| Darracq |
|Performance||7,4 kW (10 HP)|
|Rated speed||1600 rpm|
|Maximum speed||Approx. 40 km/h|
|Year of manufacture||1906|
The Darracq was an important forerunner for the first Alfa vehicles. It was built in an assembly plant in a suburb of Milan in 1906, established by Alexandre Darracq. They produced for the Italian market. Unfortunately, the acceptance was lacking for this French product, or it was simply perceived too expensive at that time. Thus, a small group of businessmen used the opportunity to enter the automobile business. They bought some shares, and resumed the factory under the name 'Alfa '. Their first car was considerably more powerful than the one represented here.