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Alfa Romeo Racing Cars

Ever since the world’s first motor racing competition held in Paris in the year 1894, the automobile industry exploded the market. The demand for faster and more efficient cars has given rise to more and more automobile manufacturers. Alfa Romeo’s predecessor A.L.F.A. was formed in 1910 and has been involved with motor racing since 1911. The expensive and high performance sports cars built by the Italian auto car manufacturers have put them among the top automobile manufacturers in the world. Below is the list of the most popular racing car models and series by Alfa Romeo.

A.L.F.A. 40/60 GP (1914)

A.L.F.A. 40/60 GP

A.L.F.A. 40/60 GP

The first prototype of the 40/60 GP was built in 1914 and was improved and re-built in 1921. The car was designed by the legendary Giuseppe Merosi and had a top speed of around 149 km/h. Image Credits @ Captain Tweaky

Alfa Romeo Tipo P1 (1923)

Alfa Romeo Tipo P1 Toy

Alfa Romeo Tipo P1 Toy

Alfa Romeo P1 Tipo was the first Grand prix car made by Alfa Romeo. The cars were launched in 1923 at the Italian Grand Prix. However due to Crash of driver Ugo Sivocci that resulted in his death put a halt on its use. Image Credits @ Benny Shih

Alfa Romeo P2 (1924)

Alfa Romeo P2

Alfa Romeo P2

Launched in 1924, Alfa Romeo P2 won 14 consecutive car racing championships including major events like the Grand Prix and The Traga Florio. Powered by a front mounted 8 block engine manufactured by Alfa Romeo and achieved the top speed of around 195 km/h. Image Credits @ Alfa Romeo at Goodwood

Alfa Romeo Tipo A Monoposto

Alfa Romeo Tipo A Monoposto

Alfa Romeo Tipo A Monoposto

Alfa Romeo Tipo A was the first single seater race car produced by Alfa Romeo. The Tipo A was powered by two 6 cylinders 1750 Straight-6 Engines and achieved top speed clocking at 240 km/h. Image Credits @ clicks_1000

Alfa Romeo P3 (1932)

Alfa Romeo P3

Alfa Romeo P3

Also known as Alfa Romeo Tipo B, Alfa Romeo P3 was designed by Vittorio Jano and was introduced in 1932 Grand Prix. The P3 was powered by an 8 cylinder engine and was among the lightest cars in that period. Image Credits @ Jurrie

Alfa Romeo 8C

Alfa Romeo 8C

Alfa Romeo 8C

Another popular Alfa Romeo designed by Vittorio Jano, it was also known as Alfa Romeo Tipo C. 8C refers to the 8 cylinder engine that powered the car. Image Credits @ Steve James

Alfa Romeo 308 (1938)

Alfa Romeo 308

Alfa Romeo 308

Alfa Romeo 308 was launched for the 3 liter class racing vehicles and debuted at the Pau Grand Prix in 1938. The car has garnered several victories for Alfa Romeo and is based on the previous 8C with an altered design and engine to fit the 3 liter class. Image Credits @ neil.bulman

Alfa Romeo Tipo 312 (1938)

Alfa Romeo Tipo 312

Alfa Romeo Tipo 312

Debuting at the 1938 Grand Prix, Alfa Romeo Tipo 312 was based on the Alfa Romeo 12C-37 with better handling and featured a powerful 3 liter V12 and a 4 speed manual transmission. Image Credits @ Toze Alegre

Alfa Romeo Tipo 316 (1938)

Alfa Romeo Tipo 316

Alfa Romeo Tipo 316

Alfa Romeo Tipo 316 was produced along with the 308 and 312 and debuted at the 1938 Grand Prix at Tripoli. The car featured a V16 engine that produced about 350 BHP. Image Credits @ Race Car Fan

Alfa Romeo 1935 Bimotore (1935)

Alfa Romeo 1935 Bimotore

Alfa Romeo 1935 Bimotore

Alfa Romeo 1935 Bimotore was designed by Enzo Ferrari and Luigi Bazzi and was launched in 1935 to compete against Mercedes-Benz and Auto union. The Bimtore featured a combined 6.3 liter 540 BHP engine. Image Credits @ anch_jm

Alfa Romeo 12C

Alfa Romeo 12C

Alfa Romeo 12C

Alfa Romeo 12C featured Tipo C based design and was fitted with a V12 engine. The car performed poorly at the races majorly due to its poor handling. The poor performance of the 12C also led to the resignation of Vittorio Jano from Alfa Romeo. Image Credits @ Michael Ward

Alfa Romeo 158/159 (1948)

Alfa Romeo 158/159

Alfa Romeo 158/159

One of the most successful racing cars by Alfa Romeo, the 158/159 features a 1.5 liter Straight 8 Supercharged engine. The car was a miniature car or Voiturette which was re-launched for the Grand Prix in 1948. Image Credits @ autoidiodyssey

Alfa Romeo Tipo 512

Alfa Romeo Tipo 512

Alfa Romeo Tipo 512

Intended to replace the 159/159, Alfa Romeo Tipo 512 was designed by Wifredo Ricart. The car was never introduced to the racing circuit as it had poor handling and also due to the death of Alfa Romeo test driver while testing the 512. Image Credits @ benjaminjupp

Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ (1963)

Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ

Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ

Produced between 1963 and 1967, Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ was developed in a collaboration project with Autodelta, another leading Italian car manufacturer and the racing division of Alfa Romeo. The Giulia TZ featured a twin cam engine with its top speed at 216 km/h. Image Credits @ autoidiodyssey

Alfa Romeo GTA (1965)

Alfa Romeo GTA

Alfa Romeo GTA

Alfa Romeo GTA Corsa was the introduced to the Grand Prix 1965 and was developed by the racing division, Autodelta. The car featured a aluminum body instead of steel one and was powered by a 1.6 straight-4 engine. Image Credits @ autoidiodyssey

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 (1967)

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33

Introduced as a prototype, Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 debuted in 1967 at the Belgian Hill climbing event. The Tipo 33 was powered by a 1995 CC V8 engine. The Tipo 33 spawned several variants each with some major engineering differences. Image Credits @ Auto Clasico

Alfa Romeo 177 (1979)

Alfa Romeo 177

Alfa Romeo 177

Alfa Romeo 177 was first introduced at the 1979 Belgian Grand Prix. The car was again designed by Alfa Romeo’s racing division Autodelta and was powered by a flat-12 engine. Image Credits @ Theophilus Chin

Alfa Romeo 179 (1979)

Alfa Romeo 179

Alfa Romeo 179

Produced during 1979 to 1982, Alfa Romeo 179 debuted at the 1979 Grand Prix. The 179 was fitted initially with a 1260 V12 and with a V8 in the 179T in 1982. Image Credits @ Alessio3373

Alfa Romeo 182 (1982)

Alfa Romeo 182

Alfa Romeo 182

Alfa Romeo 182 made its debut at the 1982 Grand Prix and achieved 3rd position at Monaco. The 182 was fitted with an Alfa Romeo V12 which produced 540 HP. A test version fitted with a Turbo V8 engine called the 182T was also produced but was finally converted to the 183T. Image Credits @ ma917

Alfa Romeo 183T (1983)

Alfa Romeo 183T

Alfa Romeo 183T

Alfa Romeo 183T was used for the 1983 Formula One racing season by the Marlboro Alfa Romeo Racing Team. The car’s design was derived from the prototype 182T which was powered by a Turbo V8 engine. Image Credits @ vroemmm

Alfa Romeo 184T (1984)

Alfa Romeo 184T

Alfa Romeo 184T

Alfa Romeo 184T was used by the Alfa Romeo racing team during the 1984 and 1985 Grand Prix. The car was designed by Mario Tollentino and was his first F1 car design. The 184T was powered by a 1.5 liter Turbo V8 engine. Image Credits @ mark1alpha

Alfa Romeo 185T (1985)

Alfa Romeo 185T

Alfa Romeo 185T

The car was intended to be used for the 1985 Grand Prix and was powered by a signature Alfa Romeo V8 called the 890T. Alfa Romeo 185T was used for 8 races but due to its poor performance it was replaced by the good old 184T for the rest of the season. Image Credits @ Karting Nord

Alfa Romeo SE 048SP (1991)

Alfa Romeo SE 048SP

Alfa Romeo SE 048SP

A group C racing car, Alfa Romeo SE 048SP was powered by a 3.5 Liter V10 engine. The car was designed to replace the Lancia manufactured LC2. Despite of being in the Alfa Romeo workshops since 1991 the SE 048SP was unveiled in the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Image Credits @ Chishiki-no-awa

Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI (1993)

Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI

Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI

The Alfa course racing car, the 155 V6 TI debuted in 1993 in the DTM season. Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti as the name suggests was powered by a 2.5 liter V6 engine which delivered the car with 480 HP and a top speed of around 300 km/h. Image Credits @ vegasracer

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