Opinions differ wildly about the 1989 Alfa Romeo SZ Zagato. Originally designed as a top-shelf sports car, if not a supercar, it suffered greatly from its unconventional design than many loved and even more hated. In my opinion, the sides of the car are reminiscent of the sides of passenger cruise ship, while the front makes me think of gun sights. But that’s just me. There is no doubt, however that under the hood and where it really counts, the Alfa Romeo SZ Zagato had what counted!
It was partly based on the race version of the 75 sedan (Group A), including superior suspension, brakes and direction, and a superb original carbon-fiber dashboard. This powerful yet very weird-looking car also was made available as a convertible.
The 1989 Alfa Romeo SZ Zagato benefited from a excellent five-speed manual transmission and all-around disc brakes, and a powerful 210-horsepower 3-liter V6 engine. The car was good for a top speed of 152 mph (243 km/h) and a 0-60 acceleration of 7 seconds, was are very acceptable numbers.
Overall, Alfa Romeo produced just 1,000 SZ Zagato cars between 1989 and 1993, when it was cancelled. A rare, fun car with a real racing pedigree and an unusual design