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Interesting Facts About Alfa Romeo
There is definitely something special and romantic about Alfa Romeo. Alfa Romeo, since its inception in 1910, has been igniting passion, desire and excitement in car lovers around the world.Did you know Alfa Romeo has a strong past bloodline in motor sport and innovation, one of which is the development of Double Over Head Cam (DOHC) as far back as in 1914? Many modern cars still use and have DOHC engines. Another notoriety of certain Alfa’s is there use of twin carburettors and twin spark engines.
Also did you know that part of Alfa’s motor sport heritage is that the legendary Enzo Ferrari worked for Alfa Romeo as racing driver and then as a team manager before he founded his own car and brand Ferrari?
Being Italian though and through it is no surprise that articulate design, classic yet bold style and visible passion are all ingrained in Alfas. Some of the most famous commercial Alfa Romeo classic models are the Alfetta, GT, GTV6 and Spider.
Speaking of famous, did you know the Alfa Romeo Spider was used in the classic Hollywood movie ‘The Graduate’ (1967) starting Dustin Hoffman. Alfa Romeo later named the car the ‘Alfa Graduate’ in the United States to leverage the car’s appearance and association with the movie. On the theme of Alfa’s in movies, they are also featured in ‘The Italian Job’ (1969), James Bond movies ‘For Your Eyes Only’, ‘Octopussy’ and ‘Quantum of Solace’ and in a number of other movies.