State-of-the-art suspension

This brand, deserves to be remembered for the innovation which was incredible for its time and which is still widely used in the four-wheeled vehicle sector: independent suspension.

The history of A.G. Alfieri, founded by Giuseppe Alfieri in 1925 in Milan, can be considered, for the short period during which he remained active, a meteor in the automotive landscape. The brand, however, almost unknown, deserves to be remembered for the innovation which was incredible for its time and which is still widely used in the four-wheeled vehicle sector: independent suspension.

With the Type 1 model, Alfieri made, in the laboratory at the Feltrinelli Institute in Milan, the Dornier with an in-line four-cylinder 1094 cc Chapuis engine, producing 14 bhp at 3000 rpm and with the remarkable suspension solution for the time and a real landmark of automotive innovation. A few examples of the car were made there and, two years later, it evolved into the Type 2 Super Sport, which adopted a new 1074 cc engine fitted with a Cozette compressor producing 20 bhp, as well as revised front suspension with coil springs instead of the transverse leaf spring fitted to the earlier model.

Despite the innovative and visionary spirit of Alfieri the company folded for good in 1927.

Text by Tommaso Lai

Translation by Norman Hawkes

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