Alfa Romeo SZ (ES-30 or Experimental Sportscar 3.0 litre)
was a high performance limited production sports car built
between 1989 and 1991 with partnership via Centro Stile Zagato,
Centro Stile Alfa Romeo and Centro Stile Fiat.
Robert Opron of the Fiat design studio was responsible for
the initial sketches of the Alfa Romeo SZ while Antonio Castellana
was largely responsible for the final styling details and
interior. Only the 'Z' logo of Zagato was kept.
The Alfa Romeo SZ's composite material coachwork came from
Zagato, while the 5 speed transaxle and suspension were taken
from the Alfa Romeo 75.
The angular styling of the SZ caused controversy when it was
revealed, some loved it, others thought it unimaginative and
ugly. Just under 1300 Alfa Romeo SZ and Alfa Romeo RZ convertibles (built from 1992 -1993)
were produced in total.