Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Technical Specifications

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2900
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The Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 was the fastest pre-war production car - a feat no doubt attributable to the fact that it was designed as a racing car.

Using the absolute latest technology available at the time, it featured independant suspension and a double overhead camshaft engine with superchargers.

Under the management by Enzo Ferrari, it won countless victories in different events, such as the Brazilian GP, the Spa 24 Hour race and totally dominated the Mille Miglia for several years.

  • Years of Manufacture: 1937 - 1939
  • Number Built: 43
  • Price at Introduction: Expensive
  • Chassis/Body: Battista 'Pinin' Farina for Stabilimenti Farina
  • Kerb Weight: 2755.8 lbs / 1250 kg
  • Transmission: Manual non-synchromesh 4 Speed driving rear wheels
  • Clutch: Dry plate
  • Rear Axle Ratio: Hypoid bevel differential
  • Maximum Speed: 109 mph (175 km/h)
  • Fuel Consumption: n/a
  • Performance: n/a
  • Engine (Twin Block Straight-Eight):
    • Capacity: 2.905 liters / 177.3ci
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type, with 2 x 4 cylinder alloy blocks joined to form straight eight running single crankcase, dual overhead cam, two camshafts, twin Roots-type superchargers
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: 2 x Weber 42 BSI downdraft type carburetors
    • Bore and Stroke: n/a
    • Power: 180 bhp (134 kW) @ 5200 rpm
    • Torque: n/a
    • Compression Ratio: n/a
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent type with wishbones
    • Rear: Live beam axle with swing-axles
  • Steering:
    • Worm type
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Drum
    • Rear: Drum

Also see:

Alfa Romeo Heritage
Mille Miglia
Enzo Ferrari
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