6 January 2009

Alfa Romeo 159

Autodelta at PistonHeads Performance Car Show

6 January 2009 - Autodelta will be present at the PistonHeads Performance Car Show in Birmingham later this week (January 8-11) with two members of its range: the Autodelta 147 GTA AM 3.7 Super and the 159 J4 2.2 C, and the latest member of the J-series range.

The PistonHeads Performance Car Show is no ordinary exhibition, with no ordinary cars. After the success of the first PistonHeads show a year ago, a plethora of rare and exotic sports cars will once again be in abundance at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham. The show takes place in conjunction with the Autosport International show. Autodelta has traditionally presented its bespoke models at Autosport International, the world's largest motor sports show, and was delighted to support the inaugural PistonHeads Show last year.

Alfa Romeo 159

At the PistonHeads Performance Car Show Autodelta will present their latest evolution of the 'Arese 3.2 V6' package, combined with a dynamically improved Alfa 147 GTA package. Enlarged to 3.7-litres and supercharged this unique Alfa 147 now boasts 440 bhp; and, on top of the standard 147 GTA AM 3.7 Super, it features revised camshafts and inlet system, re-rated suspension and a new-generation, tougher, Limited Slip Differential.

The Autodelta 159 J4 2.2 C became the third member of the J-series range last summer, joining the Brera J5 3.2 C and Spider J6 3.2 C in the line up. Under its bonnet beats the muscular heart of this powerhouse: a supercharged version of Alfa Romeo's 2.2 JTS direct injection petrol engine. The incorporation of the Rotrex C30-74 supercharger and a specifically-developed system boosts the 2.2-litre unit's maximum power from the standard 185 bhp up to 245 bhp, an increase of 60 bhp. Meanwhile, peak torque is raised from 230 Nm to 290 Nm.

Alfa Romeo 159

Autodelta will be situated on Stand 18310 at the PistonHeads Performance Car Show, Birmingham NEC, January 8-11.