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Video 1951 159
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Video 1938 12 C
Video 1935 8C 2,9
Video 1931 Cabrio 8C 2,3
Video 1931 6C 1750
Video 1931 8C 2,6
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Alfa Romeo 8C 2,9

Alfa 8C 2,9 Short-/long version
EngineIn-line eight-cylinder
Displacement2905 cm³
Bore * stroke68 * 100 mm
Compression6,5 : 1
Main bearings10
Cylinder block2 x 4, Aluminum
Cylinder head/blockWelded
Engine controlDOHC (spur gears)
Mixture preparation2 carburetors
SuperchargingRoots charger
LubricationDry sump
Performance162 kW (220 HP)
Rated speed5000 rpm
Drive trainFront engine, transaxle principle
ConstructionVittorio Jano
TransmissionFour-speed, unsynchronised
Suspension (front)Lateral arm, coil springs, tubular damper
Suspension (rear)Swing axle, transversal leaf spring, tubular damper
Wheelbase2800/3000 mm
SteeringWorm steering
Brakes f/rDrums, hydraulic
WeightApprox. 1000/1200 kg
Maximum speedApprox. 200 km/h
Construction period1935 - 1938

The 8C 2,9 is considered the fastest car between the two World wars. Just the engine of his predecessor is kept; otherwise the design is completely anew. Quite a few features of this car are far from common at that time: for example its Transaxle principle, independent suspension and the hydraulically operated brake. In the version shown above, the car may have reached an enormous and unusual drag coefficient of clearly under 0.4. This car is successful for the brand Alfa Romeo. From 1936, it wins in three successive years the Mille Miglia and in 1936 the 24 hours of Spa. And what is even more astonishing, it wins the Mille Miglia once again after the war.               Top of page               Index
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