2008 Alfa Romeo Brera S limited edition (UK)
The new Alfa Romeo Brera grand tourer is a wonderful car. However, on the British market, it faces quite a stiff competition from the Nissan 350Z, BMW Z4 and Audi TT.
With its fresh Brera S trim, which is limited to only 500 units, the Italian brand’s UK branch tries to make the hot coupe’s life a little bit easier.
And with prices starting at mere £24,950, the car will be available in three trims and with a choice of two engines.
The most affordable model, Alfa Romeo Brera S 2.2 JTS will feature a maximum power output of 185bhp and if you are into some sort of luxury stuff, you can pay extra £1500 and order the car with a leather-clad dashboard.
The top of the line Alfa Romeo Brera S V6 JTS comes equipped with a 260bhp 3.2-liter engine.
All trims feature bespoke Eibach coil springs and Bilstein dampers, light-weight 19-inch alloy wheels, hollow anti-roll bars, aluminum suspension components.
With all these enhancements, the car gets its ground clearance decreased by 10mm (0.4in) and its weight reduced by 100 kg for the V6 and 35 kg for the 2.2 liter JTS.
The acceleration time is still not that mind blowing as one would expect, though.
The 2.2 JTS takes long 8.6 seconds to crawl from zero to 62mph, and the V6 JTS cuts that time by 1.6 seconds.
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