Alfa Romeo G1
|Alfa Romeo G1|
|Assembly||Portello, Milan, Italy|
|Body and chassis|
|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 (1921–23) was an Italian automobile.
It was the first all-new design from Alfa Romeo after the end of the A.L.F.A. brand. It was designed by A.L.F.A. pioneer Giuseppe Merosi as the factory's new luxury vehicle. At the same time, Merosi revised the prewar 24HP racing car into the 20/30ES model. At this time, he was engaged in a legal dispute with Nicola Romeo regarding the brand takeover conditions.
The chassis was lengthened and stiffened from the 1914 A.L.F.A. 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 almost no customers in Italy, and all 50 (except for 2 prototypes) found their way to Australia. Chassis 6001 and 6002 was built in 1920 as prototypes, whereas 6003 to 6052 was built mostly in 1921.
The Alfa Romeo G2, a planned improved version, was never produced after the commercial failure of the G1.[who?]
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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|
|Ownership||Ugo Stella & investors||Nicola Romeo||IRI|
|[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.|