Alfa 155 Q4

Zep

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Very, very, very nice. Really liked the 155 back in the day. This is the first car to trigger the “want” part of my brain since the Strad.

We had a 1.8 TS as a pool car and it didn’t understeer at all!
 

mjheathcote

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It was a want back in the day when I had a 33 P4.
Fast forward and things have moved on, the performance draw at the time has been eclipsed many times by newer machinery.
What remains for me is still a want however, nostalgia, but not at the price even with the "find another".
 

Nayf

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It’s worthwhile trying a 164 Q4. All the extra ironmongery means that it doesn’t feel particularly quick. However, that encourages you to rev it out, and of course that sounds amazing. It has one of the quickest steering racks I’ve ever experienced.

however the big party piece is the 100-0 torque split, which turns it into a big Impreza with a Busso V6. It’s a curate’s egg of a thing, and flawed in many ways (you can’t even put more power through it as the diffs and gearbox don’t like it), but it really is worth trying one.

There’s the silver one (the one I wrote a feature on) but there’s a black one up for sale too...
 

zagatoes30

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It’s worthwhile trying a 164 Q4. All the extra ironmongery means that it doesn’t feel particularly quick. However, that encourages you to rev it out, and of course that sounds amazing. It has one of the quickest steering racks I’ve ever experienced.

however the big party piece is the 100-0 torque split, which turns it into a big Impreza with a Busso V6. It’s a curate’s egg of a thing, and flawed in many ways (you can’t even put more power through it as the diffs and gearbox don’t like it), but it really is worth trying one.

There’s the silver one (the one I wrote a feature on) but there’s a black one up for sale too...
I've looked at 164 Q4s a couple of times and drove a couple but as much as I love it the flaws are just too near to the surface, a properly sorted 155 Q4 is a beast but only when you drive it like you stole it and then it really comes on song