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Alfa Romeo's 110th Anniversary

Alfa Romeo's 110th Anniversary


Alfa Romeo was formed in Milan, Italy, on June 24, 1910, by a group of businessmen who acquired the Italian branch of French carmaker Darracq. The company's full name is Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili, which literally translates to Lombard Automobile Factory, Public Company. However, the manufacturer immediately became known as ALFA, an acronym of the full name. In 1920, the brand name was changed to Alfa Romeo, as Nicola Romeo began heading the company in 1915.


Alfa Romeo's History

Alfa Romeo jumped into the vehicle market, and auto racing, with the 1910 24 HP. This 4.1-litre engine produced 42 horsepower and enabled the car to reach a top speed of 62 miles per hour. The vehicle was entered in the 1911 Targa Florio, which started the century-long association of Alfa Romeo with auto racing. However, the speed and agility of Alfa Romeo vehicles on the racecourse translates just as well to the road.


Alfa Romeo Giulia

The Alfa Romeo Giulia was one of the most outstanding models produced by the manufacturer. It was introduced in 1962 and was manufactured for over four decades, until 1994. Its design and price point was viewed as attainable by all types of buyers.

For 2020, Alfa Romeo has introduced a limited-edition Giulia GTA with a twin-turbo 2.9-litre V6 engine that produces an astounding 540 horsepower and holds its own against other compact sportscars. It is a true thing of beauty.


Alfa Romeo Tonale

Alfa Romeo looks to get into the subcompact luxury crossover market with the all-new 2021 Ronale, which debuted in concept form at the 2019 Geneva auto show. Not many details are known about the Tonale, besides its handsome look and inclusion of Alfa Romeo's first hybrid powertrain. It is sure to make waves in the crossover class when it arrives in late 2020 with a starting price around $35,000.

Alfa Romeo continues to surprise vehicle lovers even after 110 years in the business.

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