Whenever two car enthusiasts are conversing about top car brands, you will definitely hear them speak about the Alfa Romeo car brand. The company which was established in 2010 is a force to reckon with in the car making industry due to its high-performance productions. It was established way back in 1910 when technology was still unheard of and was initially owned by an Italian company until 1986 when the Fiat Chrysler Automobile Company took over. It continues to take the automotive market by storm with each dawn as it produces one high tech innovation after another. Nonetheless, we went through its long string of car releases and came up with the top five special editions of the Alfa Romeo models ever.
Below is what we came up with:
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33
At the top of our compilation is the Tipo 33 which when translated means type 33 and it is the best definition of a classic design. Only eighteen models were released and spotting one leave alone buying is extremely difficult. It dates back to 1967 and has a horsepower of 270 and a 2.0-liter V8 engine. It was initially made for the track and hence has a high speed.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Collezione
This special edition model released in 2010 is not new but rather a better version of its predecessor. It is a limited edition and finding one is no walk in the park. You can be sure it's a high performer as it has even been featured in the famous fast and furious movie. Some of its top-notch features include a six-speed automatic transmission, and you are spoilt for choice with not one but two petroleum engines and also two diesel engines. It also has a touch of technology which further makes it comfortable for users through a Bluetooth media system and a 3D mapped sat nav. It is easy to handle on the road, and the DNA driving modes make it even better. The design though is mostly similar to that of the previous Giulietta.
Alfa Romeo 8c Lungo Spider
Also known as the father of all Alfa spiders, this 1939 model is also a special edition and has features which when you put into consideration its time of release, are quite high tech. As the name suggests, it has an 8 2.9 liter cylinder engine and a convertible design. Due to its rareness, it recently auctioned at a hefty price of $19.8 million which marks the highest auction price for a car in this century, and only 32 models were made. It boasts an incredibly classic design which makes it the eye candy of many enthusiasts.
Alfa Romeo 4C
With a 1750 turbocharged with direct injection engine, the Alfa Romeo 4C is also one of the best exclusive edition models that the Italian company has ever gifted the market with. It boasts an exquisite appearance and also high-performance features. For instance, it is made of carbon fiber and aluminum which makes it extremely lightweight and also more stable. It can achieve a 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 258 km/h which makes it ideal for rally drivers. The braking system is also superb and places the driver in absolute control through the Brembo calipers which slow down the car from 100 to 0 in a 36-meter span. It is a special edition Alfa Romeo, and only 1000 models were released.
Alfa Romeo Spider 2.2 JTS
This one is not only a special edition but also a limited one which is why if you are an Alfa fan, you should rush and add it to your collection. It has a manual transmission and a convertible body style. It also has a four-cylinder 2.2 liter 185 bhp engine and a maximum torque of 230/4500 rpm. It also lightweight and comfortably holds two passengers. It is the ideal luxury car with a maximum of 217 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 9.5 seconds hence suitable for regular roads.
Alfa Romeo is one of the best car manufacturers in the world and they never disappoint. By incorporating technology and innovation, they produce car models that move the world. In addition to the exceptional designs, their car models have enthralling speed. The models we have described are limited, and thus getting one is not a walk in the park. However, be assured that owning one does not only leave your neighbors jealous but also damages your bank account.
Written by Garrett Parker
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