February 2012

4c delayed until 2014

UK magazine Autocar is reporting further delays to both the introduction of the 4c and reintroduction of Alfa Romeo to the USA. They are claiming sources confirming Alfa Romeo’s US relaunch will be at the Detroit motor show in 2014 also debuting the production 4C. This is a significant delay to the earlier target of “early” 2013.

Alfa built in America - exported to Europe

USA Today have been discussing the new Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler offerings with Sergio Marchionne giving more details away on Alfa Romeo’s future direction.
He is reported as saying "There will be plants making Alfas in the United States and in Europe, I need to export to Europe from the U.S. The volumes I (can) get here are how I reintroduce Alfa to Europe.....".

Styling Influences pt3 – Zagato TZ Stradale

The long and special relationship between Alfa Romeo and  Zagato took a strange twist in 2011 with the factory officially sanctioning the manufacture of the TZ3. Why was this so different ? Alfa Romeo have been allowing variants on production cars since the 1930’s – well it is actually “very” different from any other Alfa.

It sees the re-body of Dodge Viper (in ACR-X specification no less) with an 8.4ltr v10 pushing  out 640bhp and 585 lbft. of torque. As with all the mechanicals the front engine rear-drive layout,  a long 99” wheelbase remain unchanged .