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Alfa Romeo GP 159

(1952 model)

Brief specs of 1952 Alfa Romeo GP 159

petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, 1479 cm3 / 90.3 cu in / 90.3 cu in, 314.0 kW / 421.1 hp / 421.1 hp @ 9300 rpm / 9300 rpm / 9300 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Alfa RomeoIssued from1952
ModelGP 159Issued until
SerieGPNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT


Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

LengthTotal (curb) weight710 kg / 1565 lb / 1565 lb
WidthDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
WheelbaseGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 8 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1479 cm3 / 90.3 cu in / 90.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power314.0 kW / 421.1 hp / 421.1 hp at 9300 rpm / 9300 rpm / 9300 rpm
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)125.6 kW / 168.4 hp / 168.4 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output212.3 kW/l / 4.666 bhp/cu in / 4.666 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque


Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio601.4 kW/ton / 455.7 bhp/ton / 455.7 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


Engine locationEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alfa Romeo GP 159


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