Published on 03 Dec 2011 by Adriano
The last creation from Italian tuner Romeo Ferraris is called Supercharged RF-Brera, a spiced up version of Alfa Romeo Brera 3.2 JTS. The standard version of the car is powered by a 3.2-litre V6 engine delivering 260 hp and 322 Nm (237 lb/ft) of peak torque that pushes the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6,5 seconds, with 240 km/h (149 mph) of top speed. Romeo Ferraris performed a few intervention on this unit - most notably the addition of a Rotrex centrifugal compressor, a new intercooler, sport air-filter and a remapped ECU - and it replaced the original exhaust system with a brand new complete exhaust collector and metal catalyst. With all these additions, the Brera’s RF-supercharged engine can now produce an output of 358 hp and 440 Nm (324 lb/ft) of torque, numbers that allow it to go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.0 seconds (no less than 1.5 seconds faster than the 6.5 seconds time of the standard Brera) and reach a top speed of 260 km/h (161 mph).
The chassis has also been revised in order to make the Brera more reactive and precise on the road and in tight corners: sports springs and dampers adjustable in height and calibration have been added. In light of the fact that the Brera is approaching the end of its career as a production model, this tuning feels like a proper way to say goodbye to the model.