Alfa Romeo Spider (1+1a-1e) 💛💚💛
(1971, Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 – Racing number: 76. Driver: Claus Saxtorph Bernhard – Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix 2019.
The short story – extracts: The Pininfarina-designed 105 (later 115) series Alfa Romeo Spider was in production from 1966 until 1993, and is now considered an iconic classic. It is a front engine, rear wheel drive, two seater car with a convertible top.
The earliest model, commonly known as the Duetto, was highly advanced when released in 1966. Based on a monocoque body, the car featured servo-assisted all-round disc brakes, a live rear axle and an all-aluminium twin OHC engine controlled by a five speed gearbox. Its styling, with a sloping “boat-tail” rear end and scalloped sides was considered bold, but had more than lived up to the test of time.
In 1969 the Spider was redesigned, gaining a cut-off “Kamm” tail, a revised nose, more steeply – raked windscreen and new interior. This Series 2 Spider received only minor changes until 1983, when Pininfarina provided another redesign. The Series 3 is noted for its conspicuous rubber boot spoiler, revised cabin and modernised nose. In 1989 the Series 4 Spider was released, doing away with the unpopular rear spoiler and generally updating the car.
Throughout its life, the 105/115 Alfa Romeo Spider was produced with 1300, 1600, 1750, and 2 litre engines. A tiny number were fitted with a turbo, the rest being naturally-aspirated with either twin carburettors or fuel injection (Spica for early US cars and Bosch later). A limited slip differential was fitted to 2 litre cars from 1971 onwards.
Bonus info: In the late 70’s the famous racing driver, Niki Lauda, joined the Brabham Alfa Romeo for a new start after his stint with Ferrari. With Spiders in full production, and to celebrate this new addition to Alfa’s race team, it was decided that Niki Lauda was to be commemorated by a special edition Spider in his name 💪🏁💪
Disclaimer: All photos are taken by me, being an official accredited photographer/journalist at the CHGP19. I can’t guarantee the period originality of the car in my photos)
Launched in 1950 at the Paris Motor Show, the Alfa Romeo 1900 was a significant technical leap for the growing company as it started to find its feet after the war. While it was initially powered by a 1,884cc, 4-cylinder twin cam engine producing around 90hp. A year later in 1951, Alfa released the shorter 2.5m wheelbase 1900C with a more powerful bored-out 1,900cc engine producing 100hp and became known as the 1900 “Sprint”. During the 1950's, pretty much every major design studio wanted the chance to tailor-make a body for the 1900 Series Alfa Romeo. All the styling houses, including Touring, Zagato, Bertone and Pininfarina were eager to get the nod but it was Pininfarina's concept that got the vote.
The unique platform design and performance engine enticed other notable coachbuilders, however the alloy bodied Pininfarina cars are among the rarest 1900s with approximately fifty cars having been built in this configuration.
The combination of exterior grace and road-going performance, coupled with delightful driving manners makes this Alfa 1900 C a great classic for any vintage rally or as an event car. For those who admire hand made coachwork at its finest and state of the art engineering, the Alfa Romeo 1900 C will deliver everytime and reward the owner with its superb driving experience.
Su per le montagne. Filando tra i muretti dei borghi siciliani. Per le vie che a quelle velocità sembrano dei cunicoli troppo stretti.
Avendo alberi, balconi, case come riferimenti per le staccate.
E tutto intorno, un'infinità di gente appollaiata dove meglio riesce. Per avere una buona visuale e riuscire a scorgere i bolidi il prima possibile, seguendoli con lo sguardo fin dove si riesce.
Il rombo del motore arriva molto prima dell'auto. E l'udito fa aumentare i tuoi battiti e aspettare di vedere la sagoma che sta per arrivare.
Se sei nei pressi di una di quelle strade incanalate in un muraglione in pietra da una parte e le case dall'altra, quel suono diventa un tuono.
Un fragoroso e incessante ruggito che ti passa davanti come una cannonata.
È la Targa Florio. In foto, l’Alfa Romeo 33 TT12 di Andrea De Adamich e Rolf Stommelen nell’edizione del 1973.
🤔 PREGUNTA: ¿Qué cuesta más actualmente, el envoltorio (diseño y comodidades) o la máquina en sí (motor, caja, aerodinámica)? ______________________________________________________
🤳ETIQUETA: Un amigo di BMW que deje su opinión. Creo que tenemos mucho que decir sobre esto. ______________________________________________________
🔎MARCA 👉 BMW
______________________________________________________ 🕹MODELO 👉 M6 F13
______________________________________________________ 🔥POTENCIA 👉 560 cv
______________________________________________________⏱(0-100) km/h 👉 4.2 segundos
______________________________________________________ 🏎VELOCIDAD MÁXIMA 👉 305 km/h (limitado)
______________________________________________________ 🗜PESO 👉 1925 kg
First of all @bugatti, congratulations for finally fully embracing your Campogalliano heritage. We only wish the car you built to honour the EB110 would not make us prefer the Chiron, on which it is based. Or maybe it’s that SZ front end that tips the balance. 🤔