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  Alfa Romeo 12C 37
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1937
Numbers built:4
Predecessor:Alfa Romeo 12C 36
Successor:Alfa Romeo 308C
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 19, 2007
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Engine
Configuration V12
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 4,495 cc / 274.3 cu in
Bore / Stroke 72.0 mm (2.8 in) / 92.0 mm (3.6 in)
Compression 7.3:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Weber Carburettors
Aspiration Twin Roots-Type Superchargers
Power 430 bhp / 321 KW @ 5,800 rpm
BHP/Liter 96 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on steel ladder frame
Front suspension transverse arms, coil springs, hydraulic dampers
Rear suspension swing axles, transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, hydraulic telescopic dampers, friction dampers
Steering worm-and-sector
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 810 kilo / 1,786 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,240 mm (166.9 in) / N/A / 1,130 mm (44.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,800 mm (110.2 in) / 1,370 mm (53.9 in) / 1,430 mm (56.3 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.53 bhp / kg
Top Speed 310 km/h (193 mph)

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