Prodrive tuned Alfa Romeo Brera S

Prodrive tuned Alfa Romeo Brera S

British motorsport company Prodrive has finally released details about its new tuning kit for the Alfa Romeo Brera coupe, which is set to go on sale through Alfa dealerships in the UK in the following months. The kit has been in development for more than a year, with engineers focusing mainly on suspension and chassis improvements.

The cars also feature minor styling changes, inside and out, and will be limited to just 500 individually numbered models with unique ‘Brera S’ labeling. Power comes from a choice of two existing direct injection petrol engines – the 185hp 2.2L JTS or the 260hp 3.2L V6 JTS. The 2.2 and 3.2L models can reach 62mph from rest in 8.6 and 7.0 seconds respectively, on the way to maximum speeds of 139 and 155mph.

Engineers experimented with different spring rates, damper settings, and ride heights to match the reduced weights of the 2008 model year Alfa Breras. They also added specific Eibach coil springs and Bilstein dampers. The end result is a car with minimal roll and pitch, and flat cornering ability.

Spring rates are increased by over 50 percent compared to the standard Alfa Brera, giving the car a more nimble and agile feel, while the specially tuned gas-filled mono-tube dampers give tighter body control. At the same time, the suspension static geometry has also been revised to optimize steering and handling, and is lowered 10mm. These changes are combined with new 19in alloy wheels and Pirelli PZero Nero tires.

Inside there are new sports bucket seats trimmed in black Frau leather with red stitching as well as aluminum pedals and door sills.