• Alfa-Romeo 2300 B Corto

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Key facts

1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Corto 6C 2300 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4880 mm
How heavy?
1140 kg
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2309 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
77 PS / 76 bhp / 57 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
How fast?
130 km/h, 81 mph

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1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Corto technical specifications


The 6C 2300 B Corto is a rear wheel drive Alfa Romeo designed saloon (sedan) automobile with a front located engine, from Alfa Romeo.
The Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Corto belongs to the 6C 2300 range of cars from Alfa Romeo.
It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 2.3 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 76 bhp (77 PS/57 kW) of power at 4400 rpm.
A 4 speed manual transmission supplies the power to the wheels.
Its quoted weight at the kerb is 1140 kg.
The Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Corto is claimed to attain a maxiumum speed of 130 km/h, or 81 mph.
1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Corto data
1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Corto 6C 2300 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
DesignerAlfa Romeo
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3000 118.1
Track/tread (front) 1440 56.7
Track/tread (rear) 1470 57.9
Length 4880 192.1
Width 1850 72.8
Height 1650 65
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.63
Kerb weight 1140 kg 2513 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.3 litre
2309 cc
(140.904 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 70 × 100 mm
2.76 × 3.94 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.7
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 77 PS (76 bhp) (57 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output 32.9 bhp/litre
0.54 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 7:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 384.83 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) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 130 km/h (81 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 67.59 PS/g
49.71 kW/g
66.67 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 20.12 kg/kW
33.6 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
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 I.TB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 5.50 x 18
Tyres rear 5.50 x 18
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general ID51480
Production total 211
Model code
Model family 6C 2300
RAC rating 18.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Corto added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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