Alfa Romeo is releasing a limited number of stunning special edition Alfa 147 Sport and Sport Q2 models in the UK.
The new Alfa 147 Sport features a number of unique enhancements to the Alfa’s exterior styling. New 17-inch 5 spoke wheels add poise, while satin effect wing mirrors, a roof spoiler and chrome exhaust hint at the sporting prowess. The sport theme continues inside, with some subtle touches starting with exclusive Q2-type cloth used for the seats, aluminium pedals, sports dials, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and darkened roof lining.
The top-of-the-range Sport Q2 version has some unique features over the Sport specification; the most fundamental being the Q2 Limited Slip Differential. This addition to the Alfa 147’s already surefooted chassis is complemented by lowered sports suspension and unique Q2 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the higher specification machine adds black leather sports seats, dual zone climate control and stainless steel kick plates over the Sport specification. All 147 Sport models are available in Alfa Red, Stromboli Grey or Carbonio Black, colours which all accentuate the car’s distinctive styling.
By adding the Q2 system with its Torsen Limited Slip Differential which splits torque between the front drive wheels dynamically and constantly, according to driving conditions and the road surface it has given the Alfa 147 a sharper turn-in when cornering, adding to the car’s A-road prowess. The Q2 system also enhances traction, thus allowing the driver to enjoy the impressive 225 lb/ft of torque from the JTDM 16v engine with absolute confidence.
However, drivers will have to be quick to get their hands on one of these sharp-looking hatchbacks, with only 450 Alfa 147 Sport and 350 Alfa 147 Sport Q2 models available. The Alfa 147 Sport is available with either the 1.6 TS petrol engine or the 1.9 JTDM diesel unit. The Sport Q2 comes equipped with the 1.9 JTDM 16v unit, endowing the LSD-equipped car with a lusty 150bhp.
The Alfa 147 Sport is available in three or five door body styles. Available from £13,450, this model represents exceptional value for money in its class. The Alfa 147 Sport Q2 is available from £16,950 for the three door hatch and £17,450 for the five door version.