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Alfa Romeo and Fiat during a “Bremen Classic Motorshow”


The classical automobile uncover will open in Bremen, Germany on 6 February. Starring during a eventuality as examples of a really best Italian pattern are 4 pleasing coupé models: a Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva, a Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ, a Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale and a Fiat 8V.


The “Bremen Classic Motorshow”, from 6 to 8 February, will be opening a 2015 classical automobile uncover season. Visitors to pavilion 5 might admire a special “Eleganza italiana” choice starring a preference of cherished Alfa Romeo and Fiat models, 4 of that from a museum collections of a dual brands.


In particular, a Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese (Milan) will be promulgation 3 sporty coupé models to a Bremen Classic Motorshow, like a disdainful 2000 Sportiva (1954) designed by “Nuccio” Bertone, of that usually dual were made, and a unconventional Giulia Sprint Speciale (1963). Focus will also be on a Giulietta SZ (1960) done by Zagato, a coachbuilder famous for his remarkably light-weight bodies: a rarest physique variant, a one with a brief Kamm tail combined to optimise aerodynamics, will be on uncover in Bremen.


The spotlights will also be lerned on an disdainful indication owned by a Centro Storico Fiat in Turin, namely a usually instance of a 8V with fibreglass bodywork. The judgment presented during a 1954 Turin Motor Show demonstrated a knowledge gained by a Fiat’s “Carrozzerie Speciali” emporium regulating this material, that was innovative for a time and had evident advantages on a car’s weight, and eventually on a performance.


Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva (1954)

Franco Scaglione, who would go on to turn a world-famous designer, deliberate a Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva that he had worked on for Bertone as his best result. Nearly during a same time as he was intolerable everybody with a BAT judgment cars built on Alfa Romeo 1900 chassis, Scaglione was asked to pattern a Gran Turismo racing indication wise a engine of a 1900.


The engineer presented dual physique types, a two-seater coupé (later named 2000 Sportiva) and a automobile version. Weighing small some-more than 900 kilograms when dull and with a brief wheelbase, a 2000 Sportiva was really flexible and easy to handle. The categorical structure consisted of a tubular chassis. The strange 1900 engine was tuned and propitious with hemispherical explosion chambers. It delivered a energy of 138 HP and propelled a coupé during a tip speed of 220 km/h.


The back cessation featured a sophisticated, innovative De Dion tube resolution with a complicated five-speed gearbox.


Only dual Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva Coupé models were made: this one with metallised grey paintwork owned by a Alfa Romeo Museum and another one with red paintwork, that belongs to a collector.


It is value mentioning that Scaglione would after pattern a Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint and a mythological Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale.


Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ “coda tronca” (1960)

The 1960 “Giulietta SZ” was done by Carrozzeria Zagato, old partner of Alfa Romeo, to concede lady drivers to competition in a “1.3 litre Gran Turismo” category. The SZ was built on a framework of a progressing “Sprint Speciale”.


One of a peculiarities of a “SZ” is undoubtedly a really light weight (740 kilograms for a second series) that together with an fit aerodynamic form authorised a automobile to strech a speed of 200 km/h, conspicuous for a 1300 cc naturally aspirated engine.


The second array characterised by a Kamm tail delivers even improved aerodynamic formula and fits front brakes.


Two hundred and 10 models of a Giulietta SZ, counting both series, were made, of that 30 with Kamm tail.


Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale (1963)

The “Giulietta Sprint Speciale”, improved famous as a “SS”, was launched together with a “Giulietta T.I.” in 1957. With strikingly unconventional looks, a SS has a twin cam 1.3 litre engine delivering 100 HP and could strech a speed of 190 km/h, substantiating a new record in a 1.3 litre category.


The Giulietta Sprint Speciale physique done by Bertone and designed by Scaglione is suggestive of a “flying saucer” character of a 1952 “Disco Volante”, and one of a many poignant facilities is precisely a aerodynamics and their certain outcome on performance. When a sporty, innovative, insubordinate Alfa Romeo “Giulia T.I.” tavern was introduced in 1962, a 1600 engine was extended to a other models in a range, and a Giulietta SS so became famous as a “Giulia Sprint Speciale”. Performance with a 1.6 litre engine was observant brief of astonishing: a automobile reached 200 km/h.


Fiat 8V (1954)

The 8V coupé was a outcome of Fiat’s devise to conquer marketplace shares in a oppulance automobile segment. Of course, an grand engine, like an 8 cylinder, was indispensable to grasp this objective. Technical executive Dante Giacosa, who would be on a Fiat 500 engineer group a few years later, picked a mint engine with 4 cylinders organised during a 70 grade angle on a common crankcase: a V-eight was ready. The coupé was ideal for a dual litre difficulty that was a renouned racing choice in Italy during a commencement of a 1950s and according to Vittorio Valletta would interest to a North American public.


The 8V introduced in 1952 was a initial Fiat with eccentric suspension. Special bodies, that are ideal interpretations of a “Fiat-8V” theme, were done by a famous coachbuilders Zagato, Vignale, Siata and Ghia, in further to a models crafted during a plant and designed by interior stylist Fabio Luigi Rapi.


Turin, 5 Feb 2015