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Alfa Romeo Tipo A

Alfa Romeo Gran Premio tipo A 1931
Alfa Romeo Tipo A
Manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Production 1931
Successor Alfa Romeo P3
Class race car
Body style single-seater
Layout FR layout
Engine 2× 1752 cc I6 DOHC
230 bhp at 5200 rpm,Memini DOA carburetor and supercharger
Transmission 3-speed manual
Wheelbase 110 in (2794 mm)
Weight 930 kg (2050 lb)
Top speed 194 mph (312 km/h)
Designer Vittorio Jano

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 194 mph (312 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.


Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A., a subsidiary of the Fiat S.p.A. since 1986, car timeline, 1910-1949 Next ->
Type 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
4-cyl. 12 HP / 15 HP / 24 HP / 15-20 HP / 20-30 HP 20/30 HP RM
4-cyl. 40/60 HP
4-cyl. ES Sport
6-cyl. G1 / G2 RL
6-cyl. 6C - 1500 / 1750 / 1900 / 2300 / 2500
8-cyl. 8C - 2300 / 2600 / 2900
Racing
car
GP P1 / P2 Tipo A Tipo B (P3) Tipo C (8C-35) Tipo 308 158 / 159 Alfetta
Bi-motore 12C Tipo 512