On an authenticity front, how would Marco feel about putting in a different engine from the alfa romeo family that’s from the same time period as the original? and about increasing the internal capacity of the engine the car already has to get more hp?
That’s certainly true, but even race cars need some form of drivability to be of any use, so it would make sense to include that in the judging criteria as well.
Yes, a typical Alfa or similar engine is better than a pushrod V8, it will bring much less of a penalty, but still is not number matching. It was not a block that you could bore out and such tho, and a full rebuild or swapping the block would also nullify the number matching. I added wording that some swaps are more advantageous than others, but you still have a base penalty. It might very well be worth it tho.
Thanks, good catch, it got lost in my criteria shuffling.
Added rules about Aero and slightly modified the criteria ordering after more aero testing.
I forgot to announce that the rules are locked and submissions are opened.
Bespoke Restomods proudly presents…
The BRM Giulia "Tipo 33"
Back in the sixties, the Giulia wasn’t the only car to come from Autodelta. If you had a decent amount more money, you might have been able to pick up one of 18 examples of the 33 Stradale - an Alfa with world-beating performance, managing the fastest standing kilometer of its day despite its relatively small 2L V8. It was a street-going version of the Tipo 33, a car which managed some exceptional results through the late sixties and seventies, including the Mille Maglia and the World Sportscar Championship. Both the Stradale and racing versions featured a DOHC 2V design, an aluminium block and head and a cross-plane crankshaft. BRM has produced a modern re-creation of the engine, adding in modern fuel injection and valvetrain control.
In ARM’s concept for the Giulia, it is mated to a RWD drivetrain with a six-speed manual transmision, as in the Tipo 33. It currently uses medium-compound tyres, allowing for good performance off-road without compromising on-road performance. Dual vents at the front and rear, inspired by the 33 Stradale, provide enhanced airflow to the vented disk brakes to make sure it can stop on demand. Lightweight bucket seats and a holographic-projection HUD provide maximal comfort and ease of use while keeping the weight under 1.25 metric tons, allowing the car to use just 8.8 litres per 100km. All panels and chassis elements have been kept original, and zero downforce has been added.
LS1 the World!: BSB Alfa Giulia GTA
Boot Scootin' Bodyworks strikes again!
Classic Italian styling? Check. Road Rally spec handling? Check. GM LS1?!?! Check and check!!!
Here at BSB, we believe that there is no such car that cannot be improved by any one of the LS family of engines. But when you’re modifying classic Italian Pre-Oxide of Iron you have to show a little class…
So we installed a 4.8L LS7 and Italified that Yank using a flatplane crank. Now this petite Italian Stallion screams like a big-bore Ducati on it’s way to over 250Km/h and still uses under 10L per 100Km!
It’s stock inside (other than a digital display and an Android touchscreen) so no-one will know you’re packing a big-iron under the hood until it’s waaay to late, so hit us up if this is the direction you’d like your project to go in.
We’re already in the last 48 hours, I only received entries from:
Event is closed now. Results will be posted in the next days.
The order of review is the order I received the submissions, not the final ranking
Marco will need to sleep on it, and maybe talk about it with friends and family. He’ll have to figure out what he really wants - a rally car, a track car or replace his aging S3. He knew deep down he could not get everything he wanted, but he hoped someone would figure it out for him.
Arf! I didn’t undestood well the rules… I thought I just had to set variant and trim to 2020… I will do better next time! I really loved designing this car. I would gladly bought it!
Yeah, a shame, sorry. I LOVED the styling on this, and with 2020 all around, the stats could have been very competitive. ARM and BRS have a lot of little rules you need to fully understand. I got binned on my first ARM as well.
I am saddened that no one built a GTA with a Busso V6.
D’oh! I’ve either clearly missed the reference to the WRC or I’ve interpreted the “Rally” to be road rallying not hardcore forest trail work.
Booy Scootin’ Bodyworks officially apologises for this oversight; We’ll re-work our proposal and submit it, post-competition, to see if we ould have done better!
Also, I get my inspiration from Wikipedia regarding the LS series; it officially spans 4.8L to 7.0L in the same family!
Finally, which era of the WRC does Marco prefer? I don’t want to build a 1.6L replica if he’s in love with the old Escort BDA days, hahaha!
EDIT: I’m also blind, hahaha!
(emphasis added by HighOctaneLove)
So @karhgath please let me know which era Marco prefers and I’ll send you a post competition present, hahaha!
Hahaha, it was not a major aspect of it, he’s just a fan of WRC and that could influence his thinking, but I did not necessarily expect everyone to provide a WRC or offroad car (it is not high in priority) - he’s young, do not know what he really wants but also wants it to do everything, and he has money. The perfect storm.
As for the LS, he knows nothing about american cars or history, so that was more him being confused than me
And yeah, he’s young and following the current era of WRC and WEC. As I said he’s not really into old or classic cars, so he does not care about an Escort or what Cosworth means, or even the glory days of Italy. A turbo 1.6L with sequential gearbox, AWD and proper fixtures could have influenced him slightly… if the rest met the brief. But a daily driver was another preference he had and could help push him in a direction, as well as a more track/road rally car.
We will see soon where he will end up on all this. Basically, it was (almost?) impossible to try to cater to his every wants and desires completely anyway.