AUTODELTA BRERA J5 3.2 C AT MPH ’06 Great performances, advanced technology and Italian fashion… The absolute star of the Autodelta presentation at the MPH06 show this week will be their latest, much anticipated new model. The Autodelta Brera J5 3.2 C (C stands for “Compressore”) is a cutting-edge blend of Italian fashion and the pursuit of ultimate performance through advanced technology. It redefines Autodelta’s never-ending quest to draw the maximum dynamics and driving pleasure from Alfa Romeo’s exciting production models, and is the culmination of more than a year’s intense research and development as well as hard work and innovative thinking put into application. Engines Announcing that this new car is supercharged brings another strong Autodelta tradition into the equation, one that has become very central to their engineering philosophy in recent years. The Brera J5 3.2 C’s dedicated supercharger unit is supplied by Rotrex to Autodelta; in fact the Rotrex C30-94 is considered to be the most compact supercharging unit available today noted for its durability, light inherent weight and compact form; Rotrex superchargers were also chosen by Koenigsegg to power their CCX supercar, which set the record for the fastest production car in the world. The Rotrex C30-94 properties make it perfect for installation in the Brera’s engine bay which offers little excess room. The Autodelta Brera offers 348 bhp and 430 Nm torque, the additional 88 bhp over the standard model turning this into a powerful four wheel drive 2+2 sportscar easily capable of fulfilling its driver’s innermost demands and desires. 0-100 km/h is achieved in 5.3 seconds while top speed is 260 km/h. However an Autodelta model is always an all-round player, and the Brera J5 3.2 C is the complete package, fully developed in every area, the result of much of hard work which focused in detail on every aspect of the sports car. A brand new stainless-steel exhaust system, created in conjunction with Autodelta’s exhaust development partner Ragazzon, offers optimum gasflow properties as well as a distinct Alfa Romeo exhaust “note”, and is immediately recognisable by its quad-oval tail pipes which are each engraved with the Autodelta legend. The suspension has been re-worked with new Autodelta Sport Line Dampers with Coil Over springs being specially developed for the car; while an upgraded braking system perfectly manages the additional requirements demanded of it by all the extra power. A touch of Italian style Autodelta is also about style, and this area of the car has not been neglected by our experienced design team. A typical Alfa Romeo driver demands performance with inherent Italian styling; understated but individual. An Autodelta driver also makes these demands, but pushed to a further level; understated charms combined with aggression, sleek yet with the exclusive handcrafted Autodelta tradition instantly recognisable. To achieve these core requirements Autodelta’s designers have evolved the “F1 look” that they first introduced on the Autodelta GT Super in 2004 and then the Autodelta 147 GTA AM Super (2005). With this dashing styling treatment, the front bumper arches upwards to meet the traditional “heart” grille, that most famous of all Alfa Romeo symbols, and one which sets an Alfa Romeo apart from the crowd. This remains the most distinctive feature of the car that Autodelta’s designers seek to amplify, but never challenge. The new front bumper at the same time has been optimised to provide maximum delivery of air to the new supercharger oil cooler via the introduction of extra cooling slots on the bumper’s flanks. At the rear, the customary Autodelta splitter enhances the curving rump of the Brera. The subile but distinctive looks of the Brera J5 3.2 C are finally completed by 19-inch OZ Racing Ultraleggera wheels and Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tyres; OZ Racing and Dunlop tyres are also development partners in the Brera J5 3.2 C project. The new Autodelta Brera J5 3.2 C will be on display from 26th-29th October at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, Hall 5, Stand No S03; and from 2nd-5th November at Earls Court, London, In Earls Court 1 on Stand No S21. T.The Earls Court Exhibition Centre is actually located just a stone’s throw from Autodelta’s London headquarters and in particular is regarded by the firm – Europe’s leading aftermarket Alfa Romeo tuner – as being their ‘home’ motor show. About MPH ’06 The philosophy behind MPH is simple: the organisers bring together a collection of the world’s most desirable cars, display them beautifully and bring them to life in a unique theatre hosted by the world-renowned TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson, together with James May. Now an established major event in the UK motoring calendar, MPH takes place in two venues, London’s Earls Court and Birmingham’s NEC. MPH already has a strong legacy for Autodelta. The two-decade old aftermarket Alfa Romeo design and tuning house presented their first exclusive bespoke model – the Autodelta 147 GTA AM 3.7 – during the first edition of the show, MPH03, held at Earls Court back in November 2003. The next year Autodelta presented two models for their world premières at MPH04 – the Autodelta 156 GTA AM 3.7 and the Autodelta GT Super – while at last year’s edition, MPH05, the Autodelta GT Super Evo, which featured a performance step over the previous model which made its world debut at the London show.