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Just arrived at Euromarque is a very special piece of Alfa Romeo racing history! This car has been tested by the Euromarque team and it is a true weapon and handles incredibly!
This car has a great racing pedigree being the first 'facelift' Alfa 156 to win a race, beating the factory team winning their first ETCC race by a few hours!
The car started life as one of the Group N specification cars that were commissioned by (Alfa Romeo and built in Italy). This particular car ran in the Dutch Challenge championship and came to the UK as a rolling shell in 2003. NJS Alfa Romeo in Pershore bought and prepared the car using many spare components from Gavin Piper's 156 BTCC car, which was prepared by Team Dynamics down the road. This included engine and suspension (Penske 3-way adjustable shock absorbers), and Euro6 BTCC spec ECU.
The car was raced very successfully by Neil Smith winning the Alfa Racer Championship and also his Class over several seasons. Some lap records still stand. During this time the car was developed from a 'standard' looking 156 into a car with full S2000 bodywork, a 270hp taper throttle bodied engine with launch and traction control and pitlane speed limiter. Also full AP Racing radial brakes, with 4 pot calipers at the front and 2 pot at the rear. Suspension is rose-jointed throughout
It was raced in the Alfa Racer Championship from 2010 it also had the following fitted- AIM datalogger and dashboard, AP air jacks and a brand new Bacci reinforced dog gearbox. Front wings, front panel, splitter and rear spoiler were fitted using carbon throughout.
The car has done next to no running since a complete engine rebuild and the fitting of the new gearbox. Requiring only a change of seatbelts.
The cost of building a car to this specification is huge, for a fraction o