Motor racing has a way of changing perceptions. Success on the track can rejuvenate the appeal of even the most humdrum of models. Racing did exactly this for the Alfa Romeo 155, a model that risked being a flop before its exploits in touring cars gave it a dose of creditability… and notoriety.
The 155 did it all: won championships, spawned homologation specials, revolutionised Super Touring and bent the rulebook as it went.
But before all that, the 155 was actually a culture shock when it was first unveiled in 1992.