Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI DTM

By Wouter Melisen

April 8, 2021

Revisiting a legendary touring car champion

D-T-M – these three letters can make the hearts of dyed-in-the-wool racing enthusiasts beat a little faster. Originally short for Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft, DTM refers to what has arguably been the premier touring car championship in the world for many years.

In 1993, a brand-new set of regulations was introduced for touring cars.

The first manufacturer to build an all-new Class 1 car was Alfa Romeo, basing its new touring car on the 155 sedan.

Dubbed the 155 TI V6 DTM, Class 1 racer looked very similar to the production car.

The beating heart of the Alfa Romeo DTM racer was its 2.5-liter V6 engine. As per the regulations, it was based on a production block.

For the 1996 season, the DTM name was dropped altogether as all thirteen rounds now counted for the ITC.

With ten wins in twenty-six starts, the 155 once again proved the most successful car in the championship.