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Alfa Romeo Centenary Sculpture At Goodwood FoS

Alfa Romeo Centenary Sculpture at Alfa Romeo Centenary Sculpture At Goodwood FoS

As you know Alfa Romeo, the featured marque at this year’s  Goodwood Festival of Speed, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. So they’ve come up with a very special thing to mark it! It’s the Alfa Romeo Centenary Central Sculpture located on the front lawn of Goodwood House, which showcases the iconic 1925 World Championship winning Alfa P2 Grand Prix racer, and the 8C Competizione supercar.

Revered artist and designer of the Alfa Romeo Centenary central sculpture, Gerry Judah says: “With such a vast and rich heritage, trying to encapsulate all that is great about Alfa Romeo was no easy task. So many factors played a part in the creative process, from the beauty of the cars themselves which are often art forms in their own right, to the passion the marque shows and holds in so many hearts – I felt it was important that the sculpture complemented and expressed these messages.

“The perfect way of communicating this was to use two of Alfa’s most iconic cars – past and present – the P2 and the 8C Competizione – both legendary in their own right with the connection of the first and most recent Alfa Romeo to feature an Alfa eight-cylinder engine.

“Translating their connection and representing the best of all that is Alfa Romeo, there was no better symbol to take inspiration from than Alfa’s famous Cloverleaf badge, which has donned past, present and hopefully future high performance Alfa Romeos. The easiest part of this project was choosing a representative colour – which of course had to be Alfa Red.”

Alfa Romeo and Museo Storico Alfa Romeo vehicle line-up for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010:

Centenary central sculpture –

P2 Gran Premio 1924

Winner of its maiden race in 1924, and the first World Championship in 1925, the two-seater Grand Prix racer was the first Alfa Romeo engineered by Vittorio Jano and the first equipped with an eight cylinder engine.

8C Competizione 2006

Marking Alfa Romeo’s return to the super sports car sector and a new direction in Alfa styling, this limited edition two-seater coupe designed by Alfa Romeo Centro Stile features a 90-degree V8 engine capable of producing 450bhp.

Goodwood Hillclimb (dynamic display) –

8C 2900 B Speciale tipo Le Mans 1938

The two-seater aerodynamic berlinetta was produced by Touring for the 1938 Le Mans 24 hour race. The eight cylinder coupe dominated the race until an hour before the end when it was forced to retire.

Gran Premio Tipo B (P3) 1932

Originally known as the Tipo B, the P3 represented a milestone in Alfa’s sporting history, winning in its debut Grand Prix at Monza in 1932, and remaining unbeaten in the 1933 season.

Gran Premio Tipo 159 ‘Alfetta’ 1951

Winner of the 1951 Formula 1 World Championship, driven by Juan Manuel Fangio.

155 DTM 1993

1993’s Deutsche Touren-wagen Meisterschaft (‘DTM’) winner driven by Nicola Larini. This model is the first four wheel drive racing car produced by Alfa Romeo and features the V6-60 degree production engine.

8C Spider 2008 (also on the Alfa Romeo exhibition stand)

Derived from the much sought after Alfa 8C Competizione, the Alfa 8C Spider is limited to a production run of 500 examples. Featuring sensational carbon-fibre bodywork and a 4.7 litre engine – delivering 450 bhp and a top speed of 181 mph.

Cathedral Paddock (static display) –

A.L.F.A 40/60 HP Corsa 1914

Fitted with a 6.0 litre, four cylinder in-line engine the 40/60 HP was available in  two road versions: a four-seater torpedo for ordinary use, and a two-seater spider for competition (Tipo Corsa).

Gran Premio Tipo C 12C 1936

This single-seater racer was equipped with a 12 cylinder engine producing 370 hp. Designed in-house, the Tipo C was different from its predecessors, featuring rounded coachwork for more efficient aerodynamics.

Gran Premio Tipo 512 1940

Destined to race in the Grand Prix formula but due to WWII it never actually did so.

164 Pro-Car 1988

Fitted with the world’s first V10 engine, this prototype was designed to compete in a new racing category that never took place. The 164 Pro-Car featured Formula One technology beneath the silhouette of a supposed standard 164.

SE 048 SP 1989

Engineered in preparation for the Endurance World Championship in the late 1980s. this prototype was equipped with a V12 engine.

Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ concours d’elegance (static display)-

Carabo 1968

First seen at the 1968 Paris Motor Show, this Bertone creation was designed by Marcello Gandini and signalled a new direction in supercar design. This concept car is characterised by hydropneumatic-powered gull-wing doors and multi-coloured one way glass windows.

2000 Sportiva 1954

A fine example of Italian design and bodied by Bertone, the 2000 Sportiva prototype was a gran turismo based on a 1900 engine with De Dion rear suspension – this technology would feature in the 1972 Alfetta.

33 Coupe 1969

Presented in 1969 at the Paris Auto Show, the style of this concept car is a good example of the classic Pininfarina design of the late 1960s.

33 Stradale prototipo 1967

Representing the return of the eight cylinder engine, Alfa Romeo’s desire to bring racing technology to the public, saw the 33 Stradale become the most expensive car of its time. Considered as one of the most beautiful cars ever made, the 1967 prototype was designed by Franco Scaglione.

Iguana 1969

First seen at the 1969 Turin Auto Show, this gran turismo prototype is characterised by an electrically-powered braking-stabiliser rear wing.

Navajo 1976

This Bertone designed prototype was first unveiled at the 1976 Geneva Motor Show. It is based on the 33 Stradale with a full glassfibre body and is equipped with a 2 litre fuel injected V8 engine.

Alfa Romeo exhibition stand (static display) –

Giulietta 2010

Making its UK public debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Alfa Giulietta is the marque’s latest mid-size model, combining comfort, functionality and Alfa sportiness, the Giulietta features five engine variants including a 1750TBi Cloverleaf version.

MiTo Cloverleaf 2010

Launched in the UK in March of this year, the MiTo Cloverleaf is the high performance version of the sporty compact model. Featuring revolutionary MultiAir engine technology – the Cloverleaf features a 1.4 TB engine with a power output  of 170 bhp.

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