Alfa Romeo Tipo 159 Alfetta 1951 posters

Alfa Romeo Tipo 159 Alfetta

At the end of 1950 season, a new version of the Alfa Romeo 158 was introduced known as the Alfa Romeo Tipo 159 Alfetta. It had an improved rear suspension, where the old swing axle was replaced with a De-Dion axle. The engine was much more powerful, producing around 420 bhp (313 kW) at 9600 rpm. In order to take part in the 1951 Spanish Grand Prix, an even more advanced version was developed, named the 159M (standing for Maggiorata which means "improved"). Due to the 1952 World Drivers' Championship being held to Formula Two regulations, the Alfa Romeo Tipo 159 Alfetta wasn't eligible to take part. The car's last victory was achieved in the 1953 Merano Grand Prix in Italy. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from Wikipedia.

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