Alfa Romeo’s Balocco Test Track Turns 50
The ‘Balocco’ proving grounds have now turned 50, and while they are still accessible to Alfa Romeo (through Fiat), it hasn’t been used that much in recent years by the famed Italian brand, partly because they don’t really have anything new to test (sadly).
We say Fiat should somehow include the facility into its marketing scheme (at least when promoting Alfa Romeo), because it represents a very important part of what made the old Alfas (the proper ones) handle the way they did. We hope that the upcoming Giulia is also tested here, to at least partially reduce the unwanted side-effects of FWD through extensive testing - the French have done it, and so can the Italians.
Story via autoedizione.com