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Alfa Romeo 4C Heading for US

Published by on Mar 9th, 2011, No Comments

Alfa Romeo 4C, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show last week, is heading for a US release. It has been learnt that Fiat has plans to bring the Alfa Romeo brand to the United States. They are all set to work on creating a dealership presence along with the Fiat marquee.

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Alfa Romeo 4C Concept Charms Geneva

Published by on Mar 1st, 2011, No Comments

The Geneva Auto Show is witness to many a beauty making their debut.  Among them the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept has been showcased as a  two-seater vehicle that comes across as a rear-wheel drive sport coupe. The car maker proposes to take the concept to production without much delay. We hear the  model will go on sale in 2012.

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Alfa Romeo 2012 Giulia Added Details Surface

Published by on Dec 20th, 2010, No Comments

More details on the Alfa Romeo 2012 Giulia have surfaced, which say that the vehicle is riding on a front wheel drive platform, which is an elongated take on the Giulietta. This is contrary to earlier information that had surfaced, which suggested that the Giulia would be a rear wheel drive.

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Zagato Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa Race Car Finally Unveiled

Published by on Apr 26th, 2010, No Comments

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Zagato, the coach-building brand for Alfa Romeo created quite a stir when the teaser images of its TZ3 Corsa Race Car were first unveiled. The physical version of the car has now been unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy and it sure has the fanatics excited.

This race car is purpose-built to mark 90 years of collaboration between Zagato and Alfa Romeo. The race car is a two-seater and is powered by a rear-wheel driven mechanism with a mid-front mounted engine. What makes it a scorching racer is its low weight which is the courtesy of its handmade aluminum body. The TZ3 is powered by 4.2 liter V8 with 420 PS and the best part is that the engine calibration is manually adjustable. The commuter can dash from 0 to 100 km/h in a matter of 3.5 seconds.

Zagato Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa Racer Teaser Image

Published by on Apr 21st, 2010, No Comments

Zagato has been a premium name, famous for building coaches for Alfa Romeo. But believe it or not, Zagato unveils one-off or limited edition models from time to time. The next offering from the Zagato atelier is a racer dubbed the Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa — check out the teaser image below.

Zagato Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa race car

The upcoming racer draws its inspiration from Alfa Romeo TZ and TZ2 and this particular model was commissioned by a German racer whose identity hasn’t been disclosed. The racer is directly based on the 8C Competizione and its tubular chassis is a mono shell carved out of carbon fiber and later grazed with aluminum. Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy will be the event where the TZ3 will be unveiled for the first time.

Looks sooo sleek, don’t you think?

Bertone Designed Alfa Romeo Pandion First Image

Published by on Feb 18th, 2010, No Comments

Bertone Alfa Romeo Pandion Concept 3

Bertone is forging ahead with its Alfa Romeo Pandion as it has come up with the first images of the concept just a week after its first teaser sketch surfaced. Pandion is supposed to be showcased as one of three entrants at the Geneva Motor Show that will potentially replace the Alfa Romeo 159 also marking 100 years of existence for the brand. Design traits from the Saab Aero X and the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept can be spotted on the Bertone Alfa Romeo Pandion. It sports a sturdy looking front end, extensive glasswork and a oddly designed rear diffuser. Speculation is ripe that the concept is based on the Competizione hinting that it will be powered by a 4.7-liter V8 producing 450 bhp and 470 Nm of torque.

Alfa Romeo hoping for a US return in 2012

Published by on Feb 17th, 2010, No Comments

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The Americans had almost forgotten Fiats’ attractive brand the Alfa Romeo but the memories were ignited with the return of the 8C Competizione after a lingering gap of 14 years. Fiat now believes that Alfa Romeo could stage a full-fledged return to the US as it has a number of models which will be globally appreciated specially in the US. The brand will return to the US in the next 24 months with offering like the 159 replacement christened Giulia which adorns two forms- a middle segment sedan and a station wagon. Americans could also see an Alfa Romeo 166 replacement based on the Chrysler 300. Another touted model is the MiTo as a number of them have already been spotted in Detroit.

Car Of The Year finalists announced

Published by on Nov 27th, 2009, 2 Comments

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The finalists for the 2010 South African Snoozefest Car of the year have been announced. The finalists in no particular order of monotony are:

  • Alfa Romeo Mito 1.4i Turbo Petrol
  • Audi Q5 2.0 T STronic
  • Chevy Cruze 1.8 LS
  • Hyundai i20 1.6 GLS
  • Suzuki Alto 1(!) litre GLS
  • Toyota Prius
  • VW Golf 6 1.4 TSI 90 kw Comfortline
  • Volvo XC60 3.0T Geartronic

From here on the finalists go on a couple of tests which include high speed dynamic assessment, parking ability, handling and other tests all while monitoring the fuel consumption.

I suppose they will have a proper car to tow some of these babies around to get them to high speed because on their own steam they won’t get there.

Anyway, which one do you think will win and why – leave a comment.

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