Alfa Romeo Zagato TZ3 Stradale Enters Limited Production

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Last summer, Zagato unveiled its Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa at the Villa D'Este as a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Alfa's involvement in motorsports. The car is now entering limited production as the TZ3 Stradale.

The Corsa was billed and envisioned as a pure racing car, and the TZ3 Stradale is the street-going version--but it keeps that raw intensity, based on the Dodge Viper, which was itself a race car barely disguised in street trim. While German-language reports say the TZ3 Stradale is longer, wider, and heavier than its donor, Zagato has confirmed with us that it is in fact the same dimensions and actually lighter than the Viper, as it has a carbon fiber body.

Unlike the Corsa, which was intended to get its power from a 4.2-liter V-8 rated at 420 horsepower paired with a six-speed sequential gearbox, the Stradale is expected to keep the Viper's 8.4-liter V-10 and 600-horsepower output. That's double the displacement and nearly 40 percent more power--it's hard to argue with either, unless you're planning to commute with the car.

Not that it would be unsuitable for the task from a purely logistical standpoint: the TZ3's two-seat/long back coupe design adds a spark of praticality to the coupe form factor.


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Comments (7)
  1. And remember this is also a proper shooting brake version of the 8C Competizione.. reason it got the nod for limited production I think is that a lot of people have warmed to the Ferrari FF. - Maybe Chrysler or some aftermarket modifier should build a shooting brake version of the Viper, it's a very good candidate for this type of design.

  2. How can it be wider AND longer than a Viper? That wasn't a terribly small car to start.

  3. So it's a Viper with a Zagato Alfa body...humm.

  4. Can't beat that :) . Really looking forward hearing viper's v10 with the touch of Alfa magic :)

  5. Can't beat that :) . Really looking forward hearing viper's v10 with the touch of Alfa magic :)

  6. Can't beat that :) . Really looking forward hearing viper's v10 with the touch of Alfa magic :)

  7. Personnally I like the 8C better.The front end of the Stradale is too long and reminds of the racing hard to Cobra of the 60's.Zagato is a famaous name that has put their trade make touches on alrady built cars.The price dosnt make sence to me sence the cars are not original from the beginning.The only thing I like about both cars is their front and rear.The fct they used the viper engine isnt good either.Read up on dependability on Viper engines and you will find that they are not reliable,leat oil,transmissions dont last long.So I think that the should depresate because of the Viper engine not aprecaite.Zagato you got it wrong this time I think.

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