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There was a lot of attention payed to the styling of the 164. It had to uphold the sporting image of Alfa Romeo. 吀栀攀 㘀㐀 栀愀猀 戀攀攀渀 搀攀瘀攀氀漀瀀攀搀 椀渀 琀栀攀 眀椀渀搀 琀甀渀渀攀氀 愀琀 倀椀渀椀渀昀愀爀椀渀愀✀猀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀
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Even today these values would be considered very low. 㰀椀洀最 猀爀挀㴀∀栀椀猀琀漀爀礀⼀㘀㐀眀椀渀搀琀甀渀渀攀氀⸀樀瀀最∀㸀 㰀椀洀最 猀爀挀㴀∀栀椀猀琀漀爀礀⼀㘀㐀眀椀渀搀琀甀渀渀攀氀㈀⸀樀瀀最∀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀
The 164 also went through various tests. In a crash test the chassis was closely measured to see how much certan beams would bend.