164 ProCar

Let people know what's for sale!
Post Reply
User avatar
alfa east
3.0 V6 24V automatic
Posts: 1130
Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:26 am
Location: Bangkok

164 ProCar

Post by alfa east » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:48 pm

Mustpost actually put me on an S. Homes-Internet search on the 164 Celebrity racing and of course you then also come across the most magnificant "über"-164; de 164 ProCar.
Image
The history is probably known to you all (otherwise read the links here below) but just quickly the salient stats:
First Formula 1 3.5L V10 engine (even before the Honda); 600 hp at 12,000 RPM
Top speed: 340-350 km/h (215 mph)
0-100 km/h: 2.4 sec. (0-60 mph: 2.1 sec)
There are many interesting links and photos on the Dutch sister site which actually deserve a repeat here whenever the webmaster have time to do it and I recently added a few links which I would like to post here as well:
http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/terrence-032 ... next=48515
http://www.alfa-prototypes.be/AlfaPrototype88.html
French article with some unique photographs:
http://www.alfa-prototypes.be/164ProcarAutoHebdo643.pdf
And the UK press brochure which was quite premature as the ProCar series never materialized and Alfa was the only factory that had developed a car for it (but probably because Brabham did most of the chassis/body development work Alfa Romeo GB decided to print this brochure?):
http://www.alfa-prototypes.be/164Procar1988.pdf

User avatar
alfa east
3.0 V6 24V automatic
Posts: 1130
Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:26 am
Location: Bangkok

Re: 164 ProCar

Post by alfa east » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:30 am

I noticed I had copied and pasted one of the links wrongly. Now corrected.

User avatar
alfa east
3.0 V6 24V automatic
Posts: 1130
Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:26 am
Location: Bangkok

Re: 164 ProCar

Post by alfa east » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:42 am


QVtomcat
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:34 pm

Re: 164 ProCar

Post by QVtomcat » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:26 pm

That car is insane so ahead of its time only alfa romeo could come up with a creation like this!

it was at goodwood FOS few years back
1993 164 QV, the best way to go 150mph

User avatar
alfa east
3.0 V6 24V automatic
Posts: 1130
Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:26 am
Location: Bangkok

Re: 164 ProCar

Post by alfa east » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:01 pm

Last year, Top Gear published a story about it:
http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/This-i ... 2014-05-06" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Post Reply