From my friends at Amelia Island…
Jacksonville, FL – (February 27, 2013) – The last of only nine custom built ALFA Romeo Stradale TZ3s will make its debut on the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance field on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Known as the Italian sports car with “the heart of a Viper and the soul of an ALFA”, this stunning automobile is sure to please international car fans.
Just nine Stradale TZ3s have been constructed to celebrate the centenary of Carrozzeria Zagato in 2010. The Azzurro California hued example slated to appear at the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is the final car in the exclusive series.
Built by Carrozzeria Zagato as a design exercise, the Stradale TZ3 wears the ancient traditional ALFA-Romeo badge of the serpent and the 1925 world grand prix champion’s wreath. Under its elegant and sensuous carbon fiber bodywork the new Zagato TZ3 Stradale packs the brute force of another potent snake, the 8.3 liter 600 hp V-10 of the new SRT Viper.
“The Zagato Stradale TZ3 is a gorgeous car and one we feel honored to have debut at the Amelia,” said Bill Warner, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Amelia Island Concours. “The car’s American underpinnings and Italian design make it a perfect fit for our field.”
Zagato calls the Stradale TZ3 “the first American ALFA in automotive history” combining “unbridled American power and Italian grace”. Inspired by the motto “bellazza necessaria” (beautiful necessity) the TZ3’s Kamm tail, “double bubble roof” and round taillights are all prominent Zagato design signatures.
“The TZ3 is a very serious machine and will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds,” says the Stradale’s Florida-based owner. “I chose the Azzurro California blue color to match the Florida Sky, and I’m looking forward to seeing it on Amelia’s field on Concours day.”
The 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will be held March 8-10th on the 10th and 18th fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. The show’s Foundation has donated over $2 million to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc. and other charities on Florida’s First Coast since its inception in 1996.
About The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
Now in its second decade, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world. Always held the second full weekend in March, “The Amelia” draws more than 300 rare vehicles from collections around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a celebration of the automobile like no other. Since 1996, the show’s Foundation has donated over $2 million to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc. and other deserving charities on Florida’s First Coast. The 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for March 8-10, 2013. For more information, visit www.ameliaconcours.org or call 904-636-0027.
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