“The A.L.F.A 40/60 HP was a race and road car made by A.L.F.A (later called Alfa Romeo). Its top speed was 125 km/h (78 mph). 40/60 HP production and development was interrupted by the First World War, but resumed briefly afterwards. Giuseppe Campari won the 1920 and 1921 races at Mugello with this car.”

- Wikipedia

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

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  1. Pogo

    I found these images disturbing but you didn’t preface them with a warning.

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    • nyssa

      I agree it’s a little weird. I had no idea this existed and it’s kind of shocking to see it for the first time. But, disturbing? And what would a warning look like? “If you find images of odd vehicles disturbing do not click on this picture.”

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  2. Jason

    I think I know where Bucky Fullminster got the inspiration for the Dymaxion car styling.

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  3. Drop

    I think that the drop is the best shape for going fast, and somehow it was taking care on this one. It still has the footfloor and the headroom and it was the fastest of its time so whats really wrong whit it? its ugly? yes it it but naturally its beautifull!

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  4. Peter

    let me note: at that time, cars were produced as motor+chassis+mechanics and then different coachworks (like Bertone, Touring, Zagato) were asked to put on a body.
    saying alone “40/60 HP” could mean nearly anything – a race car with a spyder body, or, in this case a special application from Castagna coachworks this Aerodinamica which can be more regarded as a concept car.
    so, this is not the racing car :-)
    this is however:
    http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/attachments/picture-room/149215d1250872396-old-photos-1914-coppa-florio-nino-franchini-alfa-40-60-3rd-bb.jpg

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  5. Selena

    “Disturbing”?! “Shocking”?! o.O
    What on Earth is so disturbing or shocking about a (now considered) oddly shaped car? It’s not like it’s shaped to resemble a body part or anything like that!
    Grab the smelling salts, I’m sure this site has more atrocities to offer.

    *tongue FIRMLY planted in cheek*

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