Autodelta hots up the Alfa Romeo 159

Autodelta hots up the Alfa Romeo 159

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The Autodelta 159 J4 2.2 C will become the third member of the J-series range, joining the Brera J5 3.2 C and Spider J6 3.2 C in the Autodelta line-up when the high performance sports saloon’s order book opens on July 1st. 18 months of intensive research and development and Autodelta is proud to present this new car. Pushing the dynamic envelope of Alfa Romeo’s to the edge to create sports cars that thrill the driver is our deep seated motivation, and with the J4 2.2 C we believe we have raised the bar even further in every field and created our finest project to date.

Just like the other two now-established members of the J-series range, the integral theme of the Autodelta 159 J4 2.2 C is to continue a long standing tradition of applying forced induction principles to develop nothing less than the very ultimate expression of high performance motoring. The Autodelta 159 J4 2.2 C once again makes strides across the sphere of engineering excellence, and applies the results of an intensive 18 month research and development programme, led by Head of R&D Sergio Truzzi, to Alfa Romeo’s advanced direct injection JTS, making us the only company in the world to develop a forced induction solution for this power unit.

Under the sleek, swaged bonnet of the Autodelta 159 J4 2.2 C beats the muscular heart of this powerhouse: a supercharged version of Alfa Romeo’s impressive 2.2 JTS direct injection petrol engine, the first production application of forced induction to this robust engine. The incorporation of the Rotrex C30-74 supercharger and a specifically-developed bespoke system boosts the 2.2-litre unit’s maximum power from the standard 185bhp up to 245 bhp, an increase of 60 bhp. Meanwhile, peak torque is raised from 230 Nm to 290Nm, giving the vibrant sports saloon an extra 60 Nm of torque.

Supercharging the 2.2 JTS engine and evolving the 159 J4 2.2 C package to perfection has been a long-term project for Autodelta, running alongside the development programmes to realise the J5 and J6. Autodelta’s engineering team was able to build on valuable experience gained when it became the first company in the world to apply forced induction to Alfa Romeo’s 2.0 JTS unit, as used in the 156 and GT models; and although it is an all-new unit in the Alfa 159, many of the important lessons learnt, and technical knowledge gained, were carried forward to the 2.2 JTS project.

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The Autodelta 159 J4 2.2 C will become the third member of the J-series range, joining the Brera J5 3.2 C and Spider J6 3.2 C in the Autodelta line-up when the high performance sports saloon’s order book opens on July 1st. 18 months of intensive research and development and Autodelta is proud to present this new car. Pushing the dynamic envelope of Alfa Romeo’s to the edge to create sports cars that thrill the driver is our deep seated motivation, and with the J4 2.2 C we believe we have raised the bar even further in every field and created our finest project to date.

Just like the other two now-established members of the J-series range, the integral theme of the Autodelta 159 J4 2.2 C is to continue a long standing tradition of applying forced induction principles to develop nothing less than the very ultimate expression of high performance motoring. The Autodelta 159 J4 2.2 C once again makes strides across the sphere of engineering excellence, and applies the results of an intensive 18 month research and development programme, led by Head of R&D Sergio Truzzi, to Alfa Romeo’s advanced direct injection JTS, making us the only company in the world to develop a forced induction solution for this power unit.

Under the sleek, swaged bonnet of the Autodelta 159 J4 2.2 C beats the muscular heart of this powerhouse: a supercharged version of Alfa Romeo’s impressive 2.2 JTS direct injection petrol engine, the first production application of forced induction to this robust engine. The incorporation of the Rotrex C30-74 supercharger and a specifically-developed bespoke system boosts the 2.2-litre unit’s maximum power from the standard 185bhp up to 245 bhp, an increase of 60 bhp. Meanwhile, peak torque is raised from 230 Nm to 290Nm, giving the vibrant sports saloon an extra 60 Nm of torque.

Supercharging the 2.2 JTS engine and evolving the 159 J4 2.2 C package to perfection has been a long-term project for Autodelta, running alongside the development programmes to realise the J5 and J6. Autodelta’s engineering team was able to build on valuable experience gained when it became the first company in the world to apply forced induction to Alfa Romeo’s 2.0 JTS unit, as used in the 156 and GT models; and although it is an all-new unit in the Alfa 159, many of the important lessons learnt, and technical knowledge gained, were carried forward to the 2.2 JTS project.

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