Quattroporte Evoluzione 2.0 problem

Some sources show that Quattroporte IV Evoluzione was available with 2.0 V6 engine, when in fact Ferrari management dropped it for couple reasons. Firstly to upscale the whole marque and secondly to distance it’s reputation from the 2.0 Biturbos. And after this change and the introduction of 3200 GT, whole Maserati lineup was made up of 2.8 and 3.2 capacity engines.

Old production numbers:
Quattroporte Evoluzione 2.0 V6 200
Quattroporte Evoluzione 2.8 V6 190
New production numbers:
Quattroporte Evoluzione 2.8 V6 390

Reason: the other remaining model is a V8 Evoluzione and it’s production numbers are not changed, so all the available numbers should be counted as (2.8) V6 Evoluzione.

From Maserati Classiche:
“The Quattroporte Evoluzione model was manufactured only with the engines V6 of 2.790cc and V8 of 3.217cc.”

Alfa Romeo Giulietta 116 1.3 engine rumour

There was a rumour that Giulietta (tipo 116) 1.3 engine was originally intended for GTA 1300 Junior.
Both those cars had oversquare engines with 67.5 mm stroke. GTA 1300 Junior engine was based on 1.6 Twin Cam modified with shorter stroke. Interstingly both 1.3 Twin Cam engines from Giulia Sprint era had 1,290 cc capacity (original from 74 mm bore and 75 mm stroke and GTA Junior from 78 mm bore and 67.5 mm stroke).
Giulietta 1.3, introduced in 1977, had 80 mm bore and 67.5 mm stroke to capacity of 1,357 cc. Centro Documentazione informed me that: “there aren’t any links between the two projects”. Still not only this Giulietta was the only model to have this unusual engine it still produced 95 PS and 120 Nm. It was produced over 2 series till 1983 with total of 50.890 examples made.

Alfa Romeo 145 Design Story

“The actuality of it is that while I was at Fiat Centro Stile I designed the Alfa 145 as a 4 door hatchback, and when it was sent to Arese (Alfa Design) Walter [Da Silva] and his team made it into a 2-door (with my help…For some time I went back and forth between the Alfa and Fiat studios to oversee the production-izing changes) and widened the front fenders and changed the grille (that without my help! I still have the original grill that was given to me by the modeling house that did the car as a going away present when I left Fiat). The 3-volume 146 was then done later by the Alfa team.”

“The original concept was part of a platform sharing project between Alfa and Lancia for the successors to the Alfa 33 and the Lancia Delta. You might be interested to know that the 145 started life on my sketchpad as a new Lancia Delta (I imagined it as a 2 1/2 volume instead of the 2 volume original), and when we brought the full sized plaster model back from the wind tunnel it still had all the foam on the rear that we had added to optimize the Cx (basically we filled in the “notch” in the rear and turned it into a 2 volume) Arch Mario Maioli, who was the “Design Guru” at Fiat at the time, saw it come in to the studio down one of the corridors and asked my boss, Arch. Ermanno Cressoni, “What the hell is that?” Cressoni replied, “Its the model that Bangle just had in the wind tunnel.” Maioli studied it at a distance and then said “Looks like an Alfa.” Cressoni replied “Of course Architetto, that’s exactly what it is.” The next thing I knew we were taking the Lancia grill mock-ups off and adding Alfa ones!! That is the twisted way that cars get borne! (on another note, the weird dip in the front door beltline of the 145 was a legacy from the chief engineer of Fiat at the time who had dreamed of putting such a strange line in the Fiat 500 when it turned out to be too expensive for that “cheap” car he made me add it to the Alfa 145!)”

– Chris Bangle, interview, 2013

Interview with Chris Bangle

Lancia Lybra Limited Editions

Lancia Lybra Limited Editions
They are of course exclusive editions as they were not limited nor numbered.

Intensa
Exclusive Edition 2002.
The outside chrome finish is replaced by a gray “Metalluro” (including grill, alloy wheels, headlamp surrounds, rear emblems and SW roof mouldings).
Special “pentagram” 16″ alloy wheels.
Upholstery and interior trim in leather and Alcantara, 608 Anthracite Grey Alcantara.
Black-wood trimmed console, black instrument background, black lower fascia.
Exclusive colour: 615/A Grigio Fontana Met.
MVS: SS. INTENSA.

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Executive
Exclusive Edition 2002.
Metallic paint.
Special 16″ alloy wheels.
Leather upholstery with heated front seats.
Silver trimmed console instead of wood.
Privacy windows.
satellite navigation system with GSM phone.
cruise control.
spare alloy wheel.
headlamp washers.
2.0 20v or 2.4 JTD only.
MVS: EXECUTIVE MY.2001

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Emblema
Trim 2003
(can be viewed as a trim level but also as SS. Elegance, either way it is very special and also included here)
Titanium trimmed console.
Black roof option in SW (with black ‘railings’).
Special 16″ polished (light metalluro) alloy wheels.
409 BEIGE LEATHER, 410 TOBACCO LEATHER, Tabacco Alcantara.
Privacy windows.
satellite navigation system with GSM phone.
cruise control.
2.0 20v, 1.9 JTD or 2.4 JTD.
MVS: SS. ELEGANCE.

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Limited editions from Japan part 9


Alfa Romeo MiTo Imola
Special 18″ rims, red brake calipers, plaque inside, RHD, 468 black leather seats Pelle Frau.
Number made: 150
Engine: 1.4 Turbo (155PS) with manual gearbox
Colour: Imola Yellow only
Years: 09-10/2009
MVS: 145E35051250 – 2V-1.4-TRB-155CV-CF5-DIST-2P.GD.6M-JAP

Alfa Romeo MiTo Imola for sale at goo-net-exchange.com

Alfa Romeo MiTo Imola for sale at goo-net-exchange.com

Alfa Romeo MiTo Imola for sale at goo-net-exchange.com

Alfa Romeo MiTo Imola for sale at goo-net-exchange.com