Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva
|Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva|
|Also called||Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport Spider|
|Designer||Franco Scaglione at Bertone|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door coupé
|Layout||Front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive|
|Engine||2.0 L I4|
|Wheelbase||2,200 mm (86.6 in) |
|Length||3,600 mm (141.7 in) |
|Width||1,540 mm (60.6 in) |
|Height||1,120 mm (44.1 in) |
|Kerb weight||915 kg (2,017 lb) |
The Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva is a 2-litre sports car made by Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo in 1954. Although developed to be built in a small series, just four were made — two coupés and two spiders.
The 2000 Sportiva was intended to be produced in limited volumes for Alfa Romeo's more sporting clientele, and to be used as a high-speed grand tourer or for racing in the sport class. The car never made it into series production: only four were built, two open-top spiders (also known as Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport Spider) and two 2-seat coupés. Both bodies were designed by Franco Scaglione at Bertone. Today a metallic silver coupé and a red spider are part of the Alfa Romeo Museum collection.
Like the earlier Disco Volante, the 2000 Sportiva uses a tubular space frame chassis covered by an all-aluminium body, and a front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. Front suspension was by double wishbones, while at the rear there was a De Dion axle. Brakes were diagonally finned drums, the rears mounted inboard.
The engine was a dual overhead camshaft 1997.4 cc (bore 85 mm, stroke 88 mm) inline-four, with a cast iron block, aluminium cylinder head, and hemispherical combustion chambers. Fed by two twin-choke side-draft Weber carburettors, it produced 138 PS (101 kW; 136 hp) at 6,500 rpm, giving the car a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph). The transmission was a 5-speed gearbox.
- Fusi, Luigi (1978). Alfa Romeo—Tutte le vetture dal 1910—All cars from 1910 (3rd ed.). Milan: Emmeti Grafica editrice. pp. 503–506.