1999 Alfa Romeo 156

D2 TYPE SE-071

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1999
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    012
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Condition 
    Original Condition
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    310 BHP / 315 PS / 232 kW

Description

Type SE-071
Chassis no. 012

Ex Works Fiat Auto Corse Alfa Romeo
Nicola Larini Official Car
Significant results in Italian Superturismo Championship and European Touring Car Championship
2.0-liter, four-cylinder, 310 hp
Retaining its original ACI-CSAI Passport with detailed history

Introduced at the 1997 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Alfa Romeo 156 had only one arduous task: making the "Alfisti" dream again. The engineers succeeded in this: the vehicle's handling was improved by refining the suspension and chassis. For the front axle, a quadrilateral layout is preferred as in racing cars, while for the rear, the choice falls on the Mac Pherson configuration, which comes from the Lancia Delta Integrale.

For Superturismo competitions, the Twin Spark engine (only apparently) is positioned lower and closer to the cockpit to improve weight distribution. Maximum power is 310 horsepower with a six-speed sequential gearbox with limited-slip differential. With these solutions, the results aren't long in coming: Larini and Giovanardi with their 156 Superturismo rule over the championship in Italy and Europe, achieving the Drivers' and Manufacturers' titles.

The 1999 Alfa Romeo 156 D2 SE-071 - chassis number 012 comes from the Fiat Auto Corse Spa - Alfa Romeo. His racing career began by taking part in the 1999 Italian Superturismo Championship. During the race on 4 September at the Riccardo Paletti Circuit (Varano for friends), Nicola Larini took first place with the # 2 of the Nordauto Engineering team. After another overwhelming victory on 9 October in Vallelunga, the season ends with the second Manufaturers' title for Alfa Romeo. In 2000 Larini, with our D2, won fourth place in the driver standings of the European Touring Car Championship.

After the season, the car was refreshed and sold to L.M. Gianetti and later sold to a Tuscan collector, the previous owner of the current one. Recently tested at the Historic Minardi Day and on the Quattroruote Handling track in Vairano, it is in immaculate condition and retains its original ACI-CSAI passport.

PALMARÈS
1999
03/09 – Varano (1st - 3rd)
21/09 – Monza (2nd –2nd)
08/10 – Vallelunga (1st – 4th)
04/12 – Bologna Motor Show

2000
31/03 – Mugello (2nd – 2nd)
28/04 – Pergusa (3rd – 6th)
13/05 – Zeltweg (4th – 3rd)
10/06 – Monza (14th – DNF)
01/07 – Hungaroring (5th – 5th)
08/07 – Imola (5th – 4th)
22/07 – Misano (5th – 5th)
16/09 – Brno (3rd – 6th)
23/09 – Vallelunga (2nd – 2nd)
07/10 – Novo Mesto (2nd – 3rd)
07/12 – Bologna Motor Show