Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale
Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale (left)|
Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa (right)
Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale (foreground)
Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa (background)
5th May, 2011
managed by Zagato to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Alfa Romeo (1910-2010) ends with the delivery of the TZ3
The initiative started in 2009 with the manufacturing of the “one off” TZ3 Corsa which won the Villa D’Este
Design Concept Award in 2010 and followed with 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
In total 10 collectible cars for the 100th anniversary of Alfa Romeo made by its most prolific contributor,
both with race and road legal bodies.
The TZ3 Corsa celebrates men and machines of the Alfa Romeo Zagato racing heritage:
Mercedes-Benz SL 600
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
• 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 with a tubular frame and a hand beaten
lightweight aluminium body. It’s equipped with a front-central V8 90° 4.2 litres engine and 6-speed sequential
The TZ3 Stradale 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 a USA 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 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
Both TZ3 Corsa and TZ3 Stradale boast a typical Kamm-tail (K-tail) lay out. This solution became famous in
Italy with 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 with the Kamm Tail design, without any need of a very stretched “drop” shape of the tail.