again are our well-known ‘red’ sump guards.
These are favoured by knowledgeable enthusiasts because
being made of mild steel they are designed to bend under
impact—which is essential otherwise even the slightest
accident will damage or even rip out cross member. The vast
majority of after-market sump guards, especially those of
mass produced European origin, are made of heavy-duty steel
under the misconception that ‘heavy’ guarantees
protection! As many racers, rallyists and fast road users
have found out these ‘heavy duty’ sump guards
do not fold under impact---there is no ‘absorber effect’
to protect the anti-roll bar mountings and cross member.
Admittedly a good many Alfa owners buy our ‘red’
sump guards to add a certain cosmetic value to their Giulia
because they look purposeful. But there is a further reason---they
offer the sump (and engine) protection from the current
scourge of speed bumps.
But heed the advice of our 36 years in business and choose
our mild steel version, which is designed to bend under