• Apr 8th 2010 at 6:20PM
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Particularly astute (and Alfa-fanatical) readers may have noticed something missing from the Geneva Motor Show last month. With Alfa Romeo celebrating its centenary this year, the stoic Italian brand was reported to be commissioning three of Italy's finest design studios to produce concept cars for the brand. But cool though they were, only two showed up at the Geneva Palexpo: the Pininfarina 2uettottanta and the Bertone Pandion. We chalked it up to an error in the initial reports, but now it seems like we've discovered what happened to the third.

According to reports, Zagato – not ItalDesign Giugiaro – will be rolling in to the prestigious Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este this year with an Alfa Romeo concept of their own. Reportedly named the TZ3 Corsa, it follows the path of the original TZ1 and TZ2 (pictured above) which Zagato built on the basis of the old Alfa Giulia. Sources say it's made up of a carbon-fiber frame, with the 4.7-liter V8 from the 8C Competizione providing motivation.

If it looks half as good as the Perana Z-One (and twice as nice as the less fortunate Ferrari 550 GTZ Barchetta), we could have a real stunner on our hands. We have a feeling we won't mind the wait.

[Source: OmniAuto.it (translated) | Image: Brian Snelson via CC2.0]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      A really special Alfa, would be one that was actually coming stateside. NOW. Besides the 8c since it's made from unobtanium.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would kill all of you for an 8C.

      I would kill all of you even faster, with a smile on my face for one of these!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Also remember that Alfa's CEO said in an interview with Automobile

      "On June 24, 2010, Alfa Romeo will celebrate its centenary with a rather special new car fit to forge links between old times and a promising future. Mark your calendar."

      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey Enzo, why did Alfa guys buy that GTO from us?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Considering Enzo Ferrari got his start with Alfas and their racing stable, I'd say Alfa is the only company in the WORLD who has any right to borrow any design language that resembles something on a Ferrari.