Alf a Romeo is one of the major brands in the automotive industry – and the one with the longest history. On 24 June 2010, the Italians 100 years old. Time for a bit today to wallow in the past. AutoScout24 was allowed to drive true collectibles – even at full throttle on the track.
On 24 Founded in June 1910 will mark the ALFA composite by an entrepreneur in Milan. Only a few months later, the ALFA 24 HP sees with 42 hp and a top speed of 100 km / h, the light of day – the first Alfa. Incidentally, the name is an acronym for Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili, which translates simply as Lombard Automobile Factory company is called.
Picobello in Portobello:
In Porto Bello, a district of Milan, the brand established itself with its characteristic serpent-cross logo, which is borrowed from the city arms of Milan. 1915 Nicola Romeo comes into the company and brings his technical knowledge and money. The foundation stone for the brand Alfa Romeo is set. From now on, are sporty and elegant cars with fine art, the flagship of the Milanese.
On the Historic Test Drive, such as Alfa Romeo, the event called the occasion of the centenary, were among other things, the RL Targa Florio ready in 1923. He was one of the first successful in racing Alfa Romeos. In his Super Sport version, it will make 83 hp from a three-liter six-cylinder and must be smashed by hand crank.
The Tipo B is another representative of the pre-war Alfa Romeo era, which were provided for exits. The Tipo B has a longitudinally installed engine and eight-cylinder comes to an output of 215 hp from 2.6 liters displacement. The 1932-built athlete creates a top speed of 232 km / h and was then part of the fastest cars on the planet. From today’s perspective to understand how grown men could drive this race car at all. Ergonomics was a foreign word. So I managed to (1.93 meters in height), neither the switch nor the steering in Tipo B.