2010 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa
Zagato contributed to Alfa Romeo’s centenary year by releasing the TZ3 Corsa at the 2010 Villa d’Este Concourso d’Eleganza. It’s a race-bred supercar intended stricly for track use that evokes the legendary TZ and TZ2 which Zagato crafted in the sixties.
The car uses a lightweight carbon fiber tub in conjuction with a carbon fiber tubular subframe. It’s powered by the 4.2-liter version of the V8 developed by Maserati & Ferrari for the 3200 GT. Power is transffered to the rear wheels through at six-speed sequential transmission.
Long time Alfa Romeo enthusiast Martin Kapp ordered the bespoke TZ3 to include in his impressive collection with a TZ, TZ2 and SZ Coda Trunca. Currently there are no plans to professionally race the TZ3, but it will be used periodically at the track.
Milano, April 2010: Zagato Atelier announces the introduction of the Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa at the XII Villa D’Este Concours d’Elegance.
The TZ3 Corsa is not a design exercise. It does not take inspiration only from the 90 year collaboration between the two brands, neither only from the Milanese conjunction between Alfa Romeo and Zagato. The TZ3 Corsa is a race car, honouring 100 years of races and victories across the whole 20th century.
It celebrates men and machines of the Alfa Romeo Zagato common tradition: Scuderia Ferrari of the 20’s and 30’s, Alfa Corse of the 40’s and 50’s, Autodelta of the 60’s and 70’s up to the latest Scuderia Zagato of the 80’s and 90’s.
Recalling these racing emotions, the TZ3 Corsa is based on a mono shell carbon fibre tubular chassis, coupled with a tubular frame and a lightweight aluminium body. It boasts Technical Partners such as OMP and Pirelli.
Following Zagato’s gentlemen-driver heritage, the car has been commissioned by the Alfa Romeo
Zagato collector Martin Kapp, during the Zandvoort Tribute to Zagato event, where more than 130 Alfa Romeo Zagatos were celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the brand.
Martin Kapp owns, among his Alfa Romeo Collection: SZ coda tonda and SZ coda tronca, TZ and TZ2, Junior Z and S.Z.
|released at||2010 Villa d’Este Concours|
|predeccesor||1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2|
|valvetrain||DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl|
|fuel feed||Electronic Injection|
|displacement||4200 cc / 256.30 in³|
|power||313.2 kw / 420 bhp|
|specific output||100.0 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||494.12 bhp per tonne|
|body / frame||Aluminum Body over Carbon Fiber Tub|
|front tires||245/645 “18 – Slick 640|
|rear tires||285/645 “18 – Slick 650|
|f suspension||Independent w/Ohlins Dampers|
|r suspension||Independent w/Ohlins Dampers|
|curb weight||850 kg / 1874 lbs|
|wheelbase||2500 mm / 98.4 in|
|front track||1622 mm / 63.9 in|
|rear track||1617 mm / 63.7 in|
|length||4345 mm / 171.1 in|
|width||1200 mm / 47.2 in|
|height||1944 mm / 76.5 in|
|top speed||~300 kph / 186.30 mph|
|0 – 100 kph||~3.5 seconds|