Zagato TZ3 Corsa and Stradale commemorates Alfa Romeo’s 100th Anniversary

Posted on 10 August 2011 by Tony Santos

Zagato‘s tribute to Alfa Romeo’s 100th anniversary has started with the released of their one and only version of Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa in 2009. Now Zagato is planning to end the celebration with the release of its new Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale which will be produced in only nine units.

Here is a comparison between the two; TZ3 Corsa Vs. TZ3 Stradale:

TZ3 Corsa:

  • Is a one off tribute to the Alfa Romeo and Zagato racing heritage.
  • Celebrates men and machines of the Alfa Romeo Zagato racing heritage including; Scuderia Ferrari (20s and 30s); Alfa Corse (40s and 50s); and Scuderia Zagato (80s and 90s)
  • Is based on a mono shell carbon fiber chassis, coupled with a tubular frame and a hand beaten lightweight aluminum body. It’s equipped with a front-central V8 90° 4.2 liters engine and 6-speed sequential gearbox.
  • Boasts a typical Kamm-tail (K-tail) layout. Kamm Effect is part of the functional design approach that aims to the aerodynamic efficiency.


TZ3 Stradale:

  • Is an Avant-garde design exercise car.
  • Is a tribute to the Alfa Romeo and Zagato street legal heritage. Just 9 examples in the world.
  • It celebrates the road legal heritage of Alfa Romeo Zagato coupés including: RLSS, 1500, 1750, 2300 and 2900 Zagato (20s and 30s); 6C 2500 Panoramica, 1900 SSZ and the Giulietta SVZ (40s and 50s); SZ, 2600 SZ, Giulia TZ and Junior Z (60s and 70s); and S.Z. and R.Z. (80s and 90s)
  • Is based on the Viper ACR mechanical chassis with a carbon fibre body. “Bellezza necessaria” is the inspiration of this car which matches for the first time an USA power train and can represent the first American Alfa Romeo.
  • Also boasts a typical Kamm-tail (K-tail) layout. Kamm Effect is part of the functional design approach that aims to the aerodynamic efficiency.


So all in all there will be a total 10 collectible cars for the 100th anniversary of Alfa Romeo. The TZ3 Corsa has been commissioned by the Alfa Romeo Zagato collector Martin Kapp. While the first TZ3 Stradale has been delivered to the US Alfa Romeo and Zagato collector (and Saratoga Automobile Museum’s board member) Eric King. The TZ3 Stradale n°2 and n°3 will be delivered in Japan and Europe.

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