I actually tested this 145 2.4 JTD before 2-3 weeks, and it is amazingly fast John! Actually this was the fastest JTD i had ever driven!!! The response of the car is unbelievably fast. The gas pedal reacts instantly, lag is soo minimal and the car respond extremely well. For drags this 145 is a real torpedo!!! As you said for track usage, there are too much creterias in order to make a good laptime!!! Guys this 145 is a daily use car, with air conditioner, leather seats, stereo etc.! I think for such car this time is good, especially with normal tyres and Bilstein B6 suspention!
Alfa Romeo 166 2.4 JTD (GTB2256V, Extreme remaped, 1.7bar boost, straight exhaust system, Brembo 4pod brake system 330mm brake discs); Alfa Romeo 145 QV (Colombo&Bariani 272 cams, Extreme remaped, JR cone intake, 240cc Saab turbo injectors, Supersprint 4-2-1 manifold + cat back system, O.S.R.A.V. Sport Kit suspension)