When you ask people about their favourite Italian movie, most of them will answer with ‘The Godfather’. Ask the same question, but now which Italian series they prefer, and many of them will reply with ‘The Sopranos’. Ask for people’s choice of Italian food, and some will probably answer with ‘Domino’s’. Oh, and if you ask people to show Italy on the map, they think it’s in the Bronx, NY.
Britney and Michael. Ask people about their favourite Italian car, and it’s a complete different story. Most of them will answer with one of the horses out of the Ferrari stable. But Italy has also cars for the working class, and Alfa Romeo is one of those brands. It’s a brand that hits back to the year 1910. A time where Britney Spears had her first hit and Michael Jackson was still black. So a very long time ago.
Not dead yet. It wouldn’t be the first time that the automotive press announces the end of Alfa Romeo, because the group Fiat has been through ruff water on many occasions in the previous decades. But guess what, us humans have so far managed to survive for 20 years in the 21st century, and same goes for the brand Alfa Romeo. The main reason is probably because Italian cars stand for emotion, passion and excitement. And that also counts for this Giulietta. It also counts for the models from the Victoria Secret show, but that’s kinda irrelevant momentary.
Mission impossible. But back to Kenneth’s Giulietta. First of all, the color sucks. Really, it does. Not in the flesh, but from behind the camera. It’s almost impossible to get the same color on each picture. As soon as you turn the car or place your camera on another point, you come up with a different color. If we didn’t knew any better, we would think it’s some kind of kameleon paint. And then there’s that other little thing that sucks. The fact that we got mislead.
Livin’ A Lie. Because we got told that this car, in a previous life, was equipped with air suspension. But for understandable reasons, like the fact that it is bloody illegal in Belgium, Kenneth had switched to a Variant 3 kit from KW automotive. But at a certain moment we found out that the car had only a KW Variant 3 on the front axle, while air suspension was still in charge of the rear axle. That’s like having a perfect marriage with a mistress on the side. It’s absolutely unfair, and so we highly recommend it. Well, not really, but sometimes temptation comes with great arguments.
Some facts. We would like to end with a song. However, since this is a written article, we will stick to give you some more highlights of this car. Like the 20 inch Leggera HLT wheels from OZ Racing wheels, the Brembo brake kit and the Maxton Design front splitter. Furthermore there are many accents in carbon fiber, including the double exhaust tips. In the interior we spot the presence of a set of Recaro seats and Sparco seatbelts. And guess we also need to mention that Kenneth his car was entertained in the lowering process by Andy and Kenny from ANKE suspensions. Or was it KEAN suspensions..?
Suspension Tech Info: The KW Variant 3 is the ideal accessory for performance-oriented drivers who place a high demand on sportiness and ride comfort at their vehicles. The V3 dampers are separately adjustable in rebound (TVR-A Technology) and compression (TVC-A Technology) damping allow an extensive damper setup. So it is easy to directly influence the steering behavior, directional stability, tire grip and handling characteristics for a safe controllability at the limit of driving physics.
// KW Variant 3 coilover suspension kit in detail:
- TVC-A (Twin Valve Compression-Adjustable) and TVR-A (Twin Valve Rebound-Adjustable) Technology
- Indpendently adjustable damping technology for rebound and compression stage
- 16 precise clicks available for individual settings in rebound
- 12 precise clicks the adjustable compression stage valve settings
- Made of stainless steel
- Linear and progressive springs
- Stepless and approved lowering range (Alfa Romeo Giulietta) 25 – 55 millimeters on front axle and 30 – 50 millimeters on rear axle
For more information: https://www.kwsuspensions.net/products/coilovers/variant3