Some of Zagato ‘s most notable collaborations and successful over the years have been with Alfa Romeo. On Thursday the Italian design company officially launched the Zagato TZ3 Stradale the culmination of a two-year project to celebrate Alfa Romeo ‘s 2010 centennial.
The Stradale is a companion to the Zagato TZ3 Corsa, which debuted last year and drew inspiration from the original 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ (Zagato for Tubolare).
Considering that the car was a Corsa TZ3 only clue, however, the TZ3 Stradale is built to the street. Indeed, the Zagato says it will make nine copies in the fall, with the first car has already delivered to American collector Eric King and the next two years provided for customers in Japan and Europe.
The TZ3 Corsa was based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, but turns Stradale TZ3 markedly from that funding formula of mechanical transmission and the Dodge Viper ACR, including its enormous V10 to 8.4 liters. (Dodge is now technically a subsidiary of Alfa Romeo within the Fiat Group, and successor said the Viper will look a bit like the 8C). Stradale The TZ3 features a lightweight carbon-fiber body structure of the unit.
The most striking design feature on both models is the tail amputated TZ3 Kamm, who was inspired by the original TZ, but was also seen in old cars like the Ferrari 250 GTO and the Shelby Cobra Daytona.
Zagato was a pioneer in adapting the look on his tail Kamm Coda Tronca ( “truncated tail “) Alphas in early 1960.