Alfa Romeo F 12
|Alfa F 12|
|Bore * stroke||74 * 75 mm|
|Compression||9,0 : 1|
|Engine control||DOHC (chain)|
|Torque||104 Nm at 4900 rpm|
|Performance||60 kW (82 HP)|
|Rated speed||6000 rpm|
|Drive train||Front-wheel drive (longitudinal)|
|Suspension f/r||Independent wheel suspension|
|Construction period||1967 - 1983|
|Predecessor||Alfa Romeo 2|
In the large range of Alfa's offerings there is also a transporter. Alfa does not produce a special transporter engine; indeed, it is equipped with the same sporty (and expensive) engine that also graces the sedans, coupes and convertibles. But the substructure differs. The Transporter has a longitudinal engine coupled with front-wheel drive. The engine is arranged in front of the front axle and leaves only place for two persons. If necessary, the engine manages high numbers of revolution, however, because of his exposed position, the comparison to his engine brothers is only meager, because the mechanical noise insulation is too weak. The second disadvantage is the narrowness of the engine compartment, which barely allows changes to the engine.
Otherwise the vehicle with independent suspension on all wheels is almost more advanced than the other Alfas of that time, though a bit long-legged. The loading space remains continuously flat, and there are enough doors. Nevertheless, this transporter belongs to the very rare old-timers.