In the Netherlands the "Van Lingen Brothers` slogan" was " there`s no substitute for cubic-inches!" They increased
the 128BHP 2.0 to a 143BHP 2.1 version. Savali named it: 75 Firenze. SAVALI also converted the 2.5 V6 to 3.0 V6.
But when Alfa Romeo introduced the 3.0 V6, SAVALI increased this engine up to a 3.3 V6. It`s power increased to
In 1986 at the saloon of Turin, a 75 sportswagon was introduced. It was built by the Italian caoch-builder Rayton Fissore
from Cherasco on a turbo base. Fissore introduced it as a Turbowagon and was planning to build it in small numbers,
but it never became reality.
Alfa 75 1.8 Turbowagon.
[source tekst; thanks Leonardo, foto;thanks Danny]
In 1987, right before the first 3.0 V6 appeared, Alfa specialist Andreas Tsolakas of Alfa Racing in Thessaloniki, Greece,
made an one-off special engine for a 75, based on the 2.5 V6 block, enlarged to 2.8 liters and raising the power output
to 190 bhp. Special cams and pistons were used, the CR was raised to 10,8:1 and larger injectors off the 75 turbo were
used, as well as the ECU off a BMW 3.3 L engine, adapted to the special engine to supply the extra demand on fuel. Later,
in 1990, another special engine was again made, this time based on the 3.0 V6 block, enlarged to 3,6 liters. That was
a very special preparation: Cosworth pistons and liners, 11:1 CR, specially prepared cams by C & B, ported head, hand
made exhaust collectors and the rest of the exhaust, again 75 turbo injectors and another BMW ECU, from a 3.5 L engine
and revised differential with 47% lock-up capability. The gearbox itself was a combination of 75 3.0 and 75 2.4 TD gears
and final drive. The final figures are about 270 bhp and around 30 kg of torque. Top speed on the 3.6 was about 250 kms.
In 1987 the Alfa 75 Twin Spark was sold in Switzerland in two different models: Twin Spark 2.0 and Twin Spark S. The
Twin Spark 2.0 was not as the known Twin Spark, but identical to the 2.0 carb. The Twin Spark S is identical to the Twin
Spark sold in Italy and abroad, with the rear spoiler on the trunk lid and so on.
In March 1987 The Alfa 75 1.8 Turbo Evoluzione was introduced. It distinguishes itself through following details from the
"normal" Alfa 75 Turbo:
Limited series of only 500. All were built in spring 1987
Only delivered in red
Front-grill was not in grey, but in red
6x15" Rims instead of the 14" rims, coloured red
Stickers on the side with grey background and black text "75 Turbo Evoluzione"
Wings were widened, side panels, front-spoiler and bumper all made from super-light GFK (according to Alfa
was the CD-value from 0,38 down to 0,33 reduced - The Evoluzione was the first 75'er with the small rear-spoiler,
which was later used in the series version).
Seat design was slightly altered
Stiffer springs and even stiffer suspension units
Thicker rear-stabilizer (from 21mm up to 27,5mm)
Larger wheel-bearings front & rear
The tow hook was moved
Redesigned "uprights" and front axle geometry
Exhaust-manifold with two-piece exhaust
Strengthened cylinder block
Strengthened cylinder head
Pistons which are 0,5 mm smaller, this then gives a cubic capacity of 1762 ccm. The standard from Alfa 75 1.8 Turbo is
1779 ccm. These measures were taken because the Evo was to drive in the group A (Carb, motors up to 3 Litre cubic
capacity). For the classification of the turbo motors is the conversion factor 1,7. By 1762 ccm this would give us 2995.4 cc
With the series bore this would have given the Evo 24 ccm more than legally allowed.
[source Evoluzione: Alfisti.net, thanks andré]
The British introduced the Veloce-versions in 1987. Those Veloce-versions were fitted with very nice special bodykits.
In 1990 the Imola was introduced, based on the 1.8IE. The 75 1.8 Imola was sold in Italy as INDY. The standard equip-
ment list was comprehensive. It had body-coloured side mirrors, side skirts and flared arches, body coloured front and
rear bumpers and the Twin Spark interior trim.
In 1991 the 75 Turbo Quadrofoglio Verde Serie Numerata was introduced on the Italian market. The extra features are:
a numbered aluminium plate on the dashboardunit, a Recaro interior and special light-alloy wheels. Alfa Romeo also
introduced a twin spark version of this car with the same extra`s.
In 1991 the Greek importer of Alfa Romeo imported a special version (the final) of the Alfa 75, it was called TROFEO, with
the 1.6 and 1.8 cat engines. It had body-coloured side mirrors, side skirts and flared arches, body coloured front and rear
bumpers, the Twin Spark interior trim, A/C and P/S standard on both engine versions, as well as front fog lights and
special 14 inch alloy wheels with center caps for the 1.6 and full bolt covers for the 1.8. This edition was fitted with the
amber front turn signals. It was available in the following colors: White, Red, Silver and dark Anthracite metallic. No
other factory extras (e.g sunroof or ABS) were available, not even if specially ordered. It was beeing sold in Greece until
1994, even after the Alfa 155 was introduced, people preferred the Alfa 75.
[source Greek specials: D. Organtzis, thanks Danny]
The French introduced the 75 1.6/1.8 Diva with a colourfull striping and a different boot spoiler.
Alfa 75 model year '92; after the launch of the 155, the 75 was produced in the 1.6 IE, 1.6 IE cat and 2.0 TD models. The
exterior was similar to the INDY / IMOLA / TROFEO, except the light alloy wheels "star design", and the interior was the
same of the T.Spark. The paint layout of the bumpers was the same as the first '86 turbo: the same colour of the body
except the lowest part, that was black.
In 1992 Alfa Romeo Nederland introduced its last special edition: the 75 1.8ie Epoca.