What Is The Most Quintessentially Italian Car?

Germany may be the recognized birthplace of the automobile, but no nation claims fast, beautiful cars as a part of its identity like Italy. What's the most truly Italian car ever made in Italy?

Screaming little engine: Check. Achingly gorgeous bodywork: Check. Built for racing on real roads: Check. Rarer than handmade Armani couture: Check. The Alfa Romeo TZ2 dominated small-displacement Continental roadracing in its day, and is probably the most intensely desirable postwar Alfa — and a perfect example of everything lovable about la Reppublica' s cars all wrapped up in one hip-high Weber-carbureted package.


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