Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ3 Concept by Zagato
Alfa Romeo is celebrating 100 years of car manufacturing in 2010. As previously announced, some major Italian design companies are sharing the joy of celebration with Alfa Romeo. And what other gifts could Alfa Romeo receive, if not high performance one-of-a-kind sports cars?
Bertone offered the Pandion, a 2+2 coupe with backward rotating doors and an all aluminum 4.7 liter 450 hp V8 engine. With a futuristic design, this concept could inspire the European coupes to come.
Pininfarina came up with 2uettottanta, a convertible inspired by 1966 to 1993 Alfa Romeo Spider and aiming to replace the 159 model.
The “Holy Trinity” of concepts built for Alfa Romeo 100th anniversary is completed by Zagato‘s Giulia TZ3 Concept. Zagato was in charge with the 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ1 and TZ2, a beautiful small engine sports car. The TZ3 is carrying on the legacy of TZ1 and TZ2 in terms of design and engineering, having its hand rolled aluminum body built on a carbon fiber frame.
With a car weight of only 850 kg (1,874 lb.), the 4.7 liter dry-sump V8 engine pushes this beauty to a top speed of over 300 km/h (186 mph). The acceleration is more than impressive: 3.5 seconds for 100km/h (62 mph) from a standstill.
The TZ3 is one of a kind, so don’t rush to the dealer shop and is not going to take part in racing, either.
Impressive gift for an impressive 100 year history. Happy Anniversary, Alfa Romeo!