Published on 01 Mar 2013 by Adriano
The last Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale produced by Italian independent coachbuilding company Zagato will be presented to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on 10 March. Built in only nine units - all hand-made by specialists - the Zagato Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale was introduced in 2010, taking the classic lines of the Arese-based manufacturer and combining them with modern and intriguing details. The series was created to celebrate 100 years of history of the Alfa Romeo brand, and is based on the Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa, winner of the 2012 Concept Award at the Concorso d’Eleganza in Villa d’Este.
The TZ3 is actually based on chassis and mechanics of the Viper ACR and is powered by a 8.4-liter V10 capable of 600 horsepower and mated to a six-speed manual transmission that conveys the power to the rear axle. The body is entirely made of carbon and resumes some typical lines of the Milan-based coachbuilder, especially as far as the rear section is concerned. Finishes of the highest level and maximum attention to details make this supercar a real collector’s item, that has to be jealously guarded and maintained with care and passion.
Light and fast, the Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in about 3.5 seconds, making its performance slightly better than the Viper American Club Racer, mainly because of the weight loss guaranteed by the carbon fiber bodywork. The ninth unit produced, the last one, was bought by a collector who lives in Florida and has chosen a Blue California paint-job, that will surely match the blue sky of the sunny American state.