Monday 10th December 2007
Two versions of the brand-new Alfa 147 Ducati Corse have been presented at the Bologna Motorshow: a Special Series developed from the successful partnership between two great Italian names who have written memorable chapters in the history of international racing. At the end of the press conference the Managing Director of Alfa Romeo Automobiles, Antonio Baravalle handed over the keys of a new Alfa 147 Ducati Corse to the CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, Gabriele Del Torchio. Only a limited number of the special series will be produced.
The Alfa 147 Ducati Corse has a new 1.9 JTDM engine (170 bhp) which accelerates from 0-100 kph in just 8 seconds, reaching a top speed of 215 Kph.
The powerful 1.9 JTDM 170 bhp engine is paired with the 'Q2' system (self-locking front differential) which significantly improves roadhold, traction and stability while reducing understeer during acceleration and intervention of electronic control systems.
The exterior of the Alfa 147 Ducati Corse has a lowered suspension and a distinctively 'tough' look that combines the stylistic features of Alfa Romeo and Ducati Corse. The body shell comes in three colours: Giulietta red, micalized black and ice white and on request can be customised with livery to accentuate the carís dynamic styling. The embossed 'Ducati Corse' logo and chrome frame is placed below the indicators and on the rear hatch.
The well-designed customisation is another distinctive feature of the new Alfa 147 Ducati Corse, such as the chromed exhaust, red brake calipers (optional), satin-finished grille and whiskers. Exclusive features on this version are the 18" alloys with specific finish and red edging, reminiscent of the world of road going bikes.
Other signs of the sporting connection can be found inside the car, such as the dark roof, black front dash and pillars, the specially designed seats upholstered in black fabric with red stitching and the Ducati Corse logo on the front head rests. The steering wheel, gear lever sleeve and hand brake cover also feature the red/black colour contrast. Inside the car there is also an aluminium pedal board, aluminium-effect gear lever knob, kick panel with the Ducati Corse logo, instrument panel with red background and the Ducati Corse logo that emphasises the car's sporty character.
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