As part of ongoing efforts to reignite its sporting image, Alfa Romeo is collaborating with Formula 1 partner Sauber in the development of its future road cars. The Italian marque, which was recently promoted to Sauber title sponsor and technical partner, is working with the Swiss team's engineering division on a secret project that is said to be nearing completion.
"We are already working on another project [outside of F1] together and you will see the result quite soon," explained Team Principal, Frederic Vasseur. "It's a huge opportunity for us [Sauber], but it will involve only the guys at the factory in Switzerland, as the trackside guys are focussed on the racing."
While Vasseur wouldn't budge on specifics - his comments certainly get pulses racing and came after day one of pre-season testing in Barcelona.
He added that Alfa and Sauber would "have more collaborations" in the future, suggesting a line-up or series of Sauber-influenced road cars might be produced - in much the same way as Red Bull Racing's relationship with Aston Martin has subsequently blossomed.
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