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Alfa Montreal sneak peek

Alfa Montreal sneak peekThis Alfa Montreal will be at the Hout Bay Motor Show this weekend if the weather permits. Its a great a car and truly admirable! On the parking allocations for classic cars on display this weekend, there will be 26 classic Alfa Romeos, so its definitely an event not be missed.

Heres a quick history of the Alfa Montreal from Wikipedia:

The first production car, Tipo 10564, was shown at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show and was quite different from the original, using a 2593 cc 90 degree dry-sump lubricated V8 engine with SPICA fuel injection that produced around 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp), coupled to a five-speed ZF gearbox and a limited-slip differential. This engine was derived from the 2-litre V8 used in the 33 Stradale and in the Tipo 33 sports prototype racer. The chassis and running gear of the production Montreal were taken from the Giulia GTV coupé and comprised double wishbone suspension with coil springs and dampers at the front and a live axle with limited slip differential at the rear.

Since the concept car was already unofficially known as The Montreal, Alfa Romeo kept the model name in production.

Stylistically, the most eye catching feature is the cars front end with four headlamps partly covered by unusual grilles, that retract when the lights are switched on. Another stylistic element is the NACA duct on the bonnet. The duct is actually blocked off since its purpose is not to draw air into the engine, but to optically hide the power bulge. The slats behind the doors contain the cabin vents, but apart from that only serve cosmetic purposes.

Performance and specifications:
Engine: 2,593 cc (158.2 cu in) quad-cam 90 degree V8
Top speed: 220 km/h (140 mph)
0–100 km/h (62 mph): 7.4 seconds
(measured top speed 224 km/h (139 mph), 7.1 seconds 0–100 km/h (62 mph) by Quattroruote magazine)

Standing quarter mile: 15.1 seconds
Standing km: 27.6 seconds
Power: 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp) (230 bhp SAE) at 6500 rpm
Torque: 235 N-m (173 ft-lbf) (24 m-kgf) at 4750 rpm

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