Alfa Romeo RZ


Well, challenging to look at, anyhow. It’s an Alfa Romeo RZ; a car designed by Zagato, based on the ES-30 concept, built around the Alfa Romeo 75, and the most exclusive and rare Alfa Romeo… in the world. And Bulgarian tuner Vilner has just restored one of them to full factory spec.

Alfa planned to build 350 units of the RZ – after the SZ coupe – but in the end just 284 models rolled out of the factory between 1992 and 1994, making this blocky, tri-headlight RZ even rarer than the bite-the-back-of-your-hand-beautiful Alfa 8C Competizione.

It came with a 3.0-litre V6 engine positioned underneath that Lego-spec bonnet, powering the rear wheels to the tune of just over 200bhp and around 180lb ft of torque. Problem is, it’s so rare, owning one is even more painful than regular Alfa Pain. Finding parts is nigh on impossible. Step forward Vilner.