Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.16 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1931

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 n.16

HISTORY

The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.16 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1931. The Italian manufacturer entrusted the engineer Vittorio Jano with the project for a new inline eight-cylinder supercharged engine, which proved to be one of the most successful . With the Bentley retreat, the favorites for the win were the Alfa Romeo, Mercedes, the Bugatti and the American Stutz and Chrysler.

Earl Howe and Henry Birkin won with the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.16 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1931, for the Italian manufacturer was the first success.
The race started with the suitors very close, but with the passing of the hours and with the very hot temperature began the first withdrawals, in particular that of the Bugatti that despite the excellent speed were afflicted by tire problems that forced the French cars to a forced withdrawal. In second place came the Mercedes-Benz SSK n.1 driven by Ivanowski and Stoffel with a gap of seven laps, while in third place the Talbot AV105 n.11 of Rose-Richards and Saunders-Davies with a gap of eleven laps.

CHASSIS

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
Steel ladder frame
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
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Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Dunlop

ENGINE

Alfa Romeo 2336 cc S8
Power: 116 kW
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: four speed manual
Tank Capacity: 140 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1931 with drivers Earl Howe, Henry Birkin

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