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Alfa Romeo Spider

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Spider
Vehicle Model

A sports car produced by Alfa Romeo.

Page Sections
Photographs
1978 Niki Lauda F.1 Specifications
1982 Specifications
Model Kits
Article Index


Photographs

1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio 1987 Quadrifoglio
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1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio 1987 Quadrifoglio
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1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio 1987 Quadrifoglio
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Alfa Romeo Spider Touring Gran Sport Touring Gran Sport
1:8 scale Pocher model
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Alfa Romeo Spider Touring Gran Sport Touring Gran Sport
1:8 scale Pocher model
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Alfa Romeo Spider Touring Gran Sport Touring Gran Sport
1:8 scale Pocher model
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Alfa Romeo Spider Touring Gran Sport Touring Gran Sport
1:8 scale Pocher model
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Alfa Romeo Spider Touring Gran Sport Touring Gran Sport
1:8 scale Pocher model
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1978 Niki Lauda F.1 Specifications

The following specifications are for the Niki Lauda F.1 special edition Alfa Romeo Spider.  The car was available only in red.

Chassis
Body Style2-passenger Roadster
Drivetrain
LayoutFront engine, rear drive
Exterior Dimensions
Length161.3"
Width64.4"
Height50.6"
Wheelbase88.7"
Track (F/R)52.3"/50.3"
Engine
TypeInline 4-cylinder
Displacement120 cu. in./1962cc
Bore & Stroke3.3" x 3.5"
84mm x 88.5mm
Compression Ratio9.0:1
ValvetrainDual Overhead Camshaft (DOHC)
MaterialsAluminum block, aluminum head
Construction5 main bearings
Fuel SystemMechanical fuel injection
Horsepower (SAE Net)110hp
Torque (SAE Net)121 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm
Oil Capacity7.1 quarts
Cooling System Capacity2.5 gallons
Transmission & Final Drive
Transmission5-speed manual
DifferentialLimited Slip
Final Drive Ratio4.5:1
Suspension & Steering
FrontIndepedent w/inclined A-arms, coil springs, double-action shocks, anti-roll bar
RearLive axle, coil springs, double-action shocks, anti-roll bar, torque tee
SteeringRecirculating ball
Turns, Lock-to-Lock3.5
Turning Circle, Curb-to-Curb34.5'
Brakes, Wheels & Tires
Front Brakes9.84" disc w/power assist
Rear Brakes9.84" disc w/power assist
Wheels5.5Jx14 cast magnesium
Tires165 HR14 steel belted radial
Tire Pressure (F/R)24 psi/24 psi
Weights & Capacities
Curb Weight2550 lbs.
Fuel Capacity12 gallons
Performance
0-30 mph5.1 seconds*
0-40 mph7.3 seconds*
0-50 mph10.4 seconds*
0-60 mph14.3 seconds*
0-70 mph19.3 seconds*
0-80 mph26.34 seconds*
Quarter Mile19.2 seconds @ 73.0 mph
30-0 mph37.9'*
60-0 mph166.0'*
Power to Weight Ratio23.2 lbs./horsepower
Economy
EPA Estimate18 mpg city/26 mpg highway
EPA Weighted Average21.0 mpg
Motor Trend 73-mile Test Loop23.2 mpg*
Price
Base Price$9,295
*=As tested by Motor Trend, July 1978

1982 Specifications

Model
0-60 mph*11.7 seconds
80-0 mph*283 feet
Cornering Capability*0.763g
Interior Noise @ 70mph*81 dBA
Fuel Economy*22.5 mpg
*=Test conducted by Road & Track, August 1982 issue

Model Kits

TypeManufacturerItem #NameScaleNotes
Model KitPocherSpider Touring Gran Sport (Alfa Romeo)1:8


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
25 April 1994Receipt of Petition for Determination That Nonconforming 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Passenger Cars Are Eligible for ImportationFederal Register: NHTSA (William A. Boehly)
29 June 1994Determination That Nonconforming 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Passenger Cars Are Eligible for ImportationFederal Register: NHTSA (William A. Boehly)


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