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Alfa Romeo claims victory in iconic Mille Miglia

·  A 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Zagato has won the 2016 Mille Miglia

·  Three exquisite Alfa Romeo models among the first five places in the most famous road race of all

·  One was the legendary 1931 6C 1750 Gran Sport that won the 1930 edition with Tazio Nuvolari and Giovanni Battista Guidotti

· The other two official Alfa Romeo cars also came from the Museum in Arese: the 1954 1900 Sport Spider and the 1956 1900 Super Sprint.

· Competing were also a 1939 Lancia Ardea, with actress Kasia Smutniak aboard, and two Fiat spiders: the 508 Balilla Coppa d'Oro (1934) and the 1100 TV Trasformabile (1955).

· These rare cars were accompanied by the most recent current models: from the Alfa Romeo Giulia to the New Giulietta, the special Lancia Ypsilon Mya series and the new Fiat 124 Spider.

A 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Zagato has won the 2016 Mille Miglia after a thrilling contest that saw 450 classic cars race from Brescia to Rome and back again.

The classic 6C, driven by Italian pair Andrea Vescova and Andrea Guerini, crossed the finish line first following four days of racing through more than 230 Italian towns.

The 34th re-enactment of "the most beautiful race in the world", as it was aptly called by Enzo Ferrari, ended yesterday in Viale Venezia in Brescia. The undisputed stars of the event were the classic Alfa Romeos: The 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Zagato was followed by a 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Gran Sport, which came third, while another 6C 1750 Gran Sport Zagato, this one from 1930 and belonging to the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, came fifth.

It was a special triumph for the 6C 1750 GS, the same model that won the 1930 edition of the race with Tazio Nuvolari and Giovanni Battista Guidotti as crew. The 1930 race included the legendary "overtaking in the dark" moment when Nuvolari achieved the unprecedented feat of averaging 100 km/h over the entire course, handing Alfa Romeo one of its eleven race wins – a record that will forever remain undefeated.

Mille Miglia - of which Alfa Romeo is a major sponsor - is a race with a vintage flair that still thrills drivers and enthusiasts worldwide. The line-up featured Alfa Romeo cars from the revamped Alfa Romeo Museum, dubbed "La macchina del tempo" (www.museoalfaromeo.com).

The finish line was also crossed by two exquisite vintage Fiat spiders - a 1934 508S, known as "Balilla Coppa d'Oro", and the 1955 1100 TV Trasformabile - and a precious 1939 Lancia Ardea, first series saloon, with actress Kasia Smutniak onboard.

These rare vehicles were accompanied by the latest new FCA models to reassert the eternal link between the icons of the past and the vehicles currently produced by the Group. In particular, the Alfa Romeo 4C was given the prestigious task of opening the parade, while a fleet of New Giulietta was made available to the organisers of the event. Finally, staring on the roads of Mille Miglia 2016 were also the new Alfa Romeo Giulia, the one-of-a-kind Lancia Ypsilon Mya special series and the exciting Fiat 124 Spider.