Bloody hell Joe you are so shallow...ha ha.... I ended up with the "shot putter"..
i'm that shallow I could drown in a puddle......
the car sounds like you are really starting to win on the mods...I also completely believe this car is capable of much more than it comes with, its easier with a turbo car than an NA as a good bit of unlocking the power is down to the map and turbo....then its about making sure the rest of the car including suspension,can reliably and safely ''keep up''
when I was a guitar luthier I bought a hohner arbor series strat, it was £65 in 1986 so a cheap guitar..I changed the pick-ups,pots,machine heads,basically all of the important bits to a much higher quality components.
lots of people thought it was a waste of time, but.......
I still have that guitar, its worth nothing but it plays and sounds as good as any fender,gibson,ibanez or any other premium guitar in my collection. I have used it professionally on a number of occasions and it always raises an eyebrow when it first comes out of the case! but the minute other players hear it they get why i'm playing it.
my point is I KNEW it was a great starting point for a really nice instrument. the parts on it are worth 4 times what the guitar is though!
I suppose the equivalent to a track day in the music world is a Jam night and I love taking this guitar along as those other players that don't know me, underestimate me and the guitar the minute I take it out,
and the fact it has blown many a more expensive guitar out of the room...
it is in the right hands though as well...I wouldn't have played for the bands i have if i couldn't play.
my point is your car with the mods its had, in the right hands ,well I see no reason why it couldn't live with a megane RS..and anyway who wants to live with one of those on a daily basis?
I'd take the Alfa any day over that ugly little french thing!