Alfa Romeo G1
|Alfa Romeo G1|
|Assembly||Portello, Milan, Italy|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||Spider Corsa
|Engine||6,330 cc I6 sidevalve 70 bhp|
|Transmission||4-speed manual with reverse gear|
|Wheelbase||3,400 mm (130 in)|
|Length||4,494 mm (176.9 in)|
|Curb weight||1500 kg (3306 lbs)|
|Predecessor||A.L.F.A 40/60 HP|
|Successor||Alfa Romeo RL|
The Alfa Romeo G1 was the first all-new design from Alfa Romeo after the end of the A.L.F.A. brand. Giuseppe Merosi, while engaged in a legal dispute with Nicola Romeo regarding the brand takeover conditions, designed the update for the prewar 24HP into the revised 20/30ES and the new luxury G1. The chassis was lengethened and stiffened from the 1914 40-60 HP model, entering into market territory competition with Rolls-Royce. A new 6.3 L (384 cu in) straight-6 engine was introduced, producing 70 bhp (52 kW) and 216 lb·ft (293 N·m) of torque. The G1 achieved a maximum speed of 86 miles per hour (138 km/h), winning its production class at the Coppa del Garda race. Total production was only 52 copies; it found virtually no customers in Italy and all 50 (bar 2 rototypes) found their way to Australia. Only one known survivoir exists; is owned by New Zealand's Alfa importer and is the oldest surviving Alfa Romeo-branded car.
The Alfa Romeo G2, a planned improved version, was never produced after the commercial failure of the G1.
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|4-cyl.||12 HP/15 HP||15-20 HP||WWI||[α]||WWII|
|20-30 HP||[α]||20-30 ES|
|6C 1500/1750/1900||6C 2300||6C 2500|
|8-cyl.||8C 2300||8C 2900|
|Grand Prix car||GP||P1||P2||Tipo A||Tipo B (P3)||8C 35||158||158|
|[α] 105 A.L.F.A 15-20 HP and 20-30 HP started in 1915 were completed in 1920, after the war, as Alfa Romeo models.|
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