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I never understood why Alfa did not develop that 5cylinder 20v Fiat Engine.
I had one in my HGT and it was a good powerplant with a distinctive sound.
Cambelt changes were a bit of a nightmare but that was because it was shoehorned into the hatchback engine bay.
Think it's because they didn't have another decent Fiat to put a more developed unit in. And by adding a bigger turbo means more turbo lag or they could of melted the the cylinder head. So IMO money wasted on R&D, with a car that will never sell in huge numbers. The number of Italian cars built, will always be up & down in numbers each year. By that time it becomes old tech, as the motoring world moves on.

They still look good though, those Fiat Coup'es
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They still look good though, those Fiat Coup'es
So many great details like the body-coloured dash with the 'Pininfarina' script, the lights, the petrol filler cap...
It was Alfa GTV v Fiat Coupe for me back in the day. Alfa won that one, but the Fiat was a very close second .
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Maserati 4.7 V8

If I won the lottery I would do this before anything else!
Ditto, discussed this with Jano about 2 years ago and he felt it could be made to fit as long as it stayed n/a no room for turbo or SC but all that would have been needed was:
New loom
New engine mounts
New custom made propshaft
Remove awd for R&D
Reshape the tunnel
Blister/bulge in bonnet
Widening of the bay by cutting away some internal steel around the bay
New exhaust

I think our quick sums came to about 10k plus donor engine = I'd still do it if my numbers came up
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I agree and think that both the Brera and 159 Q4 would certainly do justice to the Supercharged V6 engine (AJ126) found in the F-Type Jaguar, in either 340 or 380 PS guise.
not sure about that engine, Jaguar basically didn't want to spend development money on it, so they just used the V8 block and the first two cylinders are empty!

So you end up with the weight of a V8, the engine weight not as far back as it should be and an unusual 90 degree V6
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