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  Alfa Romeo 179
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1979 - 1981
Numbers built:6
Successor:Alfa Romeo 182 F1
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 06, 2014
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Engine
Configuration Tipo 1260 60º V12
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 175 kilo / 385.8 lbs
Construction light alloy block and head
Displacement 2,991 cc / 182.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 78.5 mm (3.1 in) / 51.5 mm (2 in)
Compression 11.0:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 525 bhp / 392 KW @ 12,300 rpm
Torque 333 Nm / 246 ft lbs @ 9,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 176 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium monocoque with fully stressed engine
Suspension (fr/r) lower wishbones, top rockers actuating in-board coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox 6 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 595 kilo / 1,312 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,300 mm (169.3 in) / 2,140 mm (84.3 in) / 900 mm (35.4 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,780 mm (109.4 in) / 1,720 mm (67.7 in) / 1,610 mm (63.4 in)
Wheels (fr/r) 11 x 15 / 19 x 13
Tyres (fr/r) 9.5/25 - 15 / 13.0/29.0 - 13

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.88 bhp / kg

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  • Alfa Romeo Tutte le Vetture Dal 1910, by Luigi Fusi
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