After showing off one of the hottest concepts in the form of the 8C Competizione at the Paris Auto Show, Alfa Romeo is now making some greenish news in motorsports. According to Auto Industry, U.K. magazine Autosport is reporting that the Italian automaker will return to the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) with a manufacturer-backed team and two diesel-powered vehicles. Autosport says that the decision was approved at the board level in September and that a racing version of the 147 is currently under development. It's speculated that four gasoline-powered race cars will accompany the two diesels.

This August article on the Autosport website discusses Alfa's decision to use the 147 over the 159 in a speculated full return to the series, but it doesn't make any references to diesel power plants. I wasn't able to find similar news from any other sources, so let's keep our fingers crossed and hope this isn't just a bunch of baloney (...er prosciutto).

[Source: Auto Industry]


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