As far as rare cars go, the special, limited-edition, street-spec supercar, the Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale, is among the top collectibles on the list. Carrozzaria Zagato only produced nine of these cars. In collaboration with Alfa Romeo, Zagato based the car on the Dodge Viper, also built under the same Fiat Group parent company, and created an original body for it. The car was introduced in 2011.
Zagato and Alfa Romeo have worked together on many historic cars since 1920s, but some of the most famous include the TZ and TZ2, racing sports that brought glory to both companies after their debut in 1963. The TZ3 pays homage to the TZ series, which was the personification of speed and beauty of the glory days of the past and was designed to be a car that would open a new chapter in TZ history.
While the exterior does carry over the long-nosed short-wheelbase style with an abruptly cut off 'coda tronca' design at the rear end, chief designer Norihiko Harada studied the original TZ structure and styling, and then designed the new TZ from the ground up. To avoid cutting off the flow from front to rear, the pillars are covered in glass to show the design in a more dynamic fashion. The double-bubble roof is reminiscent of Zagato designs from the 1950s. This TZ3 Stradale's engine is indeed worthy of an Alfa Romeo race car: it's an 8.4-liter V10 producing 599 BHP, making this car a piece of sublime rolling sculpture that's also quite a menace on the racetrack.
The Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale '11 can be purchased from the dealership for 605,000 Credits. It has a detailed interior.