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2011 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale news, pictures, specifications, and information
The 'TZ3 program' managed by Zagato to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Alfa Romeo (1910-2010) ends wîth the delivery of the TZ3 Stradale.

The initiative started in 2009 wîth the manufacturing of the 'one off' TZ3 Corsa which won the Villa D'Este Design Concept Award in 2010 and followed wîth nine (9) TZ3 Stradale.

Two different approaches for the same tribute.

The TZ3 Corsa is a track car. It is not a design exercise. It is a Neo-Classic car.
The TZ3 Stradale is a Design Exercise. It is not a race car. It is an Avant-garde car.
The TZ3 Corsa is a tribute to the Alfa Romeo and Zagato racing heritage. It is a one off.
The TZ3 Stradale is a tribute to the Alfa Romeo and Zagato street legal heritage. Just 9 examples in the world.

In total 10 collectible cars for the 100th anniversary of Alfa Romeo made by its most prolific contributor, both wîth race and road legal bodies.

The TZ3 Corsa celebrates men and machines of the Alfa Romeo Zagato racing heritage:
• Scuderia Ferrari (20s and 30s)
• Alfa Corse (40s and 50s)
• Autodelta (60s and 70s)
• Scuderia Zagato (80s and 90s)

The TZ3 Stradale celebrates the road legal heritage of Alfa Romeo Zagato coupés:
• 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)
• S.Z. and R.Z. (80s and 90s)

The TZ3 Corsa is based on a mono shell carbon fibre chassis, coupled wîth a tubular frame and a handbeaten lightweight aluminium body. It's equipped wîth a front-central V8 90° 4.2 litres engine and 6-speed sequential gearbox.

The TZ3 Stradale is based on the Viper ACR mechanical chassis wîth a carbon fibre body. 'Bellezza necessaria' is the inspiration of this car which matches for the first time an ÚSA power train and can represent the first American Alfa Romeo.

Following Zagato's gentlemen-driver heritage, TZ3 Corsa has been commissioned by the Alfa Romeo Zagato collector Martin Kapp. The first TZ3 Stradale has been delivered to the ÚS 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.

Both TZ3 Corsa and TZ3 Stradale boast a typical Kamm-tail (K-tail) layout. This solution became famous in Italy wîth the 'Coda Tronca' bodies which were tested by Zagato in the beginning of the 60s. They reached their apex on the Alfa Romeo TZ and TZ2.

Kamm Effect is part of the functional design approach that aims to the aerodynamic efficiency.

According to this, the CX can be lowered by keeping compact volumes at the same time. The reduction of the wind resistance is assured wîth the Kamm Tail design, without any need of a very stretched 'drop' shape of the tail.

Source - Alfa Romeo
Coupe
Coachwork: Zagato
Chassis Num: 1B3AZ6JZ0AV100129
 
The last of only nine custom built ALFA Romeo Stradale TZ3s will make its debut on the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance field on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Known as the Italian sports car with 'the heart of a Viper and the soul of an ALFA', this stunning automobile is sure to please car fans.

Just nine Stradale TZ3s have been constructed to celebrate the centenary of Carrozzeria Zagato in 2010. The Azzurro California hued example slated to appear at the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is the final car in the exclusive series.

Built by Carrozzeria Zagato as a design exercise, the Stradale TZ3 wears the ancient traditional ALFA-Romeo badge of the serpent and the 1925 world grand prix champion's wreath. Under its elegant and sensuous carbon fiber bodywork the new Zagato TZ3 Stradale packs the brute force of another potent snake, the 8.3 liter 600 hp V-10 of the new SRT Viper.

'The Zagato Stradale TZ3 is a gorgeous car and one we feel honored to have debut at the Amelia,' said Bill Warner, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Amelia Island Concours. 'The car's American underpinnings and Italian design make it a perfect fit for our field.'

Zagato calls the Stradale TZ3 'the first American ALFA in automotive history' combining 'unbridled American power and Italian grace'. Inspired by the motto 'bellazza necessaria' (beautiful necessity) the TZ3's Kamm tail, 'double bubble roof' and round taillights are all prominent Zagato design signatures.

'The TZ3 is a very serious machine and will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds,' says the Stradale's Florida-based owner. 'I chose the Azzurro California blue color to match the Florida Sky, and I'm looking forward to seeing it on Amelia's field on Concours day.'
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