Prodrive haven't stripped out the AWD system, though - they've just used the FWD version of the V6 as the base for the Brera S V6.
The AWD system is now and option on both the 2.4 and 3.2. So you can either have it, or not, on a normal Brera. The S is FWD only.
As above, its an option on the standard Brera now. 3.2 FWD or 3.2 AWD.
Hmm it's interesting you've implied the 3.2 V6 Brera from Alfa has come with FWD previously, you can go to Alfa UK and see the only non Q4 3.2 option is the newly added Prodrive Brera S.. Which was the point of my post..
It wasn't an "option" previously. I don't believe. If it were, I either missed that or blocked it from memory..
Can someone else confirm this? I'll put it simply, I have never heard that claim, a 3.2 Brera with FWD, until the Prodrive Brera S. heh
It's a bit important to differentiate this point since there are other countries which receive the 3.2 Brera (I'll say Q4 for now, although i thought it always came Q4, heh) but not the UK only Prodrive S...
Jamieboy says, Prodrive hasn't stripped out the AWD system, they're just using a FWD "version" of the V6... It's been printed, they haven't altered the engine, and we know they've saved 100kg. The only weight saving can be in stripping the rear bits... So I would say they've done exactly that... they've stripped the already good AWD system using the same engine... Guessing is fine, but make a point you're guessing. I know it wouldn't make for a huge deal if the car performs, but I would question whether this is a sneaky start to something... I would also question any company that rids a great system, Q4, power to the most important wheels, in order to save weight. It's actually baffling or maybe it's quite telling...
I'm not debating whether FWD is better or worse, To any laymen it's quite clear that only putting power down through the same wheels which are steering can cause "issues". It's a matter of physics. Yes I'm well aware of Alfa's history, their amazing feats with front suspensions... I'm aware the Stig took the AD 3.7 147GTA around quicker then the M3 E46,
etc. I think there are cons to AWD of course too..
I was trying to get a matter of record.. and to say heed caution as to what this limited run of 500 could ACTUALLY mean for the future of Alfa.. with a possible GTA on the horizon.. cough. You thought putting the Q2 was a mandatory with the last generation GTA's, wait until you get 400+ HP which is what the GTA would need to compete, M3, RS4...
I can only tell you that the saving grace of Alfa in a return to the US is that a good AWD "option" is there. if that were gone, in place a FWD only system, it would go into the category of Honda's and Toyota's, yea it would be that rough.. it would be in competition with Audi..BMW. of course, but to the enthusiasts it would be a big snag. I know us Yanks are silly, but I can assure you that is what would happen. I can barely convince US enthusiasts that AWD is a nice alternative to RWD.. Although I try.