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Alfa Romeo Tipo A

Alfa Romeo Tipo A
Overview
Manufacturer
Alfa Romeo
Production
1931
Designer
Vittorio Jano
Body and chassis
Class
race car
Body style
single-seater
Layout
FR layout
Powertrain
Engine
2 × 1752 cc I6 DOHC
230 bhp at 5200 rpm,Memini DOA carburetor and supercharger
Transmission
3-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase
2,794 mm (110 in)
Curb weight
930 kg (2050 lb)
Chronology
Successor
Alfa Romeo P3
Alfa Romeo Tipo A Monoposto was the first monoposto (single-seater) racing car, designed by Alfa Romeo. The car had two 6C 1750 straight-6 engines and gearboxes assembled side by side. Producing 230 bhp (172 kW), the car had top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h).
The car's best racing achievement was in the Coppa Acerbo of 1931; Tazio Nuvolari was third with Giuseppe Campari winning. Luigi Arcangeli was killed at Monza in 1931 while practising with this car for the Italian GP. The car's complex design ultimately led to it being very unreliable; Jano started to design a new car, the Tipo B (P3), to fix this problem. The Tipo A was made only four examples and only one replica exist today in Alfa Romeo Historical Museum in Arese.
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Last updated on 10 March 2014 at 23:08.

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