About a month ago it was announced that Zagato was building a new TZ3 Stradale, now the Milanese design house has revealed the first photos and details of its newest creation.
Zagato’s TZ3 Stradale is an Alfa Romeo bodied sports car based on the platform and mechanical hardware of the hardcore, but out of production Dodge Viper ACR. Power comes from the top-spec Viper’s same 447kW 8.4-litre V10 engine mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a full race-spec suspension. The TZ3 Stradale uses an all new and all carbon fibre body with the most distinctive design feature being the classic Kamm-tail layout. While this coachbuilt Viper doesn’t actually use any mechanical pieces from Alfa Romeo, its design puts a decidedly contemporary spin on years of collaboration between Zagato and Alfa.
The TZ3 Stradale is Zagato’s second and final tribute to the 100th anniversary of Alfa Romeo (1910-2010), which started in 2009 with the presentation of the 8C Competizione-based TZ3 Corsa that took out the Villa D’Este Design Concept Award in 2010.
While the TZ3 Corsa, was a one-off example commissioned by Alfa Romeo Zagato collector Martin Kapp, the new TZ3 Stradale will be built in a limited number of 9 units. The first car has already been delivered to a US buyer. The No2 and No3 cars will be delivered to purchasers in Japan and Europe. If you’re a Zagato fan with mountains of cash, then perhaps one of the last six cars could be yours.
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