Alfa Romeo 1935

6C 2300 - end of prod.
6C 2300B - new model
8C 2600 - end of prod.
8C 2900 - new model

The 8C 2900A was shown to the public at the 1935 London Motor Show and was advertised for sale there. The engine, with a compression ratio of 6.5:1 and power output of 220 bhp (160 kW) at 5300 rpm, was detuned from the Grand Prix racing version.

The 6C 2300 was produced in 760 copies before a revised model, called the 6C 2300 B was presented. This version has completely newly designed chassis, with independent front suspension, rear swing axle, and hydraulic brakes.

6C 2300 and 6C 2300B

6c 2300 Gran Turismo
6c 2300 Turismo
6c 2300 Pescara
 
6C 2300B Gran Turismo (6 cyl, 2309 cc, 76 bhp) - new
6C 2300B Pescara (6 cyl, 2309 cc, 95 bhp) - new
6C 2300 B Corto/Lungo (6 cyl, 2309 cc) - new - end


6C 2300B Gran Turismo


Coupé Aerodynamico (36?) (Pescara?)

8C 2600


8 C 2300 (?) Coupé Aerodynamico

8C 2900

 

Victories:

2nd 24h Le Mans #12 8C 2300 Heldé/Stoffel
1st Targa Florio #20 B/P3 2.9 Barbieri
2nd Targa Florio #22 B/P3 3.2 Chiron
3rd Coppa Acerbo Brivio
1st Coppa Ciano Nuvolari
2nd Coppa Ciano Brivio
3rd Coppa Ciano Trossi
1st Targa Abruzzo Cortese/Severi
2nd Targa Abruzzo Rosa/Comotti
1st Mille Miglia Pintacuda/Stufa
2nd Mille Miglia Tadini/Chiari
3rd Mille Miglia Battaglia/Tuffanelli
2nd Avusrennen Chiron
3rd Eifelrennen Chiron

2nd Italian GP Dreyfus/Nuvolari
3rd Penya Rhin GP Nuvolari
3rd Belgian GP Chiron
1st British GP Shuttleworth
1st German GP Nuvolari
2nd Monaco GP Dreyfus
3rd Monaco GP Brivio
1st Comminges GP Sommer
2nd Comminges GP Raph
2nd Czechoslovakian GP Nuvolari
3rd Czechoslovakian GP Chiron

Entries:

  Targa Florio 28.04.1935 Result:
#14 B/P3 2.9 Pintacuda ret. -
#20 B/P3 2.9 Barbieri 1st -
#22 B/P3 3.2 Chiron 2nd -
#28 8C 2600 Balestrero 5th -
#30 6C 1750 Cortese ret. -
#32 8C 2300 Magistri 4th -
#34 8C 2300 Ferrari ret. -
#36 8C 2300 Danese 6th -
#38 6C 1750 GS Antinori 9th -
#40 8C 2300 Belmondo 7th -
#42 8C 2300 Pages ret. -
#44 6C 1500 Geraci ret. -
#50 Geraci ? -

 24h Le Mans 15.06.1935 Entrant: Results:
gen. class
#10 8C 2300 (2336 cc.) Howe / Lewis Lord Howe ret. -
#11 8C 2300 (2336 cc.) Chinetti / Gastaud L. Chinetti dnf -
#12 8C 2300 (2331 cc.) Dreyfus / Stoffel P.-L. Dreyfus 2nd 1st - 2001-3000
#15 8C 2300 (2331 cc.) Sommer / Saugé R. Sommer ret. -
#21 6C (1774 cc.) Don / Desvignes Guy Don 6th 1st - 1501-2000


8C 2300 driven by Pierre-Louis Dreyfus and Henri Stoffel ttok 2nd place at 24h Le Mans.


8C 2300 (Lord Earl Howe / Brian Lewis) at Le Mans.


8C 2300 (Luigi Chinetti / Jacques Gastaud) at Le Mans.


8C 2300 (Raymond Sommer / Raymond d´Edrez de Saugé) at Le Mans.


6C (Guy Don / Jean Desvignes) won in 1501-2000 cc class at Le Mans.

 


8C

Tazio Nuvolari won the 1935 German GP at the Nürburgring at the wheel of a 3.2 l Tipo B against the more powerful Silver Arrows from Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union. Eight 3.8-litre versions, sharing no castings with the earlier blocks, were individually built for racing in five months, most being used in the Alfa Romeo Monoposto 8C 35 Type C, as raced by Scuderia Ferrari. (The P3 designation was dropped.) The 3.8 produced 330 bhp (246 kW) at 5500 rpm, and had 320 lb·ft (434 N·m) from 900 rpm to 5500 rpm. It had 15.5-inch drum brakes all round, using Pirelli 5.25 or 5.50 x 19 tyres at the front and 7.00 or 7.50 x 19 tyres at the rear.
In 1935, to compete with Mercedes Benz and Auto Union, Enzo Ferrari (Race team manager) and Luigi Bazzi (Designer) built a racer with two 3.2 (3.165-cc) engines, one in the front and one in the rear, giving 6.3 litres and 540 bhp (403 kW). The drivetrain layout was unusual. The two engines were connected by separate driveshaft to a gearbox with two input shafts, and two angled output shafts, so each of the rear wheels had its own driveshaft. It could never quite succeed against the Mercedes W25 B of Rudolf Caracciola, and was hard on fuel and tyres. The gain in speed was offset by increased pit times. On May 12, 1935, two were entered in the Tripoli Grand Prix driven by Nuvolari and Chiron who finished fourth and fifth. Chiron managed a second at the following 1935 Avus race. On June 16, 1935 Nuvolari drove a specially prepared Bimotore from Florence to Livorno and set a new speed record 364 km/h (226 mph) with an average speed of over 323 km/h (201 mph). After that it was sidelined in favour of the Tipo C.


2nd at Targa Florio: Louis Chiron in the Tipo B/P3.


Targa Florio.


Tazio Nuvolari in the Tipo B/P3 won the Bergamo Grand Prix (Scuderia Ferrari)


Tazio Nuvolari in the Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3 at GP Pau (Scuderia Ferrari). Winner.


Bimotore z dwoma ośmiocylindrowymi silnikami może rozwinąć prędkość 325 km/h.