Alfa Romeo Tipo A

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Alfa Romeo Tipo A
Alfa Romeo Gran Premio tipo A 1931.jpg
Alfa Romeo Gran Premio Tipo A 1931
Manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Production 1931
Designer Vittorio Jano
Body and chassis
Class race car
Body style single-seater
Layout FR layout
Engine 2 × 1752 cc I6 DOHC
230 bhp at 5200 rpm,Memini DOA carburetor and supercharger
Transmission 3-speed manual
Wheelbase 110 in (2,794 mm)
Curb weight 930 kg (2050 lb)
Successor Alfa Romeo P3

Alfa Romeo Tipo A Monoposto was the first monoposto (single-seater) racing car, designed by Alfa Romeo. The car had two 6C 1750 straight-6 engines and gearboxes assembled side by side. Producing 230 bhp (172 kW), the car had top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h).

The car's best racing achievement was in the Coppa Acerbo of 1931; Tazio Nuvolari was third with Giuseppe Campari winning. Luigi Arcangeli was killed at Monza in 1931 while practising with this car for the Italian GP. The car's complex design ultimately led to it being very unreliable; Jano started to design a new car, the Tipo B (P3), to fix this problem.[1] The Tipo A was made only four examples and only one replica exist today in Alfa Romeo Historical Museum in Arese.[2]


  1. ^ "Alfa Romeo Tipo A Monoposto". Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-04. 
  2. ^ "1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3". Retrieved 2007-09-04. 


  • Borgeson, Griffith (1990). The Alfa Romeo Tradition. City: Haynes (Foulis) Publishing Group Ltd. Somerset, UK. ISBN 0-85429-875-4.