Romeo Ferraris has released several images and preliminary specs for their upcoming Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR.

Romeo Ferraris has released several images and preliminary specs for their upcoming Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR.

The racecar is currently in development and will be ready for the 2016 season of the TCR International Series which is considered in the motorsport world as a more affordable alternative to the WTCC series. Romeo Ferraris was hoping to have the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR ready for a maiden test session in the first week of November and then fly it to Macau to race in the final event of the TCR, but in the end decided to work more on the car to make sure it will be ready for 2016.

A series of tests will be conducted in the middle of next week in Italy with Mario Ferraris and former Alfa Romeo WTCC factory driver Salvatore Tavano in charge of putting the car through its paces to make any necessary fine-tuning. Production of the first batch of ten cars is programmed to kick off in April 2016 and according to Romeo Ferraris it will cost somewhere in the region of €98,000 (excluding data acquisition and tax).

In terms of specifications, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR is going to be 4351 mm long, 1950 mm wide, and with a 2659 mm wheelbase. Power will be provided by an inline-four 1742cc engine coupled to a Sadev six-speed gearbox sending power to the front axle. It will benefit from a McPherson front and multi-link rear suspension while the stopping power will be provided by six-piston front calipers with 378 mm discs and four-piston rear calipers teamed up with 290 mm discs.

As for the road-going Giulietta, Alfa Romeo is working on a mild facelift which will see the light of day sometime in 2016.

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