Alfa Romeo Zagato TZ3 StradaleWed, 04 May 2011
Following on from the Villa d'Este Design Concept Award-winning TZ3 Corsa, Zagato has announced the production of nine more TZ3 models.
Unlike the 8C-based TZ3 Corsa, the new Stradale will be based on a Dodge Viper ACR platform and V10 drivetrain, making it the 'first American Alfa Romeo' according to Zagato.
The car is said to be a tribute to Alfa Romeo and Zagato's street legal heritage, and continues the line of cars that ended with the S.Z. and R.Z. in the 90s.
The Stradale boasts a carbon fiber body like the Corsa as well as the 'Kamm-tail' layout, but the rest of the body is new, losing the shooting brake style silhouette. It also sports a new DRG and new glasshouse sections.
The TZ3 Stradale is a strictly limited run of just nine cars, with three cars commissioned by Alfa Romeo Zagato collector Martin Kapp. The first car will be delivered to US-based fellow collector, Eric King. Chassis numbers two and three are heading to Japan and Europe respectively.