|The spotlights of the Swiss Show are also on two cars from the new Alfa Romeo generation: the Alfa Brera, an appealing car that transforms the traditional spirit of the coupé into the more exciting spirit of ‘absolute sportiness’; and the brand new Alfa Spider, which recalls Alfa Romeo’s glorious tradition in this field: from the Giulietta Spider of the 1950s to the Duetto and the Spider launched in the 1990s.|
The public in Geneva can admire two cars making their world premiere: one is the 200 bhp Alfa Spider 2.4 JTDM, the first open sports car equipped with a Diesel engine and a sporty 6-speed gearbox which guarantees excellent power and torque deliveries but low consumption.
The second car making its world debut is the Alfa Brera with the new Selespeed robotised gearbox, the technological evolution of the Selespeed unit already equipping other Alfa Romeo models, which adopts an extremely user-friendly robotised electrohydraulic system for manual sequential and automatic gear changes. The new transmission is available on both the Alfa Brera and the Alfa Spider combined with the 185 bhp 2.2 JTS engine.
On the stand there is also an Alfa Spider with the powerful 3.2 V6 JTS 24 valve engine and the new 6-speed automatic transmission, a jewel of automotive engineering that delivers an amazing 191 kW (260 bhp) at 6,300 rpm, and peak torque of 322 Nm (32.8 kgm) at 4,500 rpm. Both Alfa Spiders present the top-of-the-range outfit, which includes 7 airbags, VDC, ASR, dual-zone automatic climate control, wind-stops, natural leather upholstery and 18” alloys.
77th Geneva International Motor Show 2007 will be held during March 8-18th 2007