Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Meet the world’s first “American” Alfa Romeo

alfa0.png
alfa1.png

To the cynic, the unveiling of a new concept car is akin to the purchase of a lottery ticket. Yes, there’s a chance something big could come out of it, but water turns into wine about as frequently. Right? Not quite.

Almost exactly a year ago, we brought you news of Alfa Romeo’s award-winning concept car, the TZ3 Corsa. Now, say hello to its limited-edition, production counterpart: the Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale. Only 10 will be available and if you think tough times may hinder sales, think again — one has already been snapped up by a US collector.

While the Corsa — inspired by classic Sixties Alfas the TZ1 and TZ2 — was a pure racer, its progeny is designed to be driven in Ray-Bans rather than a crash helmet. However, that’s not to suggest that it’s in any way sluggish. Far from it. Like the Corsa, the Stradale was created by renowned Italian design house Zagato, which has lent its expertise to the likes of Ferrari, Maserati and Aston Martin.

Zagato doesn’t really know how to do slow, which explains why it has based the Stradale on the 8.4-litre V10 engine and chassis of Chrysler’s Dodge Viper ACR.

No performance figures have been released for the Stradale yet, but the Viper’s speed peaked at 184mph. It’s this connection that has prompted Zagato to label the car the “first American Alfa Romeo”.

Prices are on application to Zagato but, as legendary banker and art collector JP Morgan is often assumed to have said (about how much it cost to run his yacht, in case you’re interested), if you have to ask, you should probably re-mortgage your house. Or something to that effect.

Related

lauren1.jpg

Ralph Lauren's Cars

saint2.jpg

Vintage cars to invest in

ETypeREX.jpg

10 Cars that changed the world

Comments

More

Just 13 reptiles that look like Michael Gove

Gove. Reptile. But can you tell them apart?

by Dave Fawbert
17 Jan 2017

Here's everything we know about missing flight MH370

With the underwater search for the lost plane now suspended, we take a look at what is clear

by Ryan Young
17 Jan 2017

A quarter of men cry after performance reviews

And Millennials are sensitive too

17 Jan 2017

New research finds your daily coffee habit is seriously good for you

Mo' coffee mo' lifespan

by Jamie Carson
17 Jan 2017

This Scottish newspaper just destroyed Donald Trump's inauguration

Need some ice, Donny?

by Emily Badiozzaman
16 Jan 2017

These 8 men are richer than the poorest half of the world

The richest bunch from the 1%

by Emily Badiozzaman
16 Jan 2017

Theresa May is about to appear on the cover of a 'fashion bible'

Don't you have other things to be getting on with?

16 Jan 2017

What to do if you ring the police but aren't able to talk

Useful info to know

by Dave Fawbert
16 Jan 2017

Why all men should be more like Joe Biden

His mother always told him that “Nobody is better than you. You're not better than anybody, but nobody is better than you."

by Emily Badiozzaman
13 Jan 2017

New guide reveals the best places to travel for each month of the year

Don't book a 2017 holiday without reading this first

by Emily Badiozzaman
13 Jan 2017