A.L.F.A 24 HP

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The A.L.F.A 24 HP came on the market in 1910. This wis the first automobile created bi A.L.F.A (later Alfa Romeo). Giuseppe Merosi wis the man behind ingineerin. The caur wis uised for the first time in caur racin in the 1911 Targa Florio. This wis first commercial success for the company an the timeline o the HP series tells that the caur wis continuously developed onwards. The 24HP haed a 4,082 cc (249.1 cu in) straight-4 sidevalve ingine, which produced 42 bhp (31 kW) wi 2200 rpm an gave top speed o over 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph). Till 1913 approximately 200 A.L.F.A 24 HPs wur built.

The ingine designation consistin o a number as well as "HP" came frae the then usual designation o tax schedules. The 24HP became the startin point o a whole series o vehicles, which wur built till 1921 an includit:

  • 12HP , 2413 cc straight-4 an 22 bhp (16 kW), (1910–1911)
  • 15HP , 2413 cc straight-4 an 25 bhp (19 kW), (1912–1913)
  • 40-60 HP , 6082 cc straight-4 an 70 bhp (52 kW), (1913–1914)
  • 15-20 HP , 2413 cc straight-4 an 28 bhp (21 kW), (1914–1915)
  • 20-30 HP , 4082 cc straight-4 an 49 bhp (37 kW), (1914–1920)
  • 20-30 ES Sport , 4250 cc straight-4 an 67 bhp (50 kW), (1921)