Originally Posted by vamos
164 I think too chunky for this, remember "weight is the enemy"!
I think the weight difference between the 75 / 155 en 164 is less then you expect. (source: Autoweek.nl)
155 2.5 V6 pre 1995 = 1350 kg.
75 3.0 V6 post 1990 = 1300 kg.
164 3.0 V6 pre 1993 = 1335 kg.
164 3.0 V6 post 1993 = 1385 kg.
164 3.0 V6 24V = 1434 kg.
So at most we're talking about 134 kg. difference. I think that's something I could live with. And the 164 with 3.0 liters have got way more torque. Modified 155 with 3.0 V6 12V / 24V is also an option.
I'm not looking for the meanest trackday car in the world.
I wan't things in this order:
- something that is fun to drive and sounds right. Alfa V6!!
- something that is safe to drive even in the usually moist conditions at the ring (FWD or 4WD would be first on my list)
- something not so light so it can protect me a bit in case of an accident.
- something not so common. GTA's are rare at the ring and on trackdays I visit. 75's are obviously common on the ring (thanks Ron). 155 and 164 are also rare sightings.
- relatively cheap
Lap times and top speed are not really that important. Just fun, safe, affordable and Alfa V6. I prefer to have the V6 sound (even 2.0 V6 Turbo would be fine, lots of torque
) but less reliable so more expensive.
True, Edward's 33 was awesome but just not for me.