1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 poster
1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Poster
This 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 poster features the hugely successful racing car that became known as the ‘Monza’. This car was considered by many to be one of the greatest cars in motor racing history, and was designed by Vittorio Jano who had recently been poached from Fiat by Alfa boss Enzo Ferrari. This beautiful new Alfa Romeo, powered by an 8 cylinder 2.3 litre engine, replaced the 6C 1750. And the 8C 2300 soon came to dominate endurance racing taking first place at Le Mans every year from 1931 to 1934.
Built For Racing Success
The 2300 was made in three different lengths having wheelbases of 2640, 2740 and 3100mm. The shortest of these, called the Monza was used for Grand Prix racing, while the longest complied with the AIACR regulations for endurance events such as LeMans. Monzas came a victorious first and second at the Monaco Grand Prix in the hands of Nuvolari and Caracciola. The car notched up more than 50 victories in its time with the heroes of the era, Nuvolari, Campari, Borzacchini, Caracciola, Etancelin and Sommer.
After an unsuccessful debut at the Mille Miglia in 1931, the car won the Targa Florio and went on to upset Bentley’s supremacy at Le Mans. From 1931 to 1934 Alfa would claim four victories at LeMans as well as similar serial victories at the Mille Miglia.
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