The Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV has always been one to stand out from the crowd, so for the 105th Anniversary, the people at Alfa Romeo decided to put on a little show.
Using the Phillip Island racetrack, in Victoria, as the stage – the Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV performed a hot lap whilst an opera singer interpreted the tachometer and transformed it into a unique operatic performance.
Andrew Rovenko, Creative Technologist at Cummins & Partners, explains: “It’s a beautifully simple idea. To execute it, we have used existing technology in a completely new way. Using an on-board diagnostic interface, live data from the tachometer of the car was transmitted via Bluetooth to an application on a phone in the glove box, then the phone’s screen was mirrored via a 4G data connection to a tablet, which was referenced by our opera singer as sheet music.”
Piloting the Giulietta QV was race driver Mike Eady, and his responsibility was to take advantage of the 177kW and 340Nm engine to give opera singer, Ali Mcgregor, an opportunity to realise the rich Italian history of the brand through Opera.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV with TCT transmission is available from $42,000 (plus on roads).