ALFA ROMEO LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION
ALFA 147 DUCATI CORSE
In celebration of their 2007 MotoGP world championship title win with Australian rider Casey Stoner, Ducati has teamed up with fellow Italian manufacturer, Alfa Romeo, to produce the highly impressive Alfa 147 Ducati Corse.
With both manufacturers steeped in racing history and pedigree, the Alfa 147 Ducati Corse comes with Alfa Romeo's 170bhp JTDM turbo diesel, handling courtesy of Alfa Romeo's Q2 system, a Sport button that varies the mapping of the accelerator pedal to give a notably sporting response, and some distinct styling additions.
The Alfa 147 Ducati Corse is available in two versions, the five-door 1.9 JTDM 16V Q2 170 BHP priced at £17,995 and the three-door version priced at £17,495.
Exclusive to the Alfa 147 Ducati Corse is a unique 18" alloy wheel design with 225/40 R18 tyres, red painted callipers, satin effect electrically adjustable and heated wing mirrors, a rear spoiler, and appropriate Ducati badging.
Customers will also be able to choose from three individual external colours - Etna Black, Ghiaccio White and Giulietta Red.
Inside the cabin, the Alfa 147 Ducati Corse boasts aluminium sports pedals, Ducati Corse sports dials with a red background, sports seats upholstered in black leather with red stitching, cruise control, dual zone automatic climate control with split temperature and distribution function, as well as a car radio with audio CD player, MP3 reader, and an auto-dip rear view mirror.
As is standard with the Alfa 147, this latest Alfa 147 Ducati model also includes ABS with EBD, VDC with brake assist, and remote audio controls on steering wheel.
The limited edition 1.9 JTDM 16V Q2 170 bhp model powers the Alfa 147 Ducati from 0-62mph in just eight seconds, and on to a top speed of 134mph.
Alfa Romeo is the official car supplier to the Ducati Corse racing team.