Jason, Alfa's do rock, and Fiat's are MAINLY a bit crap,
Except the Coop, I adore it!!!
Hmm, Jason, that time when you went out 'on the track' how fast did you get the car upto again? (Wink, wink)
Last night I went on to a 'private stretch of track' and got the ole girl up to 140MPH with the greatest of ease, I was absolutely STUNNED at how quickly it got there.
The car does about 70MPH in 2nd gear,
I think 3rd got me about 110MPH or so, it redlines at 7000 like the Alfa used to.
Great car though and hopefully a keeper!
It's glad to see youre still as enthusiastic about your 156 Jay, I still miss mine now,
Unfortunately I shan't be getting another Alfa until I can afford one that'll be quicker than the Coop. And with 220BHP Coop the only Alfa I can think of would be a GTA. That won't be for a few years yet though.
I think that once you go Italian you can't go back!
I was told that they drag out a bit from 120MPH on, but no way, the Coop rocketed right up to 140MPH and I had to back down as I was running out of road,