Regarding Alublocks. Thats nothing new and not is iron sleeving a alublock either.
Not even a alublock with wet liners or a wet monoblock.
All that has been around over 50yrs.
The last new thing for diesels has been the commonrail and even that patent is more than a 15 yrs old Alfa-Romeo patent sold to Bosch.
Now if Alfa Romeo would get their head in making a high perf diesel...well that would be something.
That would meen Alfa getīs free hands on the project from the main owner.
I mean thereīs a companyh who has a reputation of doing everything in overkill when you donīt hold the engineers back a little...
Crazy Race-engineers there tied to do ordinary jobs...