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#1 duby

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 18:15

hello all
some thing that goes up in the Alfa-Romeo forum -

Does anyone know what ever happened to the 4cylinder turbo engines that Alfa designed and prepared for the Ligier team in the late 80's? There was a contract between Alfa Romeo and Guy Ligier for delivering engines to the team. Some engines where even tested (at Monza, I believe) in a Ligier chassis.
After Ferrari (through Fiat) denied Alfa Romeo the entry in formula one, everything jumped off.
I must have a picture somewhere, but can't find it anymore.
Anyone who knows more?

i know that the Osella team used the alfa engine as well .



thanks
duby

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#2 MODE

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 20:00

the Ligier alfa first tested at the Paul Ricard, the car and engine went well even if they didn't really improve during the tests. They tried 2 different sizes of turbo without difference in lap time. When Arnoux drove the car with the Megatron, he found it more powerful than the Alfa but it was heavier (about 20 Kg) and bigger. I don't know what happened to the engines, destroyed ? Photos of the Ligier Alfa taken at the Paul Ricard, photos by Jean- Claude Loubet :


http://www.gurneyfla.../ligieralfa.jpg

http://www.gurneyfla...ligieralfa1.jpg

http://www.gurneyfla...ligieralfa2.jpg

#3 dretceterini

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 23:47

One of the motors was in the showroom of Alfa Ricambi when they were in Glendale, California.....about 8 years ago...

I think it was sent back to Alfa after it was at Ricambi for about 2 years.

For all intents and purposes, Ricambi no longer exists, and Brad Bunch, the owner of the business, last I heard, was living in central California as of about 3-4 years ago.

#4 cosworth bdg

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 03:48

Originally posted by duby
hello all
some thing that goes up in the Alfa-Romeo forum -

Does anyone know what ever happened to the 4cylinder turbo engines that Alfa designed and prepared for the Ligier team in the late 80's? There was a contract between Alfa Romeo and Guy Ligier for delivering engines to the team. Some engines where even tested (at Monza, I believe) in a Ligier chassis.
After Ferrari (through Fiat) denied Alfa Romeo the entry in formula one, everything jumped off.
I must have a picture somewhere, but can't find it anymore.
Anyone who knows more?

i know that the Osella team used the alfa engine as well .



thanks
duby

Yes you are correct but Osella used a Turbo V8 Alfa engine in F1 ...............