1935→1935 Alfa Romeo Bimotore

Initiated by Scuderia Ferrari to take on Auto Union, the Bimotore featured a strait 8 in the nose and the tail. They both drove the rear wheels, but the tires couldn’t put the power down and they tended to destroy themselves every time they went out onto the track. Story by Richard Dredge

In Detail

typeProfessionally Tuned Car
production years1935 – 1935
built atModena, Italy
production3
price $$ Prototype
engineStrait 8
positionFrontRear
aspirationTwin Supercharged
fuel feedCarbs
displacement3163 cc / 193 in³
compression7:1
power201.3 kw / 270 bhp @ 5400 rpm
torque644 nm / 475 ft lbs @ 2900 rpm
body / frameAluminum
driven wheelsRWD
front brakesDrum
rear brakesDrum
steeringWorm and Sector
curb weight1030.58 kg / 2270 lbs
transmission3 Speed Manual
top speed~320.19 kph / 199 mph
0 – 60 mph~5 seconds