Alfa Romeo SZ 3.0
The Alfa Romeo SZ. The car that guarded the concept of ‘you hate it, or you love it’. A car that had to shake off a lot and managed to tickle the Alfist again. After the Alfasuds that gave themselves back to nature pretty quickly, Alfa had to start polishing its image. And they took that quite literally, by replacing all the metal of the 75 body with plastic. According to Alfa themselves for pure weight saving and handling and had nothing to do with previous rust spots on the wheel arches. The eventual 1260 kilograms, 10 kg heavier than the 75, is something we’ll forget about for now.
Up front, the V6 Busso engine got some extra espresso and the suspension was borrowed from the Alfa 75 IMSA racer. These Koni’s are adjustable, up to 5 cm higher and lower. Still a bit of Dutch glory on such an Italian wedge! And the handling? When the asphalt is at temperature, the burrata’s tear open in the corner!
We must give her credit; it is a kart on wheels powered by Pavarotti’s brother; the Busso! What-a-party! Ours comes from a Dutch collection and is due to a new road-lover who will spearhead it on the old Stelvio pass. Because there, the SZ is really in its element.I'm interested in this object