Alfa Romeo released the third instalment in the video series leading up to its 110th birthday this year. Each video features a specific car and/or event in the Italian automaker's rich history.
In the latest video, the focus is on the 6C 2500 Villa d'Este. According to Alfa, the automaker attended the 1949 Gold Cup at the Concorso Villa d'Este held on the shores of Lake Como in Northern Italy.
At the time, the Gold Cup was the most prestigious motoring award event in the world.
Alfa Romeo brought the 6C 2500 to the show, where it dazzled onlookers and ultimately won the top prize. Proud of the achievement, Alfa Romeo opted to name the car in honour of the event.
The 6C 2500 Villa d'Este's engine developed 110bhp (82kW) and powered the car to a 170km/h top speed.
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Compiled by: Charlen Raymond