Italian coach builder Zagato has revealed the one-off Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa at the XII Villa D’Este Concours d’Elegance. Purpose built for a German collector, this is a car is more than a design exercise, Zagato claims.
Sporting the traditional Alfa Romeo decals, the TZ3 is actually rather modern on the inside. It has a mono shell carbon fibre tubular chassis (basically a tubular space frame chassis made out of carbon fibre) with up-to-date production methods. Zagato also requested the help of partners Pirelli and OMP.
It is claimed to be a full-on race car, one which must not only race, but commemorate other racing legends. It should honour victories and races spanning over 100 years, men and machines which made this possible. To be specific: the Scuderia Ferrari, Alfa Corse, Autodelta and Scuderia Zagato are the stars. The man who paid for all this shouting is called Martin Kapp and ,as you’d expect, he has another series of rare and expensive Alfas in his garage.
Beating behind the beautiful hand-made aluminum body lies a 4.2-litre, 420 bhp V8 engine which is mated to a 6-speed sequential ‘box. However, because it is very very light (only 850 kg), it should reach 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and reach top speeds of about 300 km/h.
Italian pride and passion. It’s what this car is all about.