RE: An Alfa returns to touring cars...

RE: An Alfa returns to touring cars...

Monday 16th November 2015

An Alfa returns to touring cars...

... it's a FWD hatch in the TCR series. Sorry.



Let's just for one second imagine a future scenario for Alfa Romeo. The new Giulia is launched to rave reviews, sales are good and all is well. Then some bright spark decides that motorsport involvement would be a wise move and a Giulia DTM car is made, taking it to the Germans as the fabulous 155 DTM did back in the 90s. It won't have a V6 by then but wouldn't the Giulia make an incredible touring car?

Well if you're after flamboyance...
Well if you're after flamboyance...
We're getting ahead of ourselves. This is the latest Alfa touring car, a Giulietta prepped for the TCR series that we've seen VW, Opel and SEAT build cars for recently. This isn't a factory effort though, the car having been developed by Romeo Ferraris. The original plan as for the car to test in early November to make the season finale in Macau but sadly this hasn't happened. The car is apparently ready to go now though, with first running set to take place in Italy this week.

It's powered by the same 1.75-litre four-cylinder engine seen in the roadgoing Cloverleaf but there's now a six-speed Sadev dog-ring box and limited-slip diff also. Expect power to be around 330hp, in line with the other TCR cars.

As for how the Romeo Ferraris Giulietta looks, we'll let you be the judge. It's certainly quite a bit different to the road car... Romeo Ferraris aims to have the first 10 Giulietta TCRs built by April, with a price of 98,000 euros (Β£69,000) plus taxes. Perhaps not the most iconic Alfa racing car there's ever been then, but surely you'd rather race this than an Astra?



[Source: TCR]

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R66STU

Original Poster:

271 posts

133 months

Monday 16th November 2015
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Hmm, not sure if i like the proportions or not.. from the back it seems to look ok ish, but you could fit immigrants in those wheel arches.

burningdinos

122 posts

78 months

Monday 16th November 2015
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Square wheel arches... Were they inspired by the Jeep Liberty?



Krikkit

19,242 posts

138 months

Monday 16th November 2015
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Like the shape, what an awful colour scheme though!

tr7v8

6,350 posts

185 months

Monday 16th November 2015
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I like that & the colour scheme is lovely!

kambites

59,894 posts

178 months

Monday 16th November 2015
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My word, someone has managed to make the Giulietta uglier! Still it's a racing car so I suppose it at least has an excuse.

pSynrg

238 posts

139 months

Monday 16th November 2015
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That's horrendous!

R6VED

1,137 posts

97 months

Tuesday 17th November 2015
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That is pretty rancid to be honest and that colour scheme is fricking awful - in black or red it might look marginally less unpleasant.