Alfa Romeo 4C At 2011 Mille Miglia

May 12, 2011 at 9:46 am

Alfa romeo will be showcasing the 4C concept, the star of Geneva Motor show at the 2011 Mille Miglia parade in Italy, reflecting on its long history with the legendary race and also creating some hype for the car which is going into production soon.

For the 2011 edition of the historic “Mille Miglia” tribute, the Alfa Romeo Historic Motoring team will be lining up three official Museum vehicles which, in accordance with the regulations, took part in the Mille Miglia race, held from 1927 to 1957, and which saw Alfa vehicles triumph some eleven times: a record which remains unbeaten. The 4C itself won’t be taking part in the race as such, and will only appear as a guest.

Alfa Romeo 4C At 2011 Mille Miglia Alfa Romeo 4C

Alfa Romeo 4C Concept technology and materials derived from the 8C Competizione find a home – carbon, aluminium, rear-wheel drive – and technology derived from Alfa Romeo models currently on sale: the 1750 turbo petrol engine with direct injection, the “Alfa TCT” twin dry clutch transmission and the Alfa DNA dynamic control selector.

If they get around making it like this, it will be one of the best compact sportscars to be launched next year.

The Alfa Romeo Historic Motoring team will line up the 6C 1500 Super Sport, the “oldest” model, entrusted to the Moceri-Labate crew and identical to the model which Campari and Ramponi won the great Brescia race in 1928. The second vehicle to be entered in the race is a 6C 1750 Gran Sport from 1930, driven by Salvinelli-De Marco, a model which became legendary through the Mille Miglia: it was in a similar 1750 that Nuvolari and Guidotti won in 1930, the edition in which the driver from Mantua achieved a record of 100 km/h average speed over the whole race and the contrast with Varzi, also driving an Alfa Romeo 1750, became the leitmotif for the race. Finally, a 1900 Super Sprint from 1956 completes the official vehicles group: two journalists will drive this coup? with a body of a Touring car, typical of the 1900s, the “sports saloon which wins the races”, prestigious gran turismo in the 1950s, and top of the Alfa Romeo range at the time.