A rare 400-horsepower Alfa Romeo will be on sale

A rare 400-horsepower Alfa Romeo will be on sale

January 29, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

At auction Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais, which will be held February 6 in Paris, the auction house Bonhams will put up for sale the rare Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evoluzione. In the 1980s, only 500 such sedans were built for homologation of group A. For this model, they plan to help 120,000 – 180,000 euros

Alfa had to issue 500 road 75 Turbo Evoluzione due to FIA regulations in the late 1980s. From the simple Turbo variation, the “evolution” was different in that it had track settings for the chassis and suspension, body kit and BWA alloy wheels. At the same time, although the turbo engine was declared as 155-horsepower, in reality it developed more: for this, boost pressure was increased and the exhaust manifold was redone. As noted in the company, in this version, the power unit was more adapted for further tuning.

  A copy of the sedan, which will be put up for auction, was built by specialists of the Alfa Corse sports division according to the A1 specification for the Italian team Top Run Racing. In 1991, the car was sold to Euro Magnum Automotive Racing, which performed at it in the Netherlands body championship.

 After a couple of races, the team decided to adapt Alfa to IMSA requirements, that is, at present, according to FCA Heritage, such a car should weigh about 960 kg, and its turbocharged engine develops about 400 hp.

In its current form, the Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evoluzione A1 / IMSA can compete in speed climbing, as well as in the Youngtimer Touring Car Challenge.

In addition, it became known earlier that the Lancia racing collection was put up for sale for $ 7.5 million. The collection includes mostly cars of the 80s.