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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1937
Numbers built:One-Off
Designed by:Pinin Farina
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:January 18, 2011
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Engine
Configuration Straight 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium 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 5.8:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Weber Carburettor
Aspiration Supercharger
Power 180 bhp / 134 KW @ 5,200 rpm
BHP/Liter 62 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on steel ladder frame
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers
Rear suspension swing axles, radius arms, transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, hydraulic and friction dampers
Steering worm-and-sector
Brakes (fr/r) hydraulic drums
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,335 kilo / 2,943 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 3,000 mm (118.1 in) / 1,350 mm (53.1 in) / 1,350 mm (53.1 in)
Fuel tank 100 Litre (26.4 Gallon US / 22 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels 5.5 x 19

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.13 bhp / kg
Top Speed 175 km/h (109 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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