Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo has its own proud history of classic wins in the world of motorsports. In the 1990s, the Italian carmaker fielded its Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI racer, which in turn grabbed race victories and even championships in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (German Touring Car Championship, or DTM). Thus, Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI racer has been considered as one of the racing icons, even though DTM already folded in 1996.
Now, Rc-workchop -- a visual artist specializing in automotive rendering – has recently posted a rendered image of a modern Alfa Romeo Giulia wrapped in the classic Martini Racing livery that draped the 1996 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI racer. Of course, Rc-workchop implemented a number of visual modifications on the Alfa Romeo Giulia to make it graphically suitable for the DTM. To note, the 155 V6 TI only started donning the sponsorship livery from Martini Racing in the 1995 season of the DTM.
Covered in white finish, the rendering – dubbed as Alfa Romeo Giulia DTM Concept by Rc-workchop – features similar graphics and colors as the 1996 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI DTM. The Alfa Romeo Giulia DTM Concept features the red and blue visual scheme -- with heavy purple line – that starts from the inner edges of the headlamps and partly flows on the bonnet, continues to the sides and ends on the rear lights. The red-blue-purple scheme is also found on the lower section of the Giulia’s sides.
Of course, the large white Martini emblem on the bonnet and the doors are still there, as well as the Dekra’s logo. The vehicle number was also changed from “5” to “82.” In addition, Rc-workchop has replaced the names of some sponsors on the livery with a new set – with more names – that includes famous brands known for their motorsport connections like Bosch, Richard Mille, Oz Racing, Rayban, Hankook and Puma. Just like the 1996 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI DTM, Rc-workchop’s Alfa Romeo Giulia DTM Concept features a massive wing on the rear.
Renderings like this make us wonder whether Alfa Romeo has plans to pit the Giulia against other sedans in a major motorsport event. For now, the Alfa Romeo Giulia has no factory racing version that competes in global or local races. However, Alfa Romeo certainly has the hardware and the technology to make the Giulia as competitive as any current racers. In fact, the Quadrifoglio version of the Alfa Romeo Giulia is regarded as one of the fastest production sedans in the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Given Alfa Romeo’s fancied racing history, a successful return to the motorsport world isn’t completely impossible.