The entire Alfa Romeo F1 Team met in Hinwil, the location of Sauber Motorsport, for their annual preseason retreat.
The drivers Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu there took part in an unconventional test drive of the Tonale Plug-In Hybrid Q4. They were involved in a reactivity test on a track in which a series of “doors” were progressively illuminated by sensors which, with the passing of the vehicle, progressively turned on and determined its route.
We can understand that they could not resist the temptation: I drove this formidable Tonale at its presentation on the scenic roads around Balocco, where I had also enjoyed behind the wheel a magnificent speed handling test on the circuit of Balocco, tasting the agility and driving dynamics, its 280 HP total power and formidable grip of the Q4 all-wheel drive of this “bolide”. See the full report on the presentation on https://autoprova.be/2022/11/17/we-drove-the-alfa-romeo-tonale-plug-in-hybrid-q4-in-balocco-the-wonderful-panache-of-todays-efficient-sportiness/.
The iluminated cones formed the “portals” or “doors” which formed the test circuit with many curves…
Indeed the grip in the both narrow and wide corners was masterful, and the acceleration between corners is nothing short of amazing. Know that this Tonale accelerates from 0 to 100 km in merely 6,5 seconds. Soon we will take this beautiful Tonale for a longer test drive, so stay tuned on these pages!
Hans Knol ten Bensel