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  Alfa Romeo 158 'Alfetta'
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1938 - 1940
Numbers built:At least 6 and as many as 12
Designed by:Gioacchino Colombo for Alfa Corse
Successor:Alfa Romeo 159 'Alfetta'
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 17, 2010
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Engine
Configuration Straight 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction alloy block and head
Displacement 1,479 cc / 90.3 cu in
Bore / Stroke 58.0 mm (2.3 in) / 70.0 mm (2.8 in)
Compression 6.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Carburettor
Aspiration Roots-Type Supercharger
Power 350 bhp / 261 KW @ 8,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 237 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body panels on steel tubular chassis
Front suspension trailing links, transverse leaf spring, friction/hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear suspension swing axles, transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring, friction/hydraulic shock absorbers
Steering worm-and-sector
Brakes Lockheed hydraulic drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 700 kilo / 1,543 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,200 mm (165.4 in) / 1,550 mm (61 in) / 1,120 mm (44.1 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,502 mm (98.5 in) / 1,270 mm (50 in) / 1,321 mm (52 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.5 bhp / kg
Top Speed 290 km/h (180 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1938 Coppa Ciano Voiturette (Emilio Villoresi)
1938 Milan Grand Prix (Emilio Villoresi)
1939 Coppa Ciano (Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina)
1939 Coppa Acerbo (Clemente Biondetti)
1939 Swiss Grand Prix Voiturette (Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina)
1940 Tripoli Grand Prix (Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina)
1946 Grand Prix of Nations (Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina)
1946 Valentino Grand Prix (Achille Varzi)
1946 Milan Grand Prix (Carlo Felice Trossi)
1947 Swiss Grand Prix (Jean-Pierre Wimille)
1947 Belgian Grand Prix (Jean-Pierre Wimille)
1947 Bari Grand Prix (Achille Varzi)
1947 Italian Grand Prix (Carlo Felice Trossi)
1948 Swiss Grand Prix (Carlo Felice Trossi)
1948 French Grand Prix (Jean-Pierre Wimille)
1948 Italian Grand Prix (Jean-Pierre Wimille)
1948 Autodrome Grand Prix (Jean-Pierre Wimille)
1950 San Remo Grand Prix (Juan Manuel Fangio)
1950 British Grand Prix (Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina)
1950 Monaco Grand Prix (Juan Manuel Fangio)
1950 Swiss Grand Prix (Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina)
1950 Belgian Grand Prix (Juan Manuel Fangio)
1950 French Grand Prix (Juan Manuel Fangio)
1950 Bari Grand Prix (Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina)
1950 Grand Prix of Nations (Juan Manuel Fangio)
1950 Coppa Acerbo (Juan Manuel Fangio)
1950 International Trophy (Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina)
1950 Italian Grand Prix (Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Alfa Romeo Tutte le Vetture Dal 1910, by Luigi Fusi
  • Road & Track (March, 1965)
  • (April, 1965)
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