Having recently did a rolling road test allowing me to see the “horses” update nine years after its creation in Italy, I posted the details on the forum.
At the weekend I decided to have the my Cup remapped.
I had made contact initially back in April with Gus at Alfatune who told me what he could do
telling me whenever I was ready he would work his magic.
Eight months later and it was time !
I was very happy with the drive of the car and thought having 218 bhp it might not suffer so much from the "problem areas" sometimes mentioned on this and other forums such as hesitation,
no torque very low down in the rev range etc etc but now I can see the Cup like most GTV’s did and Gus has removed those issues.
After Gus has worked his magic I now have far better pick up accelerating through the gears, reving much more freely - indeed it almost seems effortless and offers greater flexibility.
The power is awesome and there is loads of torque from the very bottom of the rev range, so I can drive through the gears so much better.
It certainly does not feel restrained any more.
As for some facts and figures on the last test the details are -
When the Alfa GTV 3.0 V6 24 V engine car first came out it was set under the Euro 2 rules (European Emission standards) and had a setting of 220 bhp but under the Euro 3 rules introduced officially in 2000 the same engine had a revised setting of 218 bhp.
On the Rolling road test last time my Cup achieved the figure of 216.5 bhp @ 6204 rpm.
Now it is 235 bhp @ 6032 rpm
An increase of 19 bhp
Various magazine articles at the time of launch offered torque figures such as 270 Nm @ 5000 rpm (Euro 2) and the Euro 3 Torque figure of 196 lb.ft @ 5000 rpm.
The Cup on the last rolling road test achieved a reading of 267 Nm @4850 rph which was actually achieving higher than the "off the production line" setting.
The Euro 2 settings for the 3.0 V6 24V -(1997-1998) is listed as 270 Nm (200 lb.ft)
The Euro 3 settings for the 3.0 V6 24V -(1998-2003) is listed as 265 Nm (195 lb.ft)
Now it has increased to 284 Nm ( 210 ib.ft )
Leaving aside the facts and figures as they are not always everything it is how well it drives
and boy does it drive great.
Great job Gus. Well done that man
Now to make it even stronger it needs to have GTV catless manifolds fitted and equal length downpipes as well.
Where is Santa when you need him !!.
I have attached some pictures of the car being tested. I also did a video which I will need to post at some point.
I will also attach the results graph which is a great visual record of the car's performance.
Trivial but crazy point –
It achieved 235 bhp and the car registration is 235 NVT