The sporty Alfa Romeo 159 JTS has finally received a tuning kit from British tuner Autodelta. Consisting of a new body kit and a supercharger, the Autodelta 159 J4 2.2 C gives the 159 even starker appearance and much better dynamics.
The heart of the program is the new Rotrex supercharger unit. Together with reengineered aluminum intake manifold, NGK Iridium spark plugs and a remapped ECU, the supercharger increases the vehicle’s 2.2-liter engine’s output from 185 bhp to 245 hp and its peak torque from 230 Nm (169 lb-ft) to 290 Nm (213 lb-ft).
To my regret, Autodelta doesn’t provide us with real life performance characteristics of the car, but let me tell you that for such a lightweight car like the Alfa Romeo 159 JTS 290 Newton-meters of torque look almost like overkill. I mean, the powered-up engine delivers more oomph than a 2.7-liter powerplant of current Porsche Cayman! Well, the Italian car is still around 100 kilos heavier than the German sports coupe, but its dynamics still must be very impressive, especially compared to the stock version of the car.
The stylish and energetic body kit consisting of a new front splitter, rear apron and side skirts, enhances the 159’s aerodynamics while increasing airflow into the engine compartment.
As you can see on the photo below, the appearance program from Autodelta also includes a set of new light-alloy OZ Racing wheels with that signature “multispoke” design of classic Alfas. Although I am not sure about how easy it will be to wash these beauties, they definitely look gorgeous.
See also: Alfa Romeo Autodelta GT 3.7