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Are there quite a few non-Alfa conversions being done in Oz then? I think they're still quite rare in the UK. I agree that I think the conversions arise from pragmatism - a Nissan turbo is easy to get hold of and tune but in an ideal world, who wouldn't prefer a twin charged Nord like Buzzed's:cool:?

I reckon the quality of the Nord (and availability of TS's) does make conversions more rare in the UK, whereas if you look at old Escorts everyone is falling over themselvse to stuff in a zetec or duratec (Mondeo/Focus). Not that many races were won by a Pinto, I guess, but period options like a BDA are crazy money.

It's good being reminded of how much race lineage there is these cars:cool:. A nice consequence is that that race-honed engineering makes these cars hold up well in today's world.

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What you are forgetting here is Alfas dont need alot of power to do what they do, ie be fun, entertaining and quick, nimble cars... Most cars arent, but most Alfas are, thats what made them so special over other cars of their time...

So it's the good handling that makes an Alfa special, and not the engine;)? Just jesting... Cars mean different things to different people and fulfill several needs - I got an Alfa because it's a fantastic compromise of good performance/handling, looks, practicality and general coolness. You can still enjoy most of the unique Alfa experience with a 300hp SR20 under the bonnet.

On the subject of complete originality, road cars are always a big compromise among performance, cost, safety, noise levels, emissions, comfort etc etc - Alfa had to balance these like everyone else - you shouldn't assume they did a perfect job, nor assume that, for example, some people don't want to change the mix of compromises. For example, I have not read a review of a 105 GTV 2000 that didn't criticise the tyre choice - modern tyres can make a giulia way more enjoyable to drive (and more safe).


Brad

edited: I'm going to check out that V6-in-a-sprint thread!!!
 
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