Alfa Romeo Trivia Questions and Answers

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1: Which Italian luxury carmaker, founded in 1910, is known for its sports-oriented vehicles and strong auto racing heritage?
A: Ferrari
B: Lamborghini
C: Alfa Romeo
D: Maserati
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Alfa Romeo was founded in 1910 and is renowned for its sports cars and success in auto racing.

2: What do the letters “A.L.F.A.” stand for in Alfa Romeo’s original name?
A: Anonima La Fabbrica Auto
B: Automobile Lombarda Finance Association
C: Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili
D: Auto Lombardy Factory of Automobiles
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: “A.L.F.A.” stands for “Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili.”

3: Who was the entrepreneur that acquired A.L.F.A. in 1915, eventually leading to the name Alfa Romeo?
A: Ugo Stella
B: Giovanni Agnelli
C: Nicola Romeo
D: Enzo Ferrari
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Nicola Romeo acquired A.L.F.A. in 1915, and the company’s name was later changed to Alfa Romeo.

4: What significant car did Alfa Romeo design in 1914, which had a four-cylinder engine and advanced features like double overhead camshafts?
A: GP1914
B: 24 HP
C: Torpedo 20–30 HP
D: Tipo B (P3)
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The GP1914 was an advanced Grand Prix car designed in 1914 with four cylinders and double overhead camshafts.

5: Which Alfa Romeo model was their first success in motor racing, winning at Mugello in 1920?
A: 24 HP
B: 20–30 HP
C: RL Targa Florio
D: P2 Grand Prix
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Torpedo 20–30 HP was their first successful model in racing, winning at Mugello in 1920.

6: In what year did Alfa Romeo win the inaugural Grand Prix world championship?
A: 1911
B: 1925
C: 1931
D: 1950
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Alfa Romeo won the inaugural Grand Prix world championship in 1925.

7: Which famous automotive designer joined Alfa Romeo in 1923 and developed the P2 Grand Prix car?
A: Giuseppe Merosi
B: Nicola Romeo
C: Vittorio Jano
D: Ugo Stella
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Vittorio Jano joined Alfa Romeo in 1923 and designed the P2 Grand Prix car.

8: What was the primary focus of Alfa Romeo’s production following World War II?
A: Luxury cars
B: Heavy machinery
C: Small, mass-produced vehicles
D: Aircraft engines
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: After World War II, Alfa Romeo focused on producing small, mass-produced vehicles.

9: Which engine series did Alfa Romeo launch in 1954, remaining in production until 1994?
A: V6 Busso Engine
B: Twin Cam Engine
C: Bi-Motore Engine
D: GTA Engine
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Alfa Romeo launched the Twin Cam engine series in 1954, which stayed in production until 1994.

10: Which car model was introduced by Alfa Romeo in the 1950s, intended for Brazil’s market under the “FNM” brand?
A: Giulia
B: Alfa Romeo 2000
C: Giulietta
D: Alfa Sud
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Alfa Romeo 2000 was introduced in Brazil under the “FNM” brand.

11: During which decades did Alfa Romeo concentrate on motorsport using production-based cars such as the GTA?
A: 1930s
B: 1940s
C: 1960s
D: 1980s
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: In the 1960s, Alfa Romeo concentrated on motorsport using production-based cars such as the GTA.

12: What was the politically motivated name of the Alfa Romeo factory established in Italy’s southern area in the 1960s?
A: Alfa Milan
B: Alfa Sud
C: Alfa Saronno
D: Alfa Napoli
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The factory was named Alfa Sud, reflecting its southern Italy location.

13: In which year did Fiat Group acquire Alfa Romeo?
A: 1980
B: 1983
C: 1986
D: 1990
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Fiat Group acquired Alfa Romeo in 1986.

14: Which prototype Alfa Romeo introduced in 1966 later became a production car?
A: Giulia TZ
B: Montreal
C: Tipo 33
D: GTA
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Montreal prototype introduced in 1966 became a production car later.

15: In 1967, Alfa Romeo initiated a compact car project which could have predated which iconic car had it been produced?
A: Volkswagen Beetle
B: Ford Mustang
C: Mini
D: Fiat 500
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Alfa Romeo’s compact car project in 1967 could have predated the Mini.

16: Which sophisticated Alfa Romeo race car engine won the first Formula One world championship in 1950?
A: Tipo 158 “Alfetta”
B: Twin Cam
C: Montreal V8
D: Tazio Nuvolari
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Tipo 158 “Alfetta” engine won the first Formula One world championship in 1950.

17: The Alfa Romeo Giulia is named after which female Italian name reflecting design elegance?
A: Maria
B: Isabella
C: Giulietta
D: Sofia
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The name “Giulietta” was chosen to reflect elegant and sophisticated design.

18: In the 1970s and 1980s, which Alfa Romeo model had visible front handles but concealed rear handles to give a coupe-like appearance?
A: 75
B: 164
C: 156
D: 156/147
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The Alfa Romeo 156 and 147 had front handles visible and rear handles concealed to simulate a coupe look.

19: What was the first road car with Alfa Romeo’s trademark double overhead cam engine, introduced in 1928?
A: 24 HP
B: 6C 1500 Sport
C: Giulietta Spider
D: Giulia
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The 6C 1500 Sport was the first road car to feature Alfa Romeo’s trademark double overhead cam engine in 1928.

20: In which year did Alfa Romeo return to the U.S. Market after discontinuing exports in 1995?
A: 2005
B: 2008
C: 2010
D: 2013
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Alfa Romeo returned to the U.S. Market in 2008 after discontinuing exports in 1995.

21: Which current Alfa Romeo CEO announced plans for a fully electrified model lineup by 2027?
A: Jean-Philippe Imparato
B: Sergio Marchionne
C: Carlo Chiti
D: Rudolf Hruska
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Current CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato announced plans for full electrification by 2027.

22: Which Alfa Romeo model, released in 2022, marked the first new model introduction under Stellantis?
A: Giulia
B: Stelvio
C: Tonale
D: 33 Stradale
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Tonale was the first new model introduced under the Stellantis brand in 2022.

23: What symbol appears on higher performance Alfa Romeo models since World War II?
A: Targa Florio
B: Cloverleaf (Quadrifoglio)
C: Torpedo
D: Veloce
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Quadrifoglio, or cloverleaf, has been used on high-performance models since World War II.

24: Which famous automotive brand and team founder started his career with Alfa Romeo, later becoming associated with his own luxury marque?
A: Ettore Bugatti
B: Enzo Ferrari
C: Ferdinand Porsche
D: Horacio Pagani
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Enzo Ferrari started his career with Alfa Romeo before founding his eponymous brand Ferrari.

25: What advanced fuel system did Alfa Romeo initially test in the 1940 Mille Miglia with a 6C 2500?
A: Caproni-Fuscaldo Electronic Fuel Injection
B: Twin Carburettor
C: Hybrid Fuel System
D: Direct Injection System
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Caproni-Fuscaldo Electronic Fuel Injection system was tested in the 1940 Mille Miglia in a 6C 2500.

26: Which Alfa Romeo model, launched in the mid-1950s, was specifically developed for the Brazilian market?
A: Tipo 103
B: Alfa Sud
C: FNM 2000
D: Giulietta
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The FNM 2000 was developed in collaboration with Brazil’s Matarazzo Group for the Brazilian market.

27: Which Alfa Romeo engine innovation introduced in 1980 became standard in models like the Spider until the 1990s?
A: Variable Valve Timing (VVT)
B: Twin Spark Ignition
C: Turbocharging
D: Fuel Injection
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Variable Valve Timing (VVT) was introduced in 1980 and became standard in models like the Spider.

28: Which Alfa Romeo car won the first FIA European Touring Car Championship in 1966?
A: GTA
B: Tipo 33
C: Giulia
D: Giulietta
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The GTA won the inaugural FIA European Touring Car Championship in 1966.

29: Which Alfa Romeo was involved in notable sports car racing in the 1970s and eventually won the World Championship for Makes in 1975?
A: GTA
B: 6C 2500
C: Tipo 33TT12
D: Montreal
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Tipo 33TT12 won the World Championship for Makes in 1975.

30: In what year did Alfa Romeo partner with Sauber F1 Team, leading to their return to Formula One?
A: 2015
B: 2017
C: 2018
D: 2020
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Alfa Romeo partnered with Sauber F1 Team in 2018, marking their return to Formula One.

31: In response to sanction pressures in the 1980s, Alfa Romeo withdrew from which country’s market?
A: Brazil
B: South Africa
C: Australia
D: Japan
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Alfa Romeo withdrew from the South African market in the 1980s due to sanctions.

32: What Alfa Romeo concept car series in the 1950s tested aerodynamic principles that were later applied to production cars?
A: Batmobiles
B: Disco Volante
C: B.A.T. (Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica)
D: Tipo 33
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The B.A.T. (Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica) series tested aerodynamic principles in the 1950s.

33: Which modern Alfa Romeo model series, beginning in 1962, became highly renowned for its blend of aesthetics and performance?
A: Giulia
B: 156
C: GTA
D: Type 33
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Giulia series, beginning in 1962, is known for its blend of aesthetics and performance.

34: Why did Alfa Romeo switch to plastic for their radiator header tanks in the 1960s?
A: To reduce cost
B: To improve aerodynamics
C: For weight reduction
D: It was more eco-friendly
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: It was to reduce weight and potentially improve performance.

35: Which Alfa Romeo vehicle was the first to use the Selespeed automated transmission in the late 1990s?
A: 164
B: 145
C: 156
D: 166
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The 156 was the first Alfa Romeo to use the Selespeed automated transmission.

36: What is significant about the Alfa Romeo 156 in diesel engine technology?
A: It was the first to use a turbocharger
B: It was the first passenger car with a common rail diesel engine
C: It introduced direct injection in diesel engines
D: It featured an electric turbo diesel
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Alfa Romeo 156 was the first passenger car to use a common rail diesel engine.

37: What year did Alfa Romeo celebrate its 100th anniversary?
A: 2000
B: 2010
C: 2015
D: 2020
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Alfa Romeo celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010.

38: In Alfa Romeo’s logo, what creature is seen “emerging from a grass snake”?
A: Lion
B: Rabbit
C: Child
D: Dragon
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The logo features a child emerging from a grass snake, a traditional emblem from Milan.

39: Which Alfa Romeo model made its debut in North America in 2014, marking a significant return for the brand?
A: 4C
B: MiTo
C: Giulia
D: Stelvio
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Alfa Romeo 4C made its debut in North America in 2014.

40: What name was given to the racing machines in the 1930s that were designed for famed driver Tazio Nuvolari?
A: Nuvolari Specials
B: P3
C: Tipo A
D: 8C Monza
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The 8C Monza was designed for famed driver Tazio Nuvolari in the 1930s.

41: Which luxury manufacturer was partially under Fiat and created a sports and luxury division with Alfa Romeo in 2005?
A: Jeep
B: Mitsubishi
C: Maserati
D: Lancia
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Maserati was combined with Alfa Romeo in 2005 to create a sports and luxury division.

42: What year did Alfa Romeo’s Arese factory close down?
A: 1990
B: 1995
C: 2003
D: 2008
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Arese factory was closed in 2003.

43: Which Alfa Romeo project aimed to introduce the first modern front-wheel-drive compact car in the 1950s?
A: Tipo 103
B: Alfa Sud
C: Project 13-61
D: Giulia
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Project 13-61 aimed to introduce the first modern front-wheel-drive compact car in the 1950s.

44: When Alfa Romeo Stelvio was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show, what year was it launched?
A: 2014
B: 2015
C: 2016
D: 2017
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Alfa Romeo Stelvio was unveiled at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.

45: What distinctive feature is on Alfa Romeo cars’ higher trim models identified by a cloverleaf symbol?
A: Alpha Secondus
B: Quadrifoglio
C: Vigore Secondus
D: Alpina Symbol
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Quadrifoglio cloverleaf symbol is used to identify higher trim models.

46: Which iconic vehicle was a high-performance version of the Alfa Romeo 1900 road car designed for competition?
A: GTA
B: 6C 2500
C: P2
D: TZ
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The TZ was a high-performance competition version of the Alfa Romeo 1900 road car.

47: What anniversary was celebrated by Alfa Romeo in 2020?
A: 50th
B: 75th
C: 100th
D: 110th
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Alfa Romeo celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2020.

48: When was Alfa Romeo, along with the brand’s dealers, fully acquired under Fiat Group Automobiles?
A: 2000
B: 2005
C: 2010
D: 2015
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Alfa Romeo and its dealers were fully acquired under Fiat Group Automobiles in 2005.

49: What innovative Alfa Romeo engine technology was introduced in the MiTo in 2009?
A: Quadrajet
B: Multiair
C: Bi-Tronic
D: EcoBoost
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Multiair technology was introduced in the MiTo in 2009 by Alfa Romeo.

50: Which company merged with PSA Group in 2021 forming Stellantis, the parent company of Alfa Romeo?
A: General Motors
B: Ford Motor Company
C: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
D: Toyota Motor Corporation
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles merged with the PSA Group in 2021 to form Stellantis.

51: Which country saw high public service deployment and distinctive livery of Alfa Romeo cars for police service?
A: France
B: Italy
C: Germany
D: Spain
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Italy used Alfa Romeo cars extensively for public service, including police deployment.

52: What is the significant badge symbol on Alfa Romeo vehicles, originating from Milan’s Visconti family crest?
A: Red cross with biscione (grass snake)
B: Blue eagle with a sword
C: White lion with a crown
D: Green lizard with a shield
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Alfa Romeo’s badge combines the red cross of Milan and the biscione (grass snake) from the Visconti family crest.

53: What year did Alfa Romeo launch its subcompact crossover SUV, marking its entry into the B-segment with an electric model?
A: 2018
B: 2020
C: 2022
D: 2024
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Alfa Romeo is launching its subcompact crossover SUV, the Junior, in April 2024.

54: Which significant Alfa Romeo model was introduced as the first production SUV competing in the luxury compact segment?
A: Stelvio
B: Tonale
C: Giulia
D: 4C
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Stelvio is Alfa Romeo’s first production SUV, competing in the luxury compact segment.

55: Which race did the first Alfa Romeo car, the 24 HP, participate in in 1911?
A: Le Mans
B: Targa Florio
C: Grand Prix
D: Mille Miglia
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The 24 HP participated in the Targa Florio race in 1911.

56: Which Alfa Romeo car won the first Formula One World Championship for drivers in 1950?
A: Tipo 158 “Alfetta”
B: 6C 2500
C: 33 Stradale
D: Giulia
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Tipo 158 “Alfetta” won the first

Formula One World Championship for drivers in 1950.

57: Alfa Romeo’s 2018 technical partnership in Formula One was with which team?
A: Ferrari
B: Mercedes
C: Sauber
D: Red Bull Racing
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: In 2018, Alfa Romeo entered a technical partnership with Sauber, marking their return to Formula One.

58: Which Italian region is the headquarters of Alfa Romeo currently located in?
A: Lombardy
B: Tuscany
C: Piedmont
D: Lazio
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Alfa Romeo’s headquarters are currently located in Turin, Piedmont, Italy.

59: Who founded the Scuderia Ferrari racing team originally as an Alfa Romeo team?
A: Tazio Nuvolari
B: Ugo Stella
C: Vittorio Jano
D: Enzo Ferrari
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Enzo Ferrari originally founded the Scuderia Ferrari racing team as an Alfa Romeo team in 1929 before it became its own luxury sports car maker.

60: Which Alfa Romeo car unveiled in 2023 will have a limited production of just 33 units?
A: Stelvio
B: Tonale
C: 33 Stradale
D: Giulia
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, unveiled in 2023, will have a limited production run of just 33 units, set to be released in June 2024.

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