1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport Spider

Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport Spider is a car that has a 2 door roadster type body designed by Bertone with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2 litre, double overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 138 bhp (140 PS/103 kW) of power at 6500 rpm. It features dry sump-type lubrication. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual 'box. Claimed weight at the kerb is 900 kg. The Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport Spider is claimed to attain a maxiumum speed of 220 km/h which is 137 mph.


Key facts

1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport Spider information summary

What body style?
2 door roadster with 2 seats
How long?
3850 mm
How heavy?
900 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1997 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
140 PS / 138 bhp / 103 kW @ 6500 rpm
How much torque?
How fast?
220 km/h, 137 mph

Similar models

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1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport Spider data
Body type2 seater roadster
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2200 86.6
Track/tread (front) 1270 50
Track/tread (rear) 1310 51.6
Length 3850 151.6
Width 1550 61
Height 1070 42.1
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 900 kg 1984
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1997 cc
(121.864 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 85 × 88 mm
3.35 × 3.46 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.97
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 140 PS (138 bhp) (103 kW)
at 6500 rpm
Specific output 69.1 bhp/litre
1.13 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump dry sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 2 We carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 499.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 220 km/h (137 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 155.46 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
114.34 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
153.33 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.75 kg/kW
14.61 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension dD.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 6.00 x 16
Tyres rear 6.00 x 16
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5
Top gear ratio 0.85
Final drive ratio
Carfolio.com ID102476
Production total 2
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 17.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport Spider added 2002-11-18.
Last modified 2013-02-28.