Alfa Romeo 185T

Alfa Romeo 185T image

Active: 1985 - 21-07-1985
Team: Team Alfa Romeo

Team: Benetton Team Alfa Romeo
Designers: John Gentry, Mario Tollentino
Drivers: Riccardo Patrese (22), Eddie Cheever (23)

Alfa Romeo began the 1985 season with their new 185T, but it was soon evident that the car's poor reliability and lack of competitiveness would not enable the team to score any points. The car scored a best finish at Silverstone by ending 8th. The 185T was replaced by an updated version of the 1984 car, now named the 184TB.


Chassis: Carbon fibre monocoque
Fuel: Agip
Tyres: Goodyear
Transmission: Alfa Romeo / Hewland 6-speed manual


Front track: 1,810 mm
Rear track: 1,680 mm
Wheelbase: 2,720 mm
Weight: 550 kg


Designation: Alfa Romeo 890T
Displacement: 1,496 cc
Configuration: 90° V8, turbo, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Power output: 780 hp (582 kW) at 10200 rpm

Image by Anthony Fosh