Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

It is the event that every motor enthusiast waits for all year long. It will be held from 28 June to 1 July in West Sussex in England and Alfa Romeo will attend with current production models and some outstanding specimens from the Alfa Romeo Museum

There is an event that every motor enthusiast waits for all year long: the Goodwood Festival of Speed, an event that has been held in England since 1993 in the estate of the Earl of March. Legendary cars of yesteryear and today parade here for four days, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world.
In honour of the Giulia model, which celebrates its 50-year anniversary this year, the Alfa Romeo display area this year features two coupé racing versions: the powerful 1750 GT Am (1970), the development based on the 1750 GT Veloce, American version – hence the “Am” in the name – and the GTA 1300 Junior, the “enfant terrible”, in wide track configuration, which earned Alfa no less than two European Touring Car Championships in 1971 and 1972. Next to them are the Gran Premio Tipo B ‘P3’ of 1932, the Alfa 6C 3000CM of 1953, the Alfa GTA 1300 Junior of 1972 and the more recent Alfa 155 V6 TI DTM of 1993.
The six historic cars will face up to the Goodwood Hillclimb, a track of almost two kilometres that, starting from the south corner of the Goodwood Estate, turns sharply in front of Goodwood House before climbing up a rough, narrow road enclosed between stone walls and thick woodland up to the Goodwood racing track that dominates the top of the majestic South Downs. This track is so technical and difficult that it sorely tries the concentration and speed of the best drivers in the world.
Two examples of the MiTo will parade along with the historic cars: the 85 HP 1.3 JTDm and the 85 HP Turbo TwinAir, the latter in its UK début. The new Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde will also be in attendance. It set off on 24 June from the test track at Balocco (Vercelli) and reached Goodwood after passing through seven nations. There is also space for the 170 HP 1.4 TB MultiAir with the innovative Alfa TCT twin clutch automatic transmission, and naturally for the captivating Alfa 8C Spider which will bolt from the crowd to climb the roads of Goodwood Hill before being displayed in the “Supercar Paddock”.

 


Alfa Romeo MiTo Turbo TwinAir and three days of concerts for its UK début


The star of the event is the new Alfa Romeo MiTo Turbo TwinAir equipped with the innovative two-cylinder 0.9 Turbo TwinAir – voted “International Engine of the Year 2011” – which guarantees response and agility owing not only to an output of 85 HP at 5,500 rpm, but above all to a torque of no less than 145 Nm, constant between 2,000 and 3,500 rpm. All with a significant reduction in fuel consumption and emissions (only 98 g/km of CO2).


To launch this new model, Alfa Romeo is hosting a series of live acoustic performances by three big names at the stand prepared for the “Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012”.  In detail, they are the duo Tim Burgess and Mark Collins of The Charlatans, indie icons, supported by British rock legend Steve Cradock of Ocean Colour Scene, and then by alternative indie rocker Marner Brown during the three days of the festival. Also in its new version with Turbo TwinAir, the Alfa Romeo MiTo confirms its status as Energy Machine – the automotive expression of energy, technology and power – which stands out through its affinity with the world of youth and music. It is not by chance that Alfa Romeo has been promoting and sponsoring concerts, music events, DJ sets, bands, exhibits and high-level sessions since 2008. With the Alfa Romeo MiTo, Alfa Romeo is collaborating with original and innovative music projects on an international scale.


The public at the “Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012” can also admire a MiTo equipped with the outstanding turbodiesel 1.3 JTDm, which delivers a maximum output of 85 HP at 3500 rpm and a torque of 200 Nm at just 1500 rpm. This permits a top speed of 174 km/h and acceleration from 0–100 km/h in 12.9 seconds. Equipped with a variable geometry turbocharger, a new variable displacement oil pump and alternator with “smart charge”, the 1.3 JTDm belongs to the second generation of MultiJet engines and produces just 90 g/km of CO2 emissions in the mixed cycle. MultiJet II engines also guarantee category-leading levels of economy, emissions and performance. This means record fuel consumption: just 3.5 litres every 100 km in the combined cycle. What’s more, it must be remembered that as on all other Alfa Romeo diesel engines, the first service is required at 35,000 km, lowering maintenance costs even further.

 


Alfa Romeo celebrates 50 years of the “Giulia” model with 6 outstanding historic cars


June 1962, Monza - June 2012, Goodwood. Half a century separates these two dates and these two legendary locations for motorsport fans; one car unites them: the “Giulia”, presented to the international press on 27 June 1962 at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, a track where Alfa Romeo built up a great part of its legend. The sports saloon from Portello is 50 years old: this model is a fundamental part of the brand’s history, the first car – in all its variations – to be produced in one million models, the Alfa Romeo with the greatest international presence, in the 15 glorious years of its career, with the timeless Spider “Duetto” which carried on as far as 1994, considered “the last Giulia” by enthusiasts.


The Giulias starring at the 2012 edition of the Goodwood “Festival of Speed” could be none other than the coupé racing versions from Alfa Romeo Historic Motoring’s collection: the powerful “1750 GT Am” (1970), the development based on the “1750 GT Veloce”, American version – hence the “Am” in the name – and the “GTA 1300 Junior”, the “enfant terrible”, in wide track configuration, which earned Alfa no less than two European Touring Car Championships in 1971 and 1972. These two cars represent the extremes achieved in tuning the celebrated twin-shaft four-cylinder model for racing by Autodelta, Alfa Romeo’s racing department, which came into being precisely with the “105-Giulia” series: from the 1290 cc of the “Junior” to the 1985 cc of the “GT Am”, and from the 165 HP of the “enfant terrible” to the 230 of the ultimate version. Among the countless international victories of the “GTAs”, “GT Ams” and “GTA 1300 Juniors”, one record stands out: the “GTA” was the first touring car to come in at under 10 minutes on the Nürburgring circuit, over the 24 km of the Herculean Nordschleife. Together with the “racing” versions of the Giulia, a static version of one of the most original prototypes of the 105 series will be at Goodwood: the “Giulia SS” of 1965, designed by Bertone and produced in just one model. The style of this gran turismo, sober and refined, anticipates some solutions, modern and innovative, adopted on certain Italian sports cars in the following years of the seventies.


The Giulia won’t be the only Alfa Romeo model to which enthusiasts will pay tribute. A further four valuable cars from the Alfa Romeo Museum will be on display at the Cathedral Paddock, starting with the “Gran Premio Tipo B - P3” which celebrates no less than 80 years this year. Born in 1932, this single-seater is one of Vittorio Jano’s masterpieces. Its powerful 8 cylinders in line with double supercharger, together with the particular configuration of the transmission and exceptional dynamic qualities allowed the P3 to win all the international Grans Prix from 1932 to 1934. The Tipo B was driven by all the most famous drivers of the thirties – Nuvolari, Varzi, Caracciola, Chiron, Moll – who drove this versatile and effective single-seater to victory even in races which were conceptually distant from the “grand prix” formula, such as the Targa Florio and the Mille Miglia.
The “6C 3000 CM”, a race spider equipped with a 275 HP 3.5-litre six cylinder in line engine, driven by Manuel Fangio in 1953, is another of Alfa Romeo’s official cars present in England. In addition to the ill-fated Mille Miglia of 1953, in the same year Fangio carried the “3000 CM” to victory at the “Gran Premio Supercortemaggiore” in Merano. It is precisely the same vehicle which belongs to the Alfa Romeo Museum, modified by Alfa’s advanced experimental department in 1955 with the adoption of disc brakes. By the side of the “CM” is the “155 V6 Ti” of 1993, the most recent car offered by Alfa to the English public. This year it warms up the 450 HP of its V6 2.5-litre engine in anticipation of the next edition of the Festival of Speed, in which the 155 will celebrate twenty years from the victory by Nicola Larini in the “DTM”, the German Touring Car Championship in which, in the 1993 season, the Italian pilot chalked up half of the races on the calendar.


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