Alfa Romeo 4C Concept To Appear At Mille Miglia 2011Wednesday, May 11, 2011 16:28 by Arman Barari
Alfa Romeo announced that their gorgeous concept car 4C, which will soon turn into a production model, will be featured at the Mille Miglia 2011 rally as a special guest.
So even if you don’t like to see a couple of classic cars going up and down a rally course, the presence of this Alfa could be enough reason to go and check it out. The 4C is like the baby of the 8C Competizione with a length of approximately 4 metres and a wheelbase of less than 2.4 metres. It is a full blooded compact sportscar featuring the 1750 turbo petrol engine with direct injection, the “Alfa TCT” twin dry clutch transmission and the Alfa DNA dynamic control selector.
Alfa Romeo Historic Motoring team will turn up three official Museum vehicles at the Mille Miglia 2011, each of which a former participant in the Mille Miglia race, held from 1927 to 1957:
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.