Each year Marangoni, the Italian tire maker, picks up a sporty car and tune it in a special way as their demo car. This year they’ve picked the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1750 Quadrifoglio Verde, and tuned it into the Giulietta G430 iMove Marangoni. The main feature of the car obviously is M-Power iGreen tires.
The trendy acid green tires complete the range with previous red tires, representing Italian passion, and the blue tires symbolising water. Marangoni thus continues the tradition established for several years now that sees it involved in the development of innovative and original projects, such as the Fiat 5.0.0., the Alfa MiTo M430 and the Nissan 370 Z-HYDRO.
The 235/35R19 “M-Power iGreen” tyres also hints at envrimental friendliness, as the car comes with the ecological Segway i2 self-balancing electric vehicle – which fits into the car’s boot – in the version made especially for Marangoni by H.T. Human Technology. It is also very in tune with the time and has been fitted with dashboard-integrated iPad, the tablet computer with always-on internet connection.
Here’s more details about the tuning work done on the car:
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Sporting, elegance, love of golf. These are the values underlying the partnership with Conte of Florence for the creation of the interiors on Giulietta G430 iMove by Marangoni. This Florence-based fashion label, founded over fifty years ago by the entrepreneur Romano Boretti, is a leader in the prestigious sportswear segment and for more than twenty years has been one of the reference brands on greens around the world, thanks to an instantly recognisable style and the champions who wear the “C” with the lily on the greens of all five continents.
In designing the interior, as well as using quality materials such as leather, Alcantara and carbon, Conte of Florence applied quilting as the leitmotiv to evoke the golfing tradition of Scotland. Moreover, the large embroidered brand recalls the Tour Line logo, word with pride by the brand’s sponsored players in official competitions.
Body and design
It won’t be hard to deduce the origin of the Giulietta G430 iMove Marangoni design, in as the name itself reveals the source of inspiration. The front bumper has two wide air grills, with the air flow directed to the uprated braking system. As regards the rear, the original diffuser has been removed and replaced with a new carbon component, featuring evident air extractors, again in F430 style. Racy skirting completes the vehicle’s body kit, perfectly unifying the two axles. The spoiler on the rear window has been raised slightly to give an even more aggressive look. The bodywork has been completely repainted charcoal grey using a special very fine textured paint, and finished with a 100% matte clear coat.
Engine power now reaches 286 HP, a good 51 HP more than the original version, with powerful delivery even at low revs. The power kit also includes a new bearing-mounted rotary turbine, downpipe complete with metal catalyst, complete Ragazzon stainless steel exhaust with wide diameter pipes. Air intake has been modified using a special carbon air box.
The Giulietta G430 iMove Marangoni has been lowered by around 4 cm using KW threaded strut housings that allow height adjustment and calibration of the shock absorbers in extension and compression. The already powerful standard braking system has been replaced with innovative Tarox B360 10-pot calipers and composite disks, with 330×26 diameter brake rotors, for absolute yet at the same time variable braking power. The acid green Marangoni M-Power iGreen tyres, in the 235/35R19 Y size, developed by adding special fluorescent pigments to the compound, are fitted on Barracuda Karizzma 8.5×19 wheels. The result is a captivating green-black combination that makes the Giulietta G430 iMove Marangoni even sportier. All the components designed for the Giulietta G430 iMove Marangoni will be marketed in 2011 by Florence-based TRC Italia.
The boot on the Giulietta G430 iMove Marangoni houses a Segway i2 customised in the same colours as the car by Human Technology Italy. This revolutionary and ecological vehicle is patented and marketed by Segway Inc., a US company founded in 1999 with the aim of developing innovative transport solutions, based on “dynamic stabilization” technology to combine high efficiency with zero emissions. The transporter also features LeanSteer technology, an engineering breakthrough that makes the Segway i2 even more intuitive and appealing, with all aspects of movement controlled by the direction the rider moves his or her body. The Segway i2 reaches a top speed of 20 km/h and with a single charge the lithium-ion batteries can guarantee a travel range of 38 km.