Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

The 8C Competizione (production) has a unique platform that shares several components with the Maserati Granturismo and MC Stradale.
The engine was dry sump.

– Centro Documentazione AR.

Why is this important?
Some claim that 8C Competizione was based on Maserati GranSport.

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.