Thursday, 23 June 2016
GOODWOOD - Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio makes UK debut at Goodwood along with the rest of the range.
Alfa Romeo Giulia TI Super (1963)
The revolutionary and ground-breaking Giulia saloon debuted in 1962. The advertising claim "designed by the wind" was inspired by the Giulia's outstanding drag coefficient of 0.34, which would still be competitive on today's market. This sports saloon became the backbone of Alfa Romeo's line-up, as well as a production link between the company's Portello and Arese plants.
Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Am (1970)
Four round headlamps; a raised and aggressive profile and bulging wheel arches: there’s no mistaking the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA for anything else. The version on show at Goodwood this is year is the GT Am, derived from fuel-injected Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV which was sold in the United States. Only 40 of the GT Am racers were ever built, powered by a 240hp 2.0-litre engine (max power at 7,500rpm) with a mechanical fuel injection system either by Spica or Lucas.
Alfa Romeo 33/3 Le Mans (1970)
Evolved from the 2.0-litre V8 in the Alfa Romeo 33/2, the engine that powers the 33/3 is a fuel-injected, 2,998cc V8 with four-valves per cylinder which produced an impressive 400hp at 8000 rpm and capable of propelling the six-speed 33/3 to 330 km/h. With bodywork formed from lightweight aluminium and titanium panels, the 33/3 was light and agile enough to compete with 5.0-litre competitor vehicles and in 1971 won several significant endurance races, including the Targa Florio with Vaccarella and Hezemans behind the wheel.
Alfa Romeo 33 TT 12
On May 5 1973, during the height of popularity of the World Sportcar Championship, the Alfa Romeo 33 TT 12 made its debut at the “1000 km of Spa-Francorhamps", lining up alongside some of the most prestigious competitors of the day. Part of the "33" family first seen in 1967, the TT (Telaio Tubolare or tubular chassis) was derived from the previous V8-powered 33 TT3 but was now powered by a monster 3.0-litre, 12-cylinder boxer engine with an output of over 500hp and a top speed of 330km/h. Clothed in an unusual aerodynamic body, its unmistakable appearance was characterized by two side fins, a huge air intake and a "periscope" rear view mirror.
Museo Storico Alfa Romeo
Borrowed from Alfa Romeo’s incredible heritage collection, these vehicles are often on display at the recently-reopened Alfa Romeo museum in Arese, Milan. Completely refurbished, the museum has more than 70 of the collection’s 250-plus cars on display at any given time (69 of the most significant pieces in Alfa Romeo’s historic collection within the museum plus various temporary exhibitions), grouped together in sections title “Timeline”, “Beauty” and “Speed”. Since opening on June 24th 2015, the museum has already had more than 100,000 visitors from all over the world. For more details on the museum, which is open from 10am to 6pm every day (closed Tuesdays, open to 10pm on Thursdays) please visit www.museoalfaromeo.com.