Video of the Day: Guiseppe Busso and the fabulous Alfa Romeo V6

The story of the advanced sport engine links with today’s Pick of the Day

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Alfa Romeo's 3.0-liter Busso V6 was beautifully rendered

The Video of the Day is a companion to yesterday’s Pick of the Day, which focused on the rare, exotic 1991 Alfa Romeo SZ, a limited-production coupe powered by a perked-up version of the acclaimed Busso 3.0-liter V6 engine.

The engine is named for Giuseppe Busso, the engineer who developed the advanced engine that, in the 1989-91 SZ, developed a stout 210 horsepower delivered in a high-revving symphony of exhaust notes.

Among Italian auto enthusiasts, the story of Busso and the terrific family of V6 engines used in various Alfa Romeos is well known, but not so much here in the US.  This video, narrated in a delightful Italian accent, explains how the Busso V6 came to be, its various Alfa Romeo permutations and why it’s so special.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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