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Old 12 Oct 2017, 17:04 (Ref:3773880)   #3076
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Old 12 Oct 2017, 17:08 (Ref:3773881)   #3077
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Job opening for a designer/engineer for a motorsports project at a "confidential" plant in Belvidere, Illinois.

That's the FIAT/Chrysler plant.

They currently just build the Jeep Cherokee there, and they've started construction on a testing facility. Perfect cover for an Indycar or DPi project. Someone I'm close with is adamant it's an Alfa DPi project.
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Old 12 Oct 2017, 17:29 (Ref:3773882)   #3078
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Someone I'm close with is adamant it's an Alfa DPi project.
Oh, yes! That would be visually fantastic. I imagine it would be with a big, farty turbo V6. But visually, I hope it is a stunner!



Or it could look like that.

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Old 12 Oct 2017, 17:39 (Ref:3773883)   #3079
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Job opening for a designer/engineer for a motorsports project at a "confidential" plant in Belvidere, Illinois.

That's the FIAT/Chrysler plant.

They currently just build the Jeep Cherokee there, and they've started construction on a testing facility. Perfect cover for an Indycar or DPi project. Someone I'm close with is adamant it's an Alfa DPi project.
Could be anything. If it's a jeep factory it could be something that involves those types of vehicles. One would like to see a dpi but a testing facility at a Jeep factory? Any off-road motorsports Chrysler is involved in?
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Old 12 Oct 2017, 17:53 (Ref:3773884)   #3080
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Could be anything.
Including a DPi project.







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Old 14 Oct 2017, 01:02 (Ref:3774091)   #3081
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Including a DPi project.







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I thought that was apparent from my post.
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Old 14 Oct 2017, 04:50 (Ref:3774112)   #3082
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That would be awesome but given Dodge's focus on drag racing, do you think it's likely?
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That would be awesome but given Dodge's focus on drag racing, do you think it's likely?
Alfa... Nevermind, I've been on the bourbon.
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Alfa is bringing the Guilietta TCR car to both TCR fields so I'd believe that over a DPi project. It sounds like they are serious about bringing Alfa back and I'm thinking hipsters would think they're cool with a new hatchback.
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Old 14 Oct 2017, 21:34 (Ref:3774216)   #3085
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Maybe am I wrong, but alfa romeo giulietta tcr is made by romeo ferraris, an italian tuner, with poor (or nothing at all) effort by alfa romeo.
But anyway, a DPi program is really really unlikely for any FCA brand to me.
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Maybe am I wrong, but alfa romeo giulietta tcr is made by romeo ferraris, an italian tuner, with poor (or nothing at all) effort by alfa romeo.
But anyway, a DPi program is really really unlikely for any FCA brand to me.
Believe most of the TCR chassis are built by tuners but it sounded like Alfa wanted to push the car in racing before its US release. Providing support would be a good way to improve the car, assuming the homologation allows that.

But DPi sounds like a step too far for FCA.
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Old 14 Oct 2017, 21:53 (Ref:3774219)   #3087
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Believe most of the TCR chassis are built by tuners but it sounded like Alfa wanted to push the car in racing before its US release. Providing support would be a good way to improve the car, assuming the homologation allows that.

But DPi sounds like a step too far for FCA.
Let's say that FCA doesn't need a "win on sunday, sell on monday" racing program in USA, being the most successful market for ferrari and maserati.
Alfa romeo released giulia with the goal to break the 3 german manufacturers hegemony in luxury sedan segment; guess they are aiming more for europe than USA... but who knows.
An alfa DPi program could be planned and done in 3 months....
bring a dallara lmp2 chassis, modify rear subframes and suspensions to fit the 488 gt3 engine, change nose/headlights and you get a brand new car for team risi.
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Old 14 Oct 2017, 23:15 (Ref:3774227)   #3088
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Believe most of the TCR chassis are built by tuners but it sounded like Alfa wanted to push the car in racing before its US release. Providing support would be a good way to improve the car, assuming the homologation allows that.

But DPi sounds like a step too far for FCA.
Most are factory customer racing efforts actually.

Alfa - Romeo Ferraris
Audi - Factory
Ford - FRD
Honda - Factory (JAS)
Hyundai - Factory
Kia - STARD (factory approved, dunno how much assistance)
Opel - Factory
Peugeot - Factory(?)
Seat - Factory
Subaru - Top Run
VW - Factory (built at Seat)
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ACO allow Joker for Dallara, Ligier and Riley/Multimatic. Seems that all will get aero in both Le Mans and Sprint configurations and the R/M Mk. 30 probably getting other chassis allowances. These upgrades will also be applied to the DPi where applicable. The upgrades will be free to all teams/chassis.

https://www.lemans.org/en/news/lmp2-...for-2018/47565





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Well done ACO/Oreca!

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