Alfa Romeo G1
|Alfa Romeo G1/G2|
|Predecessor||A.L.F.A 40/60 HP|
|Successor||Alfa Romeo RL|
|Engine||6330cc I6 sidevalve 70 bhp|
|Transmission||4 speed manual with reverse gear|
Alfa Romeo G1 was the first all-new design Alfa Romeo after A.L.F.A. brand. Giuseppe Merosi, while into a legal action against Nicola Romeo about the takeover conditions, designed at home the drawings for both the update of the prewar 24HP into the revised 20/30ES and the new luxury G1. Chassis was longer and stiffer than the 40-60HP of 1914 with the Rolls-Royce market as a target. Biggest new thing in this car was brand new 6.3 L straight-6 engine, which produced 70 bhp and 216Nm of torque. With 70 bhp the car achieved top speed of 86 mi/h. G1 was used also in motorsport and it won its own class at Coppa de Garda. Petrol prices were rising and it was hard to sell a car with such a big engine, so total production was only 52 copies. At this moment only one copy exists at New Zealand's Alfa Importer.
The planned follower Alfa Romeo G2, an improved version, was never produced after the commercial failure of the G1, which found virtually no customer in Italy and whose full batch of 50 (the other 2 were prototypes) found their way to Australia.
|Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A., a subsidiary of the Fiat S.p.A. since 1986, car timeline, 1910-1949||Next ->|
|4-cyl.||12 HP / 15 HP / 24 HP / 15-20 HP / 20-30 HP||20/30 HP||RM|
|6-cyl.||G1 / G2||RL|
|6-cyl.||6C - 1500 / 1750 / 1900 / 2300 / 2500|
|8-cyl.||8C - 2300 / 2600 / 2900|
|GP||P1 / P2||Tipo A||Tipo B (P3)||Tipo C (8C-35)||Tipo 308||158 / 159 Alfetta|