Alfa Romeo Alfetta (Tipo 116) is a three volume sedan and a Fastback Coupe produced by the Italian maker between 1972 and 1987. The car is popular due to the powerful engines who equipped it (from 1.4l till 2.6V8 engine).
Alfa Romeo introduces with this model a new drivetrain layout. It is called Transaxle. This means that we have the clutch, the transmission and the differential in the rear of the vehicle. The main technical advantage of this is that the car has a very good weight balance.
The shape designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro flows from the front grille to the rear end developing big transparent surfaces and very thin pillars. This is a characteristic of the ‘80s. The rear quarter window is splitted at the middle by introducing a pillar which allows to the front segment of the window to roll down as the front door window. This solution is somehow unique.
For my model, just after I bought it, I saw red in front of my eyes. Alfa Romeo = red! So I disassembled the model and begun the process of painting. After this, I chose the rims: some steelies to bring the car in its time and to bring some sporty look. Sporty look, so, several decals are welcomed! Said and done! After all, for a more real look I opted to use bare metal foil for the windows trims instead of the silver paint.
Enjoy the ride. I hope you like it