Alfa Romeo Proteo

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Alfa Romeo Proteo
Overview
Manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Production 1991
Designer Walter de Silva
Body and chassis
Class Concept car
Body style Coupe
Layout Front-engine four-wheel drive
Related Alfa Romeo 164
Powertrain
Engine 3.0L Alfa Romeo V6
Transmission 5-speed manual
Dimensions
Length 4,148 mm (163.3 in)
Curb weight 1,467 kg (3,234 lb)

The Alfa Romeo Proteo concept car was released at the Geneva Motor Show in 1991. It is a 2-door coupe cabriolet (folding roof) featuring a 3.0 liter quad-cam 24-valve (2959 cc), 60 degree V6 coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission, with top speed of 250 kilometres per hour (160 mph).[1] The engine used in Proteo produces 260 PS (191 kW; 256 hp). The Proteo uses shortened floorpan used in Alfa Romeo 164 and features four wheel drive and steering.[2] Many of Proteo design cues were influenced by Alfa Romeo 916 series GTV/Spider, which design was finished by July 1988.[3]

The prototype is on display at the Alfa Romeo History Museum in Arese, Italy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Concept Cars: Alfa Romeo Proteo". diseno-art.com. Archived from the original on 29 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  2. ^ "concept cars Alfa Romeo Proteo". italiaspeed.com. Archived from the original on 1 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  3. ^ "Jaroslaw Borzdynski's interview with Enrico Fumia". bozhdynsky.com. 2012.