Alfa Romeo Proteo

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Alfa Romeo Proteo
Overview
ManufacturerAlfa Romeo
Production1991
DesignerWalter de Silva
Body and chassis
ClassConcept car
Body styleCoupe
LayoutFront-engine four-wheel drive
RelatedAlfa Romeo 164
Powertrain
Engine3.0L Alfa Romeo V6
Transmission5-speed manual
Dimensions
Length4,148 mm (163.3 in)
Curb weight1,467 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.