13. Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale
You may wonder why this list features an Alfa Romeo since Alfa is a well-known factory that doesn’t produce supercars. However, they created one model so strange, obscure, and rare, it is fitting for this article. They introduced the Alfa Romeo TZ 3 Stradale in 2011 in just nine vehicles. However, the TZ name has been present in Alfa history since the 1960s when they produced several sports and racing cars. And they included the TZ 1 and TZ 2. The “T” is for Turbulare and the “Z” is for Zagato, the designer house. To connect with its glorious racing past, Alfa Romeo presented a limited production model called the TZ 3 in 2011 with a Zagato body. The automobile public was surprised when they presented the new model because Alfa didn’t have the chassis or the engine for such a model.
When they revealed the specifications, the secret came to the light. The Alfa Romeo TZ 3 was a previous generation Dodge Viper ACR-X in a track-prepared version. Alfa dressed the Viper in a Zagato body but left the important mechanical components and the massive 8.2-liter engine intact. Even the interior was the same except the badging was Alfa Romeo instead of Dodge. The TZ 3 had a supercar-beating performance with 600 HP, 3.4 seconds 0 to 60 mph acceleration time, and a 200-mph top speed. Despite the fancy Italian suit, V10 engine, perfect driving dynamics, and legendary name, Alfa only managed to sell nine copies. Today, only six years after they released it, almost nobody remembers the Alfa Romeo TZ 3.