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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1931 - 1934
Numbers built:188 (all body types)
Designed by:Touring
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 21, 2008
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Engine
Configuration Straight 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction alloy block and head
Displacement 2,336 cc / 142.6 cu in
Bore / Stroke 65.0 mm (2.6 in) / 88.0 mm (3.5 in)
Compression 6.6:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Memini Carburettor
Aspiration Roots-Type Supercharger
Power 155 bhp / 116 kW @ 5,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 66 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis ladder frame
Suspension (fr/r) rigid axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Steering worm-and-sector
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,000 kilo / 2,205 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,750 mm (108.3 in) / 1,380 mm (54.3 in) / 1,380 mm (54.3 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.16 bhp / kg
Top Speed 170 km/h (106 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1932 Mille Miglia (Baconin Borzacchini / Amedeo Bignami)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Alfa Romeo Tutte le Vetture Dal 1910, by Luigi Fusi
  • The Legendary 2.3, by Simon Moore
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