The Alfa Romeo RZ Is One of the Strangest 1990s Sports Cars

10. Lip 2021.
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Alfa Romeo RZ review! The Alfa Romeo SZ and RZ are two of the strangest sports cars of the 1990s. Today I'm reviewing the Alfa RZ (the convertible version of the Alfa SZ) and I'll show you the quirks and features of the Alfa RZ/SZ. I'm also going to drive the Alfa Romeo RZ and show you what it's like behind the wheel of this odd car.


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  • Why Doesn't Doug have a Quirks category in the Doug score?

    Vodka SourVodka SourPrije 4 minuta
  • Imagine being the guy who owns this car and emailing Doug like “hey Doug, wanna see something really weird?”

    tr comettr cometPrije sat
  • Only Doug can talk about a cars roof for 12 minutes

    James PowellJames PowellPrije 3 sati
  • You would never understand alfa romeo

    Javier BarreraJavier BarreraPrije 4 sati
  • Imagine the warm weather and you place your arm on the metal armrest

    Zaf AZaf APrije 5 sati
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      Dong DemuroDong DemuroPrije 5 sati
  • Doug: "No one was really building blocky coupes in 1990's" Volvo: "Am I joke to you?"

    Lauri nieminenLauri nieminenPrije 5 sati
  • So pleased you reviewed this car. Growing up in Europe this car represented a design stage for Alfa. There was the 75, 55 and a 30, all really square. Not as ugly as this one though. Always wanted to know what they were like!

    Robert van DeventerRobert van DeventerPrije 6 sati
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      Dong DemuroDong DemuroPrije 5 sati
  • 15:03 - that was scary

    Alessandro BellaviteAlessandro BellavitePrije 7 sati
  • It seem to me, that's it look alike the Renault R19 convertible, no ?

    Maurice FonvielleMaurice FonviellePrije 9 sati
    • Anyway, sorry, but Zagato is one of the best Italian designer...

      Maurice FonvielleMaurice FonviellePrije 9 sati
  • oh fuck yes, give me that big citroen c6. I've been looking forward to this

    Stew PStew PPrije 12 sati
  • I actually prefer the coupe tbh.

  • Looks like a square pickup in the back without the usable pickup bed and the front is like a squashed brain bug from starship troopers. I think Alfa peaked with the last Spider and never recovered. Every design since the mid-90s including the modern Giulia and 4C and even the 8C are ugly cars.

    Winter 1944Winter 1944Prije 13 sati
  • Holy shit my MR2 spyder feels like a god damn suv storage wise now. LOL...

    NickNickPrije 14 sati
  • Doug, is ranting about having to WALK from the trunk to the front door and bend down to push a button to open it.. And ranting on about that this car is weird and and just ugly..

    Per-Martin BjørkPer-Martin BjørkPrije 15 sati
  • The couple is actually really sharp.

    Daniel LindyDaniel LindyPrije 15 sati
  • You over emphasized on how the top works. But if you really thought it was that funny, good on you.

    Stephen GarciaStephen GarciaPrije 16 sati
  • I really hate the color red...not a convertible guy either...but for some reason I love this car. I'd drive it and show it off

    Brandon PiperBrandon PiperPrije 17 sati
  • To be fair, every BMW until the 90's also had the same little diagram on the climate controls to turn on the defogger.

    Danny's GarageDanny's GaragePrije 19 sati
  • It looks like a Vector W8's kid sister!

    Josh RiverJosh RiverPrije 21 sat
  • The RZ is from the 80s (concept) and that was the design of the times and it was concidered cool, but times change....

    Boris KosticBoris KosticPrije 21 sat
  • The coupe was depicted in the Amiga game Supercars (II?) and I will always love those 8 individual headlamps

    R. S. RobertsenR. S. RobertsenPrije 21 sat
  • The coupe looks way, way better and I want one.

    B.C.B.C.Prije 23 sati
  • Doug, please test Mercedes C140 CL600)

    Рома КуріннийРома КуріннийPrije 23 sati
  • Hahahahah nekogas ubavinata e vo seto toa so go KRITIKUVAS

    Baze JordanoskiBaze JordanoskiPrije dan
  • I was expecting to see a very large ash tray for “storage”. None the less, it ticks all the alfa romeo boxes. There’s at least 1 major thing wrong. Or several! Gotta love them for that.

    Gregg CesaroniGregg CesaroniPrije dan
  • Man,it's the first time i see that car, and, I don't know what you see ugly from that 90's car, im really picky and i really like it, it's strange amd difficult to put the rooftop but it's attractive, yeah.. I really like it

    Silvavitorsilva SilvaSilvavitorsilva SilvaPrije dan
  • You Cars and Bids is amazing! Congrats on your first year!

    Deep Blue2Deep Blue2Prije dan
  • Et El rayzahm Una kutlus.. Sooprehmoh.

    Brad WolfBrad WolfPrije dan
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    Blanche EsperanzaBlanche EsperanzaPrije dan
  • The opening panel between the seats is for access to the storage behind the seats..... not for randomly having it down for kicks. LORD!

    Yngve ThonYngve ThonPrije dan
  • Has a look of a BMW 3 series of the era

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  • The Alfa 159 had similar lights

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  • Isn't the folding part with the speaker for storage?

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  • Are they made from metal?

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  • I think Alfa were trying to go more upmarket, it's rear wheel drive isn't it?

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  • They look scifi

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  • I dont know what you people in america find good looking, but as a man who always dresses up for the occasion, suits up 5 out of 7 days of the week and finds cargo shorts repulsive and thinks crocs should be iligalised for bad taste, i find those bulky lines very enticing.

    miguel teixeiramiguel teixeiraPrije dan
  • I didn't know the Citroen C6 was sold in America! Cool car, nobody bought one!

    Cartoon Fish! Fun videos!Cartoon Fish! Fun videos!Prije dan
  • Nobody build cars with that design? Ever heard of the CRX?

    Ammageddon89Ammageddon89Prije dan
  • Fun fact: Stevie Wonder designed this car. True story bro 🥴

    G RodriguezG RodriguezPrije dan
  • You can put the center console down for a rolling tray👀👀

    wild pokerwild pokerPrije dan

    Arron SomervilleArron SomervillePrije dan
    • Can you show me an original? Mine (owned 23 years, only 5k km when I bought it, so unlikely to have been replaced) is blank, all the others I’ve seen are blank…

      jamie es30jamie es30Prije dan
  • Doug .. the kind of guy that play some hillbilly banjo music while getting off the roof of an Alfa Romeo roadster coupe

    budaroddybudaroddyPrije dan
  • This is one of the funniest reviews yet, 😄. Certainly an ugly car. Looks like a Dodge Dynasty in the back and a Mitsubishi in the front, wow.

    Jeremiah AllynJeremiah AllynPrije dan
  • I think there is a bit of Psychology involved in this car... Its called.. COMMITTED. You have to COMMIT to doing something. You have to COMMIT to bringing the TOP up or down. You have to COMMIT to doing things.. that youd like to do. The Design of the vehicle.. sounds like its purposeful for making people think and have them exert a bit of effort. --- And knowing how little effort people apply to the majority of their decisions involving a car.. This would be foreign to them.

    SLID Tossed Pissed Elemental Into Bleu Cheese SaladSLID Tossed Pissed Elemental Into Bleu Cheese SaladPrije dan
  • I kinda like it. I wouldn’t trust it to make it to the grocery store though

    DAS PPGDAS PPGPrije dan
  • Visit vitadealership to buy cars at affordable rates, just bought a BMW, it was very cheap thou,i was amazed 😮

    Sylveria LucySylveria LucyPrije dan
  • Front actually doesn't look like bad but that fat rear part is ridiculous

    eric131313eric131313Prije dan
  • This guy has bad taste, this is a fucking beautiful car, most alfa romeos were designed to look different and unique, a breath of fresh air from the market.

    Thunder ThighsThunder ThighsPrije dan
  • Did you get this from CNC motors?

    Stop BanningmeStop BanningmePrije dan
  • Hey Doug you should do a video on the Alfa Romeo 75 aka Milano in the US it's the car the SZ/RZ is based on

    philagethechefphilagethechefPrije dan
  • stop laughing ... this is a cool car !!

    Cultsk8sCultsk8sPrije 2 dana
  • Do model s plaid!

    Gaurav KritiGaurav KritiPrije 2 dana
  • Famous for its looks… yes - famous for looking amazing. Should we be surprised Mr Sartorial here thinks it looks laughable?

    TomTomPrije 2 dana
  • it literally looks plumb like doug said i wonder now if it would look better - lowered and with a better fitment edit: i dont think its ugly.

    Kan S.Kan S.Prije 2 dana
  • The car is just beautiful

    Fahad MFahad MPrije 2 dana
  • This gotta be the most anime looking car ever!

    VAV hakobyanVAV hakobyanPrije 2 dana
  • I am guessing you had a bad day before doing this video!!! How to piss off proper motor geeks, lovers of Zagato, the Busso V6 and especially Alfisti everywhere. This is only the second time Doug, I think you missed the mark by a massive margin. The other was the dog Tesla. Give me a shout when Tesla actually make a car rather than throw it together like a McDonalds happy meal free plastic toy. If you are all American, is this a case of it being GOOD that the Alfa SZ and RZ were not sold in America!!! 1) Whatever your thoughts are Doug, this car is a design icon. If there is no understanding of the brutish looks, ok, but a simple internet search would shout that art museums and anyone within the automotive design industry crave this car, for its design. This will become a major historical icon like the Aston DB4 GT Zagato and the Jaguar XKSS. So calling a design icon "ugly", boy are you at odds with the rest of the world. 2) The Busso engine, one of the greatest V6 engines ever made, needs to be revved. So saying "it doesn't feel powerful" while driving like a 90 year old Florida resident, really!! The Busso is an engine that demands driving and is best at the 6000 revs, not crapping around at 2000 revs and relying on the torque. My Alfa 164 V6 with the same engine, red lined at 7,500 revs, but after some minor adjustments was good for 9,000 and sang like a opera. It is very sad you missed the opportunity to experience the engine driven properly. Sorry mate, you got this one ALL wrong. P.S. A car from a similar period the Dodge Viper, what was the roof like on that? :-D

    jumpfer Joyjumpfer JoyPrije 2 dana
  • A beautiful car, with a few quirks, like every other Alfa, or Italian car come to that. The passion of owning such a rare classic far outweighs the minor inconvenience of having to stop to put down the roof. I think you have totally missed the point of this car Doug, and you are looking at it from a 'daily drivers' point of view..

    john kellyjohn kellyPrije 2 dana
  • i hate that he calls it a SPORTS CAR and then complains about the "cargo space". It`s intended to go for fun/relaxing drives not go shopping for groceries and furniture. Get your keys, car`s papers and phone, get in and just enjoy driving it that is what it was intended for

    Finally HereFinally HerePrije 2 dana
  • I really like this car, and I will be happy while driving it.

    Majd QudahMajd QudahPrije 2 dana
  • Damn, 100.000? In venezuela they are pretty common

    Lifesweird FLifesweird FPrije 2 dana
  • Google lense you could have hovered your phone over the italian and it will translate for you

    J JonesJ JonesPrije 2 dana
  • Doug, I don’t know how… but you’ve finally showed me a car that I never knew existed. Amazing.

    Sage WSage WPrije 2 dana
  • Interesting. This must have been the inspiration to so many SUV convertibles

    Patrick RehPatrick RehPrije 2 dana
  • I had Alfa's for 22 years. The only car with the soul. When i had the warning lights on I would just parked it in the garage and politely asked to fix itself. And in the morning everything would be ok...thats why its the only car with the broke itself and fix itself... Love Alfa's and will be Alfista for good even though i have Mercedes these days :)

    Jurica RuicJurica RuicPrije 2 dana
  • Is this what they drove in the remake of Romeo + Juliet?

    JJ BoiseJJ BoisePrije 2 dana
  • Those doors are gonna struggle with the size of most north Americans 😂

    Jade SmithJade SmithPrije 2 dana
  • Anyone else think they uploaded this video but kept it at 1.25% speed?? Doug seems like he's on fast forward but just barely

    Paul F.Paul F.Prije 2 dana
  • Literally 1 second in & already cringing "Thisss😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣"

    CorbinCorbinPrije 2 dana
  • I dont think this is a ugly car, i know im weird :P

    L4stD4nc3L4stD4nc3Prije 2 dana
  • 23:10 His laugh 😂😂😂

    Jose CisnerosJose CisnerosPrije 2 dana
  • I wish you to review Peugeot 307 cc (that is convertible too). It least it has a trunk.

    iannickCZiannickCZPrije 3 dana
  • Seems to have the aerodynamics of a brick.

    R ConteR ContePrije 3 dana
  • 12:29 I think is to put your stuff in/out the "trunk".

    Luca BlightLuca BlightPrije 3 dana
  • The coup is definitely something I want!

    Storm TomlinsonStorm TomlinsonPrije 3 dana
  • Arguably the least stylish man ever commenting on style. That my American friends is lesson 1 in irony!

    DavidDavidPrije 3 dana
    • After having that old turd of a vase sitting on a boring table in his older monologs I would definitely agree.

      Planes Trains & Dogs n CarsPlanes Trains & Dogs n CarsPrije 2 dana
  • Most ugliest car ever built. Seriously

    Lee SangyeopLee SangyeopPrije 3 dana
    • Uglier than the Fiat Multipla?

      Jer CalJer CalPrije 2 dana
  • It looks kinda funny and a lot like a concept car. The front looks sick though but after that it gets worse and worse😂😅 Also, they are waaaaay too expensive in my opinion😅

    RuftinatorRuftinatorPrije 3 dana
  • I don't know why Doug bothers to review cars like this, then proceeds to act all childish and snarky throughout the video. This is a the very definition of avant garde design and like it or hate, that's the point. It's experimental, unorthodox and extremely cutting edge. It literally looks like nothing else on the road because that's what they were going for. And while everything is subjective, the coupe is far better looking than the roadster. Are you blind man?

    Michael HughesMichael HughesPrije 3 dana
  • I think the designers of the car had a background in missile launch system design.

    MrPsychomonkeyMrPsychomonkeyPrije 3 dana
  • They made the prototype out of Lego Technic and then scaled it up 😎

    Joe BrierleyJoe BrierleyPrije 3 dana
  • "Let's start with opening the hood, which is a little bit weird." Proceeds to open the hood like every normal front engine car.

    FlopsyFlopsyPrije 3 dana
    • Doug has gotten so good at ass-kissing empty word writing that he presents completely normal car features as quirks. He really needs to tone down the fake hype over every single thing

      Arsenije MArsenije MPrije 3 sati
  • The flashbacks and nightmares started to kicks in as soon as i saw that Citroën

    Muhammad IzzatMuhammad IzzatPrije 3 dana
  • The centre console folds to provide you storage. The thing on the key is quadrofiglio verde.

    Dom KukuljicaDom KukuljicaPrije 3 dana
  • Doug DeMuro - Your videos are downloaded and translated into Russian. And you don't know. If you don't understand, your channel has a clone.

    Канал Best TravelКанал Best TravelPrije 3 dana
  • I can't decide if it looks more like a boat or a block of apartments....

    Ben WrigleyBen WrigleyPrije 3 dana
  • Cool. Reminds me of a wedge that lumberjacks use.

    rob379rob379Prije 3 dana
  • DeMuro wouldn’t know a good looking car even if it bit him in the taint.

    Veritas ValebitVeritas ValebitPrije 3 dana
  • To be a little fair.. the honda crx(one of my fav cars) tho true hatchback.. it too has a flat ass like that lol with lights going across like a long rectangle ish look. So considering that, its not entirely out of place from the time period imo

    DjStiv3DjStiv3Prije 3 dana
  • Sometimes i wonder if dougie would be interested in reviewing another... but rare, yugo. Got a black special edition and its an automatic!!! yugo, with louvers and about 20k miles. Pretty well preserved. Im in the midwest, lmk, i think i can convince my old man to let ya do a review and whatnot.

    DjStiv3DjStiv3Prije 3 dana
  • Okay, I love you Doug, but I feel the point of this car is kinda missed. Also, it was mostly designed by the Fiat department, not the Alfa department, to make it even weirder. First, the SZ and RZ are based on the GTV6 platform. Same platform the 75/Milano V6 was based on eventually. This platform is revered for its genius handling, engine, weight distribution, and passionate driving character. That platform went on to win many races across touring and rally cars. Even today, you go to the Neurenberg Ring in Germany, one of the preferred cars to race there is the 75. The reason nobody talks about the SZ and RZ's great driving and handling is because, well, that is because the GTV6 and 75 were already famous for it, so why talk about a given? The SZ/RZ were a promotional vehicle, as brands often do, with a high price markup, intended to provide 'attention' to the brand. Just as is done with making small production run homogenized racing cars. It was never intended to be a 'serious' production model. More like a prototype in a limited production run, using an existing platform. And this shows. It was intended to be a bit of a showpiece, which improved and extended on the handling of the GTV6 in a unique and exclusive 'extra' model. That's also why it's made out of plastic instead of metal, to save weight. Also, not very successful, and the body part fitting is, because of this, awful. It's also the reason a lot of the other features on the car are what they are. It's basically a retrofit of an existing platform, purely meant for driving pleasure. Its target audience was people that would take it to the track every now and then. Or at least, use the (italian) roads that way. But, it did what it was intended to do, the SZ and RZ are a blast to drive. Just like the GTV6 is, but even lighter (the GTV6 is already pretty light). When you see the design drawings of the car, it actually looks pretty neat. I wouldn't say pretty, but cool and agressive, like an attack dog. But because they used plastic as a body material, the edges were all rounded off, completely botching that razor sharp look, into a like a fisher-price toy car bulky mess. So yes, now agreed entirely on par that the car seems to have been the result of a drunken design bet by the design team, and somehow the intern won. From the origin design , you can see clear styling cues there originating from Giugiaro, with the Delorean and the '80s, VW Sirocco, and taking the 'truncated butt' style to the max (which was an aerodynamics feature at the time), but it all comes together very oddly with that plastic. But it did stand out. And it does go like stink around corners. Like most Alfa's, that genius platform works magic when you are through windy roads or on the track. Long straight roads with traffic lights? Not going to shine there. Experience? Driving a GTV6 from NY to San Francisco and back. Much better at home in the hilly curvy roads of Tuscany.

    Tom BosschaertTom BosschaertPrije 3 dana
    • Wow! I always learn something here! Well done, Tom!

      Robert van DeventerRobert van DeventerPrije 6 sati
  • Never heard of this one thats for sure! Very good looking and aggressive from the front, nice!

    Al E. GatorAl E. GatorPrije 3 dana
  • He said “door cylinder” at 6:11. Lol hahaha

  • So sad to see such a great front of a car be wasted on such an ugly rest of a car :\

    realLestarterealLestartePrije 3 dana
  • Hmmm I actually always thought that this is one of the stylish cars. With and without a roof.

    Napoleon WannafarteNapoleon WannafartePrije 3 dana
  • 4:40 nope coupe looks better

    Szymon RybaSzymon RybaPrije 3 dana
  • Doug is exceptionally annoying in this video with constant fake laughs..

    Eric7491Eric7491Prije 3 dana
  • Car looks better with the trunk open.

    Josh LaughlinJosh LaughlinPrije 3 dana