Updated: Mar 9
This Alfa Romeo poster features the 1931 8C 2300, 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 soon came to dominate endurance racing taking first place at Le Mans every year from 1931 to 1934.
The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 is widely considered the greatest racing car of all time, and also triumphed on the Grand Prix circuit from 1930 to 1934, collecting honours at Monaco and at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
The 2300 was made in three different lengths having wheelbases of 2640, 2740 and 3100mm. The shortest of these, called the Monza was used of Grand Prix racing, while the longest complied with the AIACR regulations for events such as Le Mans.
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 Le Mans as well as similar serial victories at the Mille Miglia.