- Body Type: Coupe
- Full Service History
- 48,488 Km
- Year Built: 1992
- Engine Size: 3.0L
- Trans: Manual
- Ext color: Rosso Alfa number 130 - Duo Tone
- Int color: Beige leather
In its 90 year history, Alfa Romeo produced a lot of cars which have remained memorable whether commercially successful or otherwise. I think the SZ, as a high performance supercoupe is one of those cars.
There are few cars which are so unique that they’re considered a design classic as soon as they appear, but the Alfa Romeo SZ certainly is one of them. It was a product, a remarkable synthesis of two well known Italian companies looking for a new lease of life. There was Alfa Romeo, submerged in the Fiat-concern in the 1980s, with a tarnished image of building rusting cars which lacked quality searching for a renewed link with their exiting sportscar past. And there was Zagato, the Milan-based design studio and coach builder, which was making a gradual transition from developing and manufacturing (exotic) production car bodywork to industrial design and prototyping. Both companies found each other in a common need to reestablish their images in the late 1980s which lead to the remarkable Alfa Romeo SZ coupe and ultimately the RZ roadster. It wasn’t fashionable nor conservative, it took no cues from any other model and it wasn’t easy on the eyes. You either loved it or hated it and at best it was avant-garde. It set a standard which was never followed, it was named and revered as “The Monster”; it brought life to the scene of wind tunnel and consumer groups dictated anonymous car design. In other words: it stirred emotions. And that’s what makes a car more than an object.
Location:front longitudinal mounting.
Number of cylinders and arrangement: 6 60 V. light alloy block and heads, capacity: 2959 cm3.
Bore x Stroke: 93 x 72.60 mm.
Compression Ratio 10:1
Max. Power: 207 HP or 154 kw ( EEC standards ) at 6200 rpm.
Max. Torque: 25 kgm. ( EEC standards ) at 4500 rpm.
Valve arrangement: V-type overhead. 1 overhead camshaft per bank with rocker-arms, toothed belt.
Top speed: 250 km/h.
Acceleration: from 0 to 100 km/h in 7 seconds.
Ignition system: digital ignition.
Cooling system: pressurized liquid cooling with thermostatic electric fan ( capacity: 10 liters).
Fuel system: electric pump with shutoff device in case of collision, combined ignition and fuel injection system ( multipoint ) Bosh ML4.1 – Motronic. 3-way catalyst
( US ’83 standards ).
Fuel tank: internal, behind the rear seat ( capacity 68 litres ).
This particular example was built on the 16th of April 1992 and dispatched to the Alfa Romeo dealer “Autohaus Volk” in Ulm-Donau in Germany. Finished in Rosso Alfa number 130 – Duo Tone, showing 48,488 km on the odometer, this car has been well looked after and maintained.
A true collectors car!!!