The prototype of new Alfa Rome mid-engined car intended to replacement the Alfa Romeo 158 was designed by Wifredo Ricart. The car had a flat 1489 cc  V12 engine using a mid-engine layout with two Roots-type superchargers, and developed 335 bhp (250 kW) at 8600 rpm. The Tipo 512 was first tested on September 12, 1940, by Alfa Romeo chief test driver Consalvo Sanesi, but further car development was stooped because of World War II.

SeasonSeriesEvent
1940Grand PrixTest
Driver No.Entrant
Consalvo SanesiAlfa Romeo SpA
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43AutoCult
Cat. No.QualityRarity
07023