A.L.F.A 24 HP

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The A.L.F.A 24 HP came on the mercat in 1910. This wis the first automobile creautit 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) sidevalve straucht-4 ingine, which produced 42 bhp (31 kW) wi 2200 rpm an gae tap speed o ower 100 kilometres per oor (62 mph). Till 1913 approximately 200 A.L.F.A 24 HPs wur biggit.

The ingine designation consistin o a nummer as well as "HP" came frae the then uisual designation o tax schedules. The 24HP became the startin pynt o a whole series o vehicles, which wur biggit till 1921 an includit:

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