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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1290 cm3 / 78.7 cu in / 78.7 cu in, 59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 112.0 N·m / 82.6 lb·ft / 82.6 lb·ft @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 163 km/h / 101 mph / 101 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Alfa RomeoIssued from1955
ModelGiulietta SpiderIssued until
SerieGiuliettaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model code750DBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerPininfarinaCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3460 l / 122.19 cu ft / 122.19 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3400 mm / 133.9 in / 133.9 inTotal (curb) weight858 kg / 1892 lb / 1892 lb
Width1540 mm / 60.6 in / 60.6 inDry weight
Height1180 mm / 46.5 in / 46.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2250 mm / 88.6 in / 88.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1293 mm / 50.9 in / 50.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity53 l / 11.7 UK gal / 14.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.51  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.54 m2 / 16.6 sq ft / 16.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerAlfa RomeoValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore74.0 mm / 2.91 in / 2.91 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1290 cm3 / 78.7 cu in / 78.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity322.50 cm3/cylinder / 19.680 cu in/cylinder / 19.680 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque112.0 N·m / 82.6 lb·ft / 82.6 lb·ft at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)22.1 kW / 29.7 hp / 29.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.3 kW/l / 1.017 bhp/cu in / 1.017 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque86.8 N·m/l / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.56

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed163 km/h / 101 mph / 101 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)13.30 s / 13.30 s / 13.30 sPower-to-weight ratio93.2 kW/ton / 70.6 bhp/ton / 70.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringworm & sectorSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.3Turning circle10.7 m / 35.1 ft / 35.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front135-13Tyres rear155-15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

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