Friday, August 10, 2012

The Alfa Romeo Montreal

 The Alfa Romeo Montreal is a 2+2 coupé automobile produced by the Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo from 1970 to 1977.
 L'Alfa Romeo Montreal est un coupé 2 2 automobile produite par le constructeur italien Alfa Romeo de 1970 à 1977.

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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° dry-sump lubricated V8 engine with SPICA (Società Pompe Iniezione Cassani & Affini) fuel injection that produced around 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp), coupled to a five-speed ZF manual 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; its redline was set at 7000 rpm, unheard of for a V8 at that time.

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 car's 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. The Montreal was more expensive to buy than the Jaguar E-Type or the Porsche 911.[7] When launched in the UK it was priced at GB£5,077, rising to GB£5,549 in August 1972 and to GB£6,999 by mid-1976..[

The world first saw the Montreal at Expo '67 in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Presented as a concept car, it was stylistically different from previous Alfa.
Built as a 2+2 coupé, the Montreal was distinguished by its front headlight treatment by designer Marcello Gandini fitted. He fitted the headlights beind four unusual grilles. By the time the car reached prodcution in 1970, these were replaced by larger, single panels. Other unique details include a hood-mounted NACA duct and nonfunctional slats behind the doors.
The first two prototypes were powered by an inline-4 from the Alfa Romeo Giulia, but the production version was much more serious. Instead it was powered by 90° V8, with competition features like dry-sump lubrication and SPICA fuel injection. This was a derivative of the same potent V8 which was used in the Alfa Romeo 33 racecar.
Chassis details were lended from the Giulia GTV including its double wishbone front suspension with a live axle in the rear.
Almost 4000 Montreals were produced from 1970 to 1977. Ironically, none were ever sold in Montreal because Alfa Romeo was limited to European markets.

Der Alfa Romeo Montreal war ein elegantes Sportcoupé, das von Herbst 1970 bis Frühjahr 1977 gebaut wurde. Als Designstudie von Marcello Gandini (Chefdesigner bei Bertone) wurde das Auto 1967 auf der Weltausstellung Expo 67 in Montréal erstmals vorgestellt. Aus dem Ausstellungsort resultierte auch der Name des Fahrzeugs. Das äußere Erscheinungsbild fand sofort das Interesse der Fachwelt, so dass man sich bei Alfa Romeo für eine Serienherstellung entschied. Auffallend waren die Klappscheinwerfer, die untypisch nicht versenkt, sondern von einer beweglichen Abdeckung, die nach unten herunterklappte, nur teilweise verdeckt wurden.

Alfa Romeo Montreal есть 2 2 купе автомобильного производства итальянского производителя Alfa Romeo с 1970 по 1977 год.

الفا روميو مونتريال هي 2 سيارة كوبيه 2 التي تنتجها الشركة المصنعة ألفا روميو الايطالية 1970-1977


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