"Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti 2016", the event of which Alfa Romeo is Presenting Sponsor, ended yesterday with the victory of the Giovanni Moceri - Daniele Bonetti crew on a 1961 Alfa Giulietta TI. Good was also the performance of the 1963 Giulia TI Super, the official car of the brand, which came fifth in the special category ranking for selected cars built from 1962 to 1965 having special sporting merits or particular historic interest.
With famous driver Arturo Merzario at the wheel, the 1963 Giulia TI Super belongs to the collection of FCA Heritage, the organisation that coordinates all the activities of the corporation on the classic car scene. Made available by the revamped Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese (go to www.museoalfaromeo.com for information and opening times), the prized car is one of the rarest and most valuable Giulia models of all: it is one of the 501 ready-to-race cars, nearly all sporting "Biancospino" paintwork, with the four-leaf clover emblem on the sides and the boot lid.
The same legendary symbol was clearly visible on the new Giulia Quadrifoglio called for the occasion to open the parade. Perfect expression of Alfa Romeo's new paradigm and of the "meccanica delle emozioni" concept, the top-of-the-range model fits a powerful 510 HP six-cylinder 2.9-litre BiTurbo petrol engine, entirely made of aluminium and inspired by Ferrari technology and expertise for extraordinary performance: top speed of 307 km/h, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds and peak torque of 600 Nm.
The taxing competition on the Dolomites - one of the most breath-taking landscapes in the world and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site - has highlighted the reliability of the Alfa Romeo classic cars and the reasserted the strong bond which links the cars of the past and those sporting the Alfa Romeo badge today.
Turin, 25 July 2016