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  Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Le Mans Berlinetta
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1938
Numbers built:one-off
Designed by:Touring
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 18, 2010
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Engine
Configuration Straight 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction alloy block and head
Displacement 2,905 cc / 177.3 cu in
Bore / Stroke 68.0 mm (2.7 in) / 100.0 mm (3.9 in)
Compression 6.3:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Weber Carburettors
Aspiration Twin Roots-Type Superchargers
Power 220 bhp / 164 KW @ 5,800 rpm
BHP/Liter 76 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on a welded light-gauge box-section frame
Front suspension trailing arms, coil springs, tubular shock absorbers
Rear suspension swing axles, radius arms, transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, tubular shock absorbers
Steering worm-and-sector
Brakes hydraulic drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,100 kilo / 2,425 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,799 mm (110.2 in) / 1,349 mm (53.1 in) / 1,349 mm (53.1 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.2 bhp / kg
Top Speed 245 km/h (152 mph)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Alfa Romeo Tutte le Vetture Dal 1910, by Luigi Fusi
  • The Immortal 2.9, by Simon Moore
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