Open Menu
Open Menu

The Story Of The Fantastic Alfetta Berlina

Published in Video

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Alfetta saloon, a seminal model in Alfa Romeo's history, not just because of its commercial success but also because of its sophisticated underpinnings, which served as a base for many more beloved Alfa models for over two decades. Work on the "116" project started in 1967. Alfa's engineering team, headed by Orazio Satta, aimed to achieve far superior handling and roadgoing characteristics than the existing Alfa Romeo models. One way to do so was to even up the weight distribution between the front and rear axles, so the clutch and the gearbox were moved rearwards to join the differential in a light alloy casing, together with "inboard" disc brakes to reduce unsprung weight. #alfaromeo #alfetta #history The Alfetta's final production tally of 472.868 units by 1984 represents one of Alfa Romeo's most significant commercial successes. My articles on Medium: My automotive books: Lancia Gamma Berlina & Coupé 1976 - 1984 Six Appeal - The Story Of The Alfa 6 Alfa Romeo Giulietta - The Story 1977 - 1985 ENGLISH: ITALIAN: Alfa Romeo Arna - The Full Story 1980 - 1987

Show Video Related Items from Catalogue Show Related Tags youtube#video, RCz9SaVdnj0, video