Alfa Romeo Giulia GT - full lap Nürburgring
Per Einarsson http://www.intothered.dk - The annual outing to the Nürburgring Nordschleife gave us the opportunity to run the full track on a "Destination Nürburgring" trackday; we bought one hour of open pitlane and we were allowed to film as much as we pleased :)
First Firing up of Alfa Romeo Milano/75 3.7 24 valve
The first time a freshly-built Glenwood-modified, 3.7 litre, 24-valve V6 in an Alfa Romeo Milano (75) engine is fired up. Sounds awesome, if a little scary.
The performance version of the production Milano (called 75 in Europe) was an Italian "Mustang" - a rear wheel drive sleeper with a sweet little 3-litre V6 producing about 190 horsepower, it was a nifty little four-door 'mini-Ferrari' with all of the passion, most of the visceral thrills and few of the headaches of ownership of the more famous and glamourous vehicles from the man who began his illustrious motorsports history at Alfa Romeo.
The De Dion rear suspension and Italian heritage provided wicked road-holding and the engine provided a soundtrack that negated the need for any stereo system, which was a good thing as the stereo sat down at the bottom of the dash, lower than the ashtray (Of course - this is an Italian car, ater all!) and is nicely blocked by the gear lever. Tunnels were the perfect excuse to open the windows and the sunroof (on non-A/C cars) and hit the gas! I had a slightly-modified version with about 220 horsepower. This beast must have slightly more.
And before the Alfisti Pedants Club lays into me, yes, perhaps the ultimate "performance" version was the Evoluzione, a limited run homologation special with a turbocharged four-cylinder, better handling and bodywork mods that looked awesome in the decade of Dallas but now have all the taste and charm of a night with Don Simpson.