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Re: like for like alfa's are slow.....discuss.
I might have this the wrong way round, but I don't think he's criticising Alfas for being slower than other current marques, he's saying that the modern Alfas are slower than older Alfas.
To some degree it's true. With all the safety requirements cars are naturally heavier nowadays. My first car, a 1.3 Polo Sport could beat most things at the lights, and I mean most, (however it would then be overtaken 20 yards down the road), the point is that the car was nothing more than seats and an engine surrounded by tin.
TopGear did a test on this a while back, they raced modern cars with their older equivalents along a drag, and in most cases the older car won.