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The world of motorsports has been pioneered by the big names for decades, and the Alfa Romeo is definitely on top of that world due to its heritage of manufacturing top-of-the-line sports cars. Its legacy was marked as a milestone in 1910 when it produced the 24 HP. It was designed for the Italian marketit had a 4-liter, I4 sidevalve engine with a top speed of 100km/h. Customized for racing, the upgraded 24 HP led to the creation of the "Corsa" model. Its remarkable performance was noticed in a race called "Targa Florio" in 1911. Over the years, Alfa Romeo continued to impress auto experts with its entries in various races and competitions. The company even sponsored one competition, the "Alfa Grand Prix," to create a niche for the name of Alfa Romeo in motorsports.
During the World War II, however, Alfa Romeo was riddled with different challenges. It had financial, legal, and operational troubles that needed the Italian government's intervention. Another failure came in the form of Project 13-61. In a risky attempt, the company tried to create its first front-wheel drive compact car under this project but financial and logistical problems caused it to be dropped. But this bump in the road did not hinder the company's success. Alfa Romeo rose to the occasion, and with the government's help, it still grew to become Italy's cultural icon. The brand name became synonymous with the winner of Grand Prix events from the years 1930 to 1970.
Alfa Romeo was also able to produce astounding technological developments and advanced Alfa Romeo parts throughout the years. For example, the classic overhead twin cam four-cylinder engine was so popular; it was in production and development from the 1950s to the mid 1990s. It also came up with the first electric fuel injected systems in the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 and mechanical variable valve timing found in the Spider. Following this tradition of quality engineering and mechanical design, Alfa Romeo has become a classic icon of motor sports.