rigid axle, coil springs, wishbone instead of Panhard rod
Orazio Satta Puglia
more than 1000 kg + driver
160 - 180 km/h
1950 - 1959
Though this car might look like an offspring of the 6C 2500, just the engine is the same, trimmed down from six to four cylinders. The bodywork is, common for Alfa's new design, self-supporting without special body.
The car is an expression of the new Alfa philosophy. The idea is to keep producing sporty vehicles with corresponding driving dynamism, yet to make them more affordable.
The new category receives the name 'Turizmo Internazionale', which will later on also grace other Alfa models (e.g., the Giulia). Probably, the designers were themselves surprised by the good aerodynamics of the
bodywork, as it was surely not tested in a wind tunnel. Only this way the maximum speed can be explained. The normal buyers, however, were more interested in the car's unobtrusive virtues.