Alpina B7 Turbo at last year’s BMW Car photo shoot

We often think about the fact that this car was for sale in 1985, when the Autobahns were empty and petrol prices 1/3 of today’s robbery.  Imagine being a business-man, opening the double garage-door on your 1980’s designer home in the German woods, and starting up a car that out-performs a Ferrari Testarossa whilst sporting the aerodynamics of a garden-shed. You paid 146.000 Deutschmark for this car, against 188.000DM for a Testarossa.  520Nm. 1410 kilos. Dogleg gearbox.  You gently warm up the 6 litres of oil, and smoke a 911 turbo, first on acceleration on winding B-roads and later on top-speed. All in a days work!

Photography by Max Earey

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2 Responses to Alpina B7 Turbo at last year’s BMW Car photo shoot

  1. juliuschoi says:

    Reblogged this on Style77 and commented:
    This is a fine example of a classic Alpina B7
    I love these shots

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