Balocco Proving Ground will host an event on 12 June, during the stage from Venice to Monaco
Stelvio Quadrifoglio sports special livery for the epic journey across 11 countries, a one-off designed by the Alfa Romeo Design Centre
The on-road adventure involves over one hundred supercars, prototypes and one-offs and bring together a parade of celebrities from all over the world eager to support the event's charitable aims
In the 21st year of the renowned road race, Alfa Romeo are paying homage to the Gumball rally by hosting part of the event at the legendary Balocco Proving Ground as well as creating an exclusive celebratory livery for the Stelvio Quadrifoglio SUV.
This year’s Gumball rally will cross Europe, starting from Mykonos and ending in Ibiza on 15 June. The cavalcade will pass through Athens and Thessaloniki, then through to Croatia and Venice before reaching Vercelli, Italy on 12 June. Here Alfa Romeo will welcome the Gumball's unique mix of cars to the legendary Balocco Proving Ground. This Proving Ground is the birthplace of the Alfa Romeo racing teams’ models which went on to win on the world's top circuits. The rally will then proceed to Monaco and through to Barcelona, before its final stint in the Balearics.
A special Stelvio Quadrifoglio, taking part in the Gumball, has been given an exclusive livery with custom paintwork created by the Alfa Romeo Design Centre. The Volcano Black bodywork is adorned with a grey cloverleaf motif that reproduces the iconic logo across the entire surface, with fluorescent green accents including include a large snake on the side panels, Alfa Romeo lettering in the classic font on the rear window, and the brand logo occupying the whole roof. The 20-inch alloy wheels are in the same colour, as is the Alfa Romeo logo that stands out on the black brake callipers, specially created to attract attention, aided by the burnished rear light clusters. This Alfa Romeo Stelvio will thrill spectators in eleven European countries, and not just for its performance or the unmistakable Quadrifoglio sound generated by the 2.9-litre V6 Bi-Turbo with its massive 510hp.
This follows on from the special livery seen on the Fiorano circuit on 14 February, during the shakedown of the Alfa Romeo Racing team's C38, when Kimi Räikkönen took part in a test session at the wheel of an F1 car with unique San Valentino paintwork, of alternating cloverleaves and hearts.
The Gumball 3000 is a non-competitive motoring event covering a course of 3,000 miles of open roads. Celebrities from all over the world regularly take part, with everyone from artists, entrepreneurs and philanthropists, all helping to raise funds for the Gumball Foundation's charitable projects. The Foundation supports youth and educational projects, sports, infrastructure and environmental programmes all over the world.