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

type Professionally Tuned Car
production years 1935 – 1935
built at Modena, Italy
production 3
price $ $ Prototype
engine Strait 8
position FrontRear
aspiration Twin Supercharged
fuel feed Carbs
displacement 3163 cc / 193 in³
compression 7:1
power 201.3 kw / 270 bhp @ 5400 rpm
torque 644 nm / 475 ft lbs @ 2900 rpm
body / frame Aluminum
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Drum
rear brakes Drum
steering Worm and Sector
curb weight 1030.58 kg / 2270 lbs
transmission 3 Speed Manual
top speed ~320.19 kph / 199 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5 seconds