Lancia Alfa

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Lancia Alfa
L'evolutione dell'automobile Lancia.jpg
Lancia Alfa Sport 1908
Overview
ManufacturerLancia
Also calledLancia Alfa 12 HP
Production1908
Body and chassis
Body stylebare chassis
double-phaeton
luxury coupe
landaulet
limousine
LayoutFR layout
Powertrain
Engine2544 cc straight-4 28 hp
Transmission4-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase282 cm (111.0 in)
Curb weight700 kg (1,543 lb)
Chronology
SuccessorLancia Beta-15/20HP

The Lancia Alfa 12 HP (Tipo 51 originally) was the first car made by Lancia.

The car had originally project name "type 51" and was later renamed to Greek alphabet Alfa.

Description[edit]

The cars first road tests begun in September 1907 and production started in 1908. Vincenzo Lancia unveiled his first car in Turin Motor Show in 1908 (January 18-February 2) .

The car was equipped with sidevalve straight-4 engine. The car had top speed of around 90 kilometres per hour (56 mph) with 2544 cc engine producing 28 hp and rotating around 1800 revolutions per minute.

This model was sold over one hundred copies, car was also made for racing.

References[edit]

  • Lancia by Michael Frostick, 1976. ISBN 0-901564-22-2