Fasano's Sprint 1.7 16V
Franco's Sprint is surely something very special. It is based on a
1981 Alfasud Sprint 1.5.
Of course, the interior was modified, too. So driver and front passenger now sit on Recaro seats which are covered with black leather - as the rear bench is. Franco gave the instruments a new design. Now the are "chromestyle". A PLS pedal system and a steering wheel by the same company were also fitted. The gearlever knob is a Momo product and the handbrake lever was made of polished aluminum. The plastic Gearlever and handbrake sacks were replaced by ones made of black leather. In addition to that, there are also electric front windows and a central locking.
Mr. Fasano also integrated a high-tech hifi system into his Sprint. A Pioneer CD radio (DEH P 9000 R AOL) has the control over two amplifiers (Caliber Competition CA 240 and CA 500). Two Magnat Shockwave 1500 subwoofers with a diametre of 38 cm assure enough bass sounds. The front speakers are
Magnat Stratos 216 Gold. The serial battery was replaced by a new and stronger one. A stronger alternator gives enough power. All electric connections where replaced by HPM Platin equivalents. The wirage was done with Monitor Stinger Dream Series products. A Brax EPC 1 Farad Condesor was integrated between the amplifiers and the subwoofers.
As Franco told me, he only uses the stereo when the engine is not running. The sound of the strong boxer is much too good to disturb it with music...
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Last Update: May, 27th 2004 Created: February, 23th 2001
© Layout and text by Tim Rauen. Photos by Franco Fasano.