Lancia Alfa

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Lancia Alfa
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Lancia Alfa Sport 1908
Manufacturer Lancia
Also called Lancia Alfa 12 HP
Production 1908
Body and chassis
Body style bare chassis
luxury coupe
Layout FR layout
Engine 2544 cc straight-4 28 hp
Transmission 4-speed manual
Wheelbase 282 cm (111.0 in)
Curb weight 700 kg (1,543 lb)
Successor Lancia Beta-15/20HP

The Lancia Alfa 12 HP (Tipo 51 originally) was the first car made by Lancia. 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 originally project name "type 51" and was later renamed to Greek alphabet Alfa. 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.