Tuesday September 9, 2003Alfa Romeo's International Concept Car of the Year - the Alfa Romeo - will be on display at the 2003 Sydney International Motor Show from 17-23 October. Designed by ItalDesign, the 300 kW V8 Alfa Romeo Brera is already influencing Alfa Romeo products like the new Alfa Romeo 156 and 156 Sportwagon which will make also their debut at the show.The fully production ready Alfa Romeo Brera is a power sports coupe that draws both on Alfa Romeo's unique styling heritage and that uses the latest technology to produce a coupe that is dramatic to look at and which promises shattering performance. The Brera's bodyshell and drivetrain is entirely made of carbon fibre and its 90' V-shaped mid-front eight-cylinder engine of more than four litres produces almost 300 kW.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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