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Alfa Romeo RL

Alfa Romeo RL
Overview
Manufacturer
Alfa Romeo
Production
1922–1927
Assembly
Portello, Milan, Italy
Designer
Giuseppe Merosi
Body and chassis
Layout
FR layout
Powertrain
Engine
2.9 L I6
3.0 L I6
3.2 L I6
3.6 L I6
Transmission
4-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase
3,140 mm (123.6 in)
Length
4,630 mm (182.3 in) Zagato
4,450 mm (175.2 in) Castagna
Width
1,770 mm (69.7 in) Zagato
1,870 mm (73.6 in) Castagna
Height
1,650 mm (65.0 in) Zagato
1,630 mm (64.2 in) Castagna
Curb weight
1,550 kg (3,417 lb) Zagato
1,600 kg (3,527 lb) Castagna
Chronology
Predecessor
Alfa Romeo G1
Successor
Alfa Romeo 6C 1500
The Alfa Romeo RL was produced between 1922-1927. It was Alfa's first sport model after World War I. The car was designed in 1921 by Giuseppe Merosi. It had a straight-6 engine with overhead valves. Three different versions were made: Normale, Turismo and Sport. The RLTF (Targa Florio) was the race version of RL - it weighed half of normal versions, the engine had seven main bearings instead of four and double carburetors. In 1923 Alfa's race team had drivers like Ugo Sivocci, Antonio Ascari, Giulio Masetti and Enzo Ferrari. Sivocci's car had green cloverleaf symbol on white background and when he won Targa Florio 1923, that symbol was to become the Alfa team's good luck token.
RL total production was 2640.
Variants:
  • RL Normale, 2916 cc 56 bhp (1922–1925)
  • RL Turismo, 2996 cc 61 bhp (1925–1927)
  • RL Sport, 2996 cc 71 bhp (1922–1927)
  • RL Super Sport, 2996 cc 71 bhp (1922–1927)
  • RL Super Sport Castagna, 84 bhp
  • RL Super Sport Zagato, 89 bhp
  • RL Targa Florio, 3154 cc 95 bhp (1923)
  • RL Targa Florio, 2994 cc 90 bhp (1924)
  • RL Targa Florio, 3620 cc 125 bhp (1924)
Alfa Romeo RL Targa Florio
Alfa Romeo RL Super Sport with Castagna brushed aluminum body

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Last updated on 25 February 2013 at 23:52.

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