2006 Alfa Romeo Autodelta 156 GTA AM review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 12 September 2006 , 14:09:08 byEmil

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Alfa Romeo Autodelta 156 GTA AM

The 2006 Alfa Romeo Autodelta 156 GTA AM represents the latest creation of the Italian car manufacturer, being a car model appropriately drawn from another classic Giugiaro design. The talented young engineer Jano Djelian founded the Autodelta in 1987, a name which was inspired from the original Alfa Romeo racing team of the 1960s. However, the Autodelta 156 GTA AM was heavily inspired from Alfa Romeo's hugely successful FIA European Touring Car Championship cars and it was aimed to reach the enthusiasts worldwide. Its high performance is epitomized by the flared out wheel arches, 18-inch multispoke wheels, as well as revised front and rear spoilers featuring quad tailpipes. Its tuned 3.7-liter V6 is accentuated by the front bumper with its generous air intakes, while the airflow to the engine and oil cooler is improved by the increased air intake. The front and rear wings appear to have been flared out due to a wider front and rear track and the revised skirts, which include air outlets, connect the muscular wheel arches. Integrating four individual round elements behind clear lenses, the taillights themselves are a unique element to the Autodelta 156 range. While the rear end is completed by a subtle lip spoiler on the boot, the amount of back pressure over the standard GTA system was reduced thanks to the stainless freeflow exhaust which was developed by Autodelta. The revised braking system includes 6-pot brake calipers and heat-treated 355 mm cross-drilled and vented brake discs, managing to cope with the bucket load of extra horses. Revised geometry settings, height adjustable dampers with new coil springs and stiffer performance-orientated bushes, represent the upgrades of the suspension system, resulting also in maximum body control. The Autodelta Alfa Romeo 156 GTA AM is going to be strictly customer-built with each vehicle built carrying its own plaque with the serial number.