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Alfa Romeo Alfasud General Information

Ha, the first group N winner ever had a 4-cylinder Boxer engine! But....

Here comes a record you would have never guessed it belongs to this car! Of course with the start of 1982 the new homologation rules with groups N, A & B have been launched. And on the Rallye Monte Carlo that year the Alfa Romeo Alfasud was to become the first group N winner ever! OK, it never got real top results, but we couldn't let you miss out on this.

The Alfasud was a medium sized hatchback on the lines of Volkswagen Golf or Fiat Ritmo. Both examples however came later, so the Alfasud was an innovative design, and - as you would expect from Alfa Romeo - a sporty looking car. The name showed a little less fantasy. It was not built in Alfa's main factory in Milano, but in their factory in Napoli, in Italy's south, hence Alfa - Sud!

Maybe it was even surprising for Alfa to come out with such compact car, as so far the company was more known for sporty coupés and fast saloons. And indeed first versions did not have a tailgate. But you see the Volkswagen Golf is not as innovative as everyone believes. The Alfasud came in 1971, that is nearly 4 years before the Golf! Maybe the TI version with its 1.5L boxer engine was a bit underpowered for a hot hatch and especially for an Alfa, but talking the basic model the Alfasud was very much comparable to the Golf, only it looked more characterful, more unique, more sporty - and it was first by 4 years!

Nearly more interesting than the car was probably its driver, Bertrand Balas. OK, this is again not the first top driver you had on your mind. But Balas is a declared Alfa Romeo fan and in following years he was to turn up with a rather unusual and interesting selection of rally cars. I.e. did you even know that Alfa Romeo did a 4x4 road car? Not to mention Balas won group N with it on the Monte a few years later on?

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Alfa Romeo Alfasud Evolutions

Model & Evo. (Activity)
Alfa Romeo Alfasud TI (82-0) 95/5800 130/4000 3978.1616.1370 885 (9.3) FWD (2455)

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Alfa Romeo Alfasud Results

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Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
21st. 1984 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo P. Pagani . UNKNOWN #50 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
12th. 1984 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo A. Cudini . UNKNOWN #26 [UNKNOWN] 10:10:27
56th. 1983 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo W. Wünsch C. Cramer #64 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
49th. 1983 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo L. Aitken-Walker E. Morgan #56 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
18th. 1983 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo B. Balas E. Laine #63 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
32nd. 1983 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo P. Pagani . UNKNOWN #37 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
36th. 1982 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo B. Balas . UNKNOWN #93 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
25th. 1981 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo P. Pagani B. Chenez #40 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
87th. 1980 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo P. Pagani X. Carlotti #47 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
26th. 1979 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo F. Vincent . Calvier #18 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
16th. 1976 WRC Safari Rally J. Noon J. Mitchell #21 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
40th. 1974 WRC Rally of Finland J. Markkula A. Nevalainen #45 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00

Alfa Romeo Alfasud Retirements

This is an unofficial Car Model Retirements list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 1984 WRC Tour de Corse P. Pagani X. Carlotti #90 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1982 WRC Tour de Corse P. Pagani . UNKNOWN #168 [UNKNOWN] SS8 suspension
Ret. 1982 WRC Tour de Corse B. Balas E. Laine #182 [UNKNOWN] SS4 ?
Ret. 1981 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo B. Balas . UNKNOWN #96 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1977 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Moschous . UNKNOWN #106 [UNKNOWN] SS6 ?
Ret. 1976 WRC Rallye San Remo F. Pons G. Zappia #92 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1974 WRC Rallye San Remo F. Ormezzano . UNKNOWN #25 [UNKNOWN] SS99 differential