Alfa Romeo Montreal
At the Montreal Expo in 1967 Alfa Romeo showed a new concept car named after that city. A 2+2 coupé, designed by Bertone, it was based on a modified Giulia chassis and powered by a 1600 Giulia engine.
Many modifications were made before the first production car was shown, three years later, at Geneva in 1970. The design remained essentially the same, with the most significant change being the adoption of a 'road' version of the 33 racecar engine. This was a 2593cc V8 unit with SPICA fuel injection and producing around 200bhp. In order to better handle the resulting performance the Montreal was fitted with a five speed gearbox and a limited-slip differential. The remainder of the chassis and running gear was generally from the GTV coupé and comprised double wishbone suspension with coil springs and dampers at the front and a live axle at the rear.
A total of 3925 examples were built between 1970 and 1977. Very few changes were made to the car during its production life, those made also being generally small details. A few cars were supposedly fitted with a 3-litre version of the engine, whilst the normal 2.6-litre Montreal engine found its way into some normal GTV's, both for racing and in very limited numbers for some markets.
Driveline longitudinal engine at front with rear wheel drive Engine 2593cc (80x64.5mm) dohc V8 with 200bhp @ 6,500rpm
Spica mechanical fuel injection, dry-sump lubrication
Suspension front : Double wishbone, telescopic dampers, coil springs and anti-roll bar
rear : live axle, coil springs and dampers
wheelbase : 2350mm
front track : 1372mm
rear track : 1340mm
Brakes front : discs, ventilated
rear : discs, ventilated
handbrake operating on the rear via cable
Steering Recirculating ball Gearbox 5 speed manual
ZF limited-slip differential
Kerb Weights 1131kg
The model number for the Montreal was 105.64, the engine number AR00564.
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