Alfa Romeo is an Italy based automotive company manufacturing stylish, comfortable and high performing cars since 1910. Here, we have enlisted some of the most noticeable Alfa Romeo icons.
Alfa Romeo 20/30 ES (1921)
This was the first car that carried the name ‘Alfa Romeo’. It was an update to the very first ALFA car that was produced before the WWI. The ‘S’ in its name stands for ‘Sport’, which signifies that the car had a sleek torpedo body, and a 4.2 litre straight 4-speed engine that produced 68PS. It could run at a speed of 81mph, and it had a manual, real-wheel drive system.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta (1954)
Italians loved small and sporting coupes and saloons. This one included a coupe, a saloon, spider and estate, powered by Alfa Romeo Twin Cam. Designed by Giuseppe Busso, it had an all-alloy, advanced engine that first came with a 1.3 litre displacement. It went on for production for as long as 30 years. The first family member of the Giulietta range, this was a 2+2 sprint coupe. This one had a 1.3-litre inline-four speed engine, and a four-speed manual, rear-wheel-drive transmission system. It had a power of 53PS (52bhp) and could reach the top speed of 87mph.
Alfa Romeo 2600 (1962)
Having gained popularity and acceptance in the market, Alfa Romeo needed a flagship model now, which came in the form of 2600. This car featured an all-alloy 2.6 litre straight-6 engine. At first, it was launched as a saloon having factory bodywork, but soon a Touring designed Spider, Bertone coupe, Sprint and convertible were also introduced. The Spider and Spring won the upmarket buyers and the Caribinieri used it as a high-speed pursuit car. Its handsome body and stunning looks made it one of the greatest Alfa Romeos till date. It had a 4-speed manual, rear-wheel drive transmission system, with power of 147PS and top speed of 120mph.
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione (2007)
This is a modern car that celebrates the racing heritage of Alfa Romeo. Wolfgang Egger styled it traditionally. ‘8’ in the car’s name signifies that it has the 450PS 4.7 litres Ferrari V8 engine. It has a shapely nose, with which it can achieve the top speed of 190mph. It had a 6-speed automatic, real-wheel drive transmissions system, and it reached 0 to 60mph in 4.2 seconds.
Over its more than 100 years of span, the company has built some really amazing cars that Alfa Romeo fans swear by, and some of them are mentioned above. Mainly however, Alfa Romeo are best known as a mid-range budget small car company, very popular worldwide for providing sporty yet practical everyday use vehicles. Alfa Romeo workshop manuals can easily be found online for many of the older common models, making small repairs easy.