Detailing the 1996 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI ITC, late version. Step by step
Tamiya 1/24 scale
by Alessandro Prini © 2005 Modeler Site
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The famous Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo has been one of the principal figures in the 1996 International Touring Car Championship (ITC): ten victories on twenty-six rounds. For that season, their 155 V6 TI was further developed and a total of eight cars were entered in the series. An awesome 450 plus horsepower output was transmitted to all four wheels via a semi-automatic six-speed gearbox and electronically controlled front, rear and central differentials. The four wheel double wishbone suspension was equipped with horizontally mounted shock absorbers activated by pushrods.
Although retaining some of the original appearance, the exterior underwent numerous aerodynamic and weight-saving refinements, while Formula 1-borrowed electronics was massively used on the mechanics and stored in the cockpits.
The Martini sponsored 155 were piloted by the drivers Nicola Larini and Alessandro Nannini.
The car subject of the photo-array comes from the 1996 late season with all the modifications above mentioned; the car is displayed at the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese (Milano), seat of the remaining Alfa Romeo plant.
For this project I also decided to build the engine separate from the car, displaying it just in front of the 155.
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