July 22, 2002
Why I Love Alfa Romeo

Swear to god Alfa was the only company in the world crazy enough to put this thing in the back of their sedans. For those not in the know, that's a DeDion rear axle assembly. It's a way of giving your car that last extra bit of high-performance handling without the need to worry about whether the wheels will knuckle under just as you hit the apex of a corner (cf Corvair, Nader, Ralph, "unsafe at any speed").

There were only two production automobiles in the world (that I know of) in the 1980s to have this setup. One was the Alfa Milano (75 in Europe). The other one?

Aston Martin.

Posted by scott at July 22, 2002 12:05 PM

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