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  Alfa Romeo C52 Disco Volante Spider
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1952
Numbers built:1 (3 Disco Volantes)
Designed by:Touring
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 05, 2005
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Engine
Configuration Straight 4
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction light alloy block and head
Displacement 1,997 cc / 121.9 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.0 mm (3.3 in) / 88.0 mm (3.5 in)
Compression 8.7:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 158 bhp / 118 KW @ 6,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 79 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis body on tubular spaceframe
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspension live axle, trailing beams, central A-arms, coil springs, hydraulic telescopic dampers
Steering worm-and-sector
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 735 kilo / 1,620 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,950 mm (155.5 in) / 1,780 mm (70.1 in) / 1,064 mm (41.9 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,220 mm (87.4 in) / 1,235 mm (48.6 in) / 1,200 mm (47.2 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.21 bhp / kg
Top Speed 225 km/h (140 mph)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Alfa Romeo Tutte le Vetture Dal 1910, by Luigi Fusi
  • Road & Track (November, 1988)
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