The year 2010, marked the first centenary of the Italian automobile manufacturer Alfa Romeo. To celebrate the 100 years of the company, Zagato, a Milan based coach building and design center, fashioned a concept car called the Alfa Romeo TZ3. Presented as a next generation version of the famous Alfa Romeo race cars, TZ1 and TZ2, the TZ3 was based on the 8C Competizione. The TZ3 however, was not intended for use in race or for sale, but was made especially for the German collector Martin Kapp.
The weight of the car was highly reduced, courtesy the hand beaten aluminum body and the carbon fiber frame. Powered by a 420 HP V8 engine, the TZ3 reached the maximum speed of 300 Km/h and an acceleration rate of 0-100 Km/h in 3.5 seconds. The car also features a 6-Speed sequential gearbox and also won the 2010 edition of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy. In 2011, Zagato also unveiled a new version based on the Dodge Viper ACR-X and was called the TZ3 Stradale. The TZ3 Stradale was powered by a 8.4-liter V10 from the Dodge Viper and was limited to just 9 units. The designer of the TZ3 Stradale was Norihiko Harada. Image Credits @ Beetlebomb