2008 Prodrive Alfa Brera S UK Version review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 21 May 2008 , 09:05:54 byVeronica

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Prodrive Alfa Brera S UK Version

Alfa Romeo is getting ready to present the Alfa Brera S limited edition. The model will receive a tuning package from the world-leading motorsport specialist, Prodrive. The model will be limited to 500 individually numbered models. Each will receive power from two existing direct injection petrol engines. The first one is a 2.2-liter JTS capable of producing 185 BHP and the second one is a 3.2-liter V6 JTS capable of generating 260 BHP. Prodrive engineers experimented with spring rates and ride heights to match the reduced weights of the 2008 model year Alfa Breras. The sports car driving experience is achieved by reducing roll and pitch, flattering the cornering attitude, and subsequently installing confidence-inspiring steering. To reduce roll and pitch and achieve an even flatter cornering attitude, Prodrive commissioned bespoke Eiback coil springs and Bilstein dampers. Spring rates are increased by over 50% compared to the standard Alfa Brera, giving the car a more nimble and agile feel, while the specially tuned gas-filled mono-tube dampers give tighter body control. This way, a balance has been created to maintain good compliance over ridges and bumps in the road. The model uses 19-inch alloy wheels covered in Pirelli PZero Nero tires to transfer the output to the road. To further enhance suspension geometry, the cars have been lowered by 10 mm front and rear. This lower center of gravity helps reduce roll and improve cornering and braking performance. At the end, the new Alfa Romeo Brera S receives a more purposeful stance. The unsprung weight has been further reduced by the adoption of hollow anti-roll bars and aluminum suspension components from the Factory. The weight of both models is lower than the rest of the range. The exhaust has been altered to mirror the shape of the rear lights. The 2.2-liter JTS and 3.2 V6 JTS Alfa Brera S can reach 62 mph from the rest in 8.6 and 7.0 seconds respectively and can reach a top speed of 139 and 155 mph.