradale was delivered American Alfa and Zagato enthusiast Eric King, while the second and third cars will be delivered to customers Europe and Japan. That leaves six more up for grabs, well-heeled readers…
Source: Zagato Cars