Friday, June 30, 2017

Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Le Mans Speciale

The Alfa Romeo 8C was originally a range of Alfa Romeo road, race and sports cars of the 1930s. In 2004 Alfa Romeo revived the 8C name for a V8-engined concept car. The 8C designates 8 cylinders, and originally a straight 8-cylinder engine. The 8C was Alfa Romeo's primary racing engine from its introduction in 1931 to its retirement in 1939.
Alfa Romeo prepared and entered a single 8C 2900B, chassis number 412033, for the 1938 Le Mans. The car featured a streamlined coupé body built by Carrozzeria Touring. This was the only time the coupé was raced. It now resides at the Alfa Romeo museum, which runs it at events.

Pitstop during the 1938 Le Mans