Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport Spider Will Compete at the Dolomites Gold Cup
You might know, that Dolomites Gold Cup back in 1947 was won by Salvatore Ammendola behind the wheel of Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS. This year's edition, staged from 23 to 27 July will witness the same vehicles, that were competing between 1947 and 1956. And of course Alfa Romeo team will also make appearance. Something more, the Italian brand will be a protagonist of the 2015 edition with the superb "1900 Sport Spider" from 1954.
To be admitted to the event, all vehicles must have been constructed between 1919 and 1961. But there are some exceptional vehicles in certain categories, constructed between 1962 and 1965. Why? Because they will have something special in their construction or because they possess particular historic interest. Just imagine the sight. The mountain roads of Dolomites, one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, along with some of the most famous and beloved retro vehicles. How cool is that? In fact, the area is included in UNESCO's World Heritage list. It will surely be a magical sight to see such vehicles on such a track.
Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport Spider and what it has to offer
Now, let's see what makes 1900 Sport Spider so special. The vehicle comes from the renovated Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese and recently won the "Best Car in Show" prize in the "Experience" dynamic competition. This was during the trials for the "XXIV Cesana-Sestriere Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Trophy". The vehicle itself comes with a "1900" dry sump DOHC 4-cylinder engine, that produces a total of 138 hp (101 kW) and reaches a top speed of 220 km/h (122 mph). Its weight is just 800 kg and comes with nicely done aerodynamic body. The 1900 SS's engine is paired with a 5-speed transmission and a De Dion rear axle: this helps the vehicle to demonstrate some wonderful performance, along with incredible flexibility.
But along with the historic Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS, there will be and another eye-catchers, that are indeed the latest Giulietta and the 4C Spider. The first one, the Giulietta is a compact sedan, that proudly demonstrates the well-known Italian elegance, while the second vehicle is brand's ultimate expression of style and motor excellence.
What else can we say? This will be an incredible and beautiful event, that every motorsport fan should see.