Alfa Romeo cars are great candidates for ECU remapping work. Why would we say that?
Secondly, they entered their first motor racing championship in 1911 with a couple of 24 horsepower cars. (It shows how motor car engines have moved on over the last hundred years, doesn’t it?) Since then they have been competing very successfully in Grand Prix racing. In addition, they compete in Formula One with similar success. Also in sports car racing and car rallies. Indeed it still holds the world record for the total number of wins by any car manufacturer.
That means Alfa Romeo is able to develop both cars and engines that give a lot more power and performance. A lot more than they normally provide as standard settings for mainstream production cars. As such, they can be ECU remapped to recover a lot of that missing power. You may know that European and UK national governments require them to reduce the power. (See our article in ECU Remapping —What Should You Expect From Your Car. This will help you discover more about why car manufacturers such as Alfa Romeo do that.)
History Of Alfa Romeo Cars.
Alfa Romeo actually started on 24 June 1010 as A.L.F.A. This stood for (“Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili” This translated into English as “Anonymous Lombard Automobile Factory”). However, like many car manufacturers, on a number of occasions, they ran into cash flow problems. Nicola Romeo took control of the company in 1915 and used it to develop war equipment. This was initially for the Italian military. He changed sides and started selling to the Allied Forces as the war was coming to an end. The war was quite profitable for Nicola Romeo who also developed many other businesses. In 1920 the company changed its name from ALFA to become the now familiar Alfa Romeo brand.
Unfortunately a year later it’s major financial backer —Banca Italiana di Sconto — went bankrupt. The Italian government stepped in to support Alfa Romeo (and a number of other car manufacturers) and help them continue to trade. The company was later nationalised and directly run by government officials who struggled to make it profitable. Following the second world war, it was again struggling and making losses. The company had been making large handmade luxury car models. They even changed to the smaller more popular mass produced cars.
For example, in 1954 they developed the now-famous Alfa Romeo twin cam car engine. This engine was still in production right through to 1994 and was adopted by other manufacturers.
Despite their success having:-
- Developed this twin cam engine.
- Some great styling for sports cars.
- Being successful in international racing competitions.
it was still losing money. Consequently, it was sold to Fiat another Italian car manufacturer (now part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles).
Since then being owned by a recognised car engineering company it has been able to capitalise on its successes and develop a better name for itself.
Alfa Romeo and Remapping.
What more could an Alfa Romeo car driver want in their car? An impressive looking body style, firm and responsive handling and good reputation for long life. Well, only one thing better performance on our roads. That’s where Croft Autotech in Ellon come in. We can remap the ECU to give a better overall performance, faster acceleration when overtaking on the straight and a lot more power when climbing steep hills. Want to know more about what we offer just contact us here or have a look at the boost available for your particular Alfa Romeo model below.
ECU Remapping results for Alfa Romeo Cars in Aberdeenshire
Results of ECU Remapping of Other Car Manufacturers
Croft Autotech are the North East Scotland specialist in ECU remapping cars and vans. We have time restraints that prevent us from listing all the vehicles we can work on. However, here are some samples. We will be adding more later.
If you can’t see your car model we should still be able to do it. After all we can do almost every modern car. By that we mean production cars after the year 2000 as that is when the ECU technology was being widely adopted. Dependant on your car we may be able to work on older cars. Just give us a ring on 01358 722112 and ask. Alternatively use our contact form here. When contacting us about your car please remember we need to know the make and model as well as the year of manufacture or car registration plate number. This ensures we are both talking about the same car.