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Alfa Romeo at the 2018 Mille Miglia


Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport Zagato

Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport Zagato

 

Turin, 9 October 2017

Next year there will be the 36th enactment of the "most beautiful race in the world", as Enzo Ferrari liked to call it. An unmissable event that Alfa Romeo will attend as both Automotive Sponsor and “guest of honour”, as the 2018 edition coincides with the 90th anniversary of its first victory in the legendary race that took place from 1927 to 1957.

In fact, on April 1 1928, Giuseppe Campari and Giulio Ramponi reached the top step of the podium with the 6C 1500 Super Sport, one of Vittorio Jano's masterpieces, which dominated because its revolutionary mechanical architecture with a fixed supercharged head. The extraordinary car raced the 1,618 km of track at a remarkable average speed of 84 km/h, to obtain the first of Alfa Romeo's 11 successes from 1932 to 1938, 7 of which were consecutive: a record that will never be beaten.

 

The brand will celebrate this extraordinary anniversary with a series of special promotions. In addition, some valuable vintage cars from the collection of FCA Heritage, the group department dedicated to protecting and promoting the historical heritage of the Italian FCA brands, will be presented at the event in Brescia. And alongside these rarities, 30 examples made available by the organisation will parade as the official cars of Mille Miglia 2018, including the Giulia and Stelvio. It is the best demonstration of the strength of the common thread that binds the cars of the past with those being made today.

 

In fact, admirers of the vintage cars created by the sporting legend Alfa Romeo, can help understand how the tough testing field of racing has shaped the invaluable heritage of style and engineering that led up to today's cars. Among these, there is the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, which a few days ago was crowned “fastest SUV in the world” at the famous Nürburgring circuit, setting a new record for the category: 7 minutes and 51.7 seconds, improving on the previous record in the SUV class by eight seconds. Last year, on the same track, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio achieved a record in the four-door sedan category, with a time of 7 minutes and 32 seconds. Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio will be on sale soon.

 

The Alfa Romeo legend continues with these two records that mark yet another milestone in the sporting tradition of the Quadrifoglio and the multi-centennial history of the Italian brand.