Alfa Romeo is an Italian car manufacturer established in 1910 in Milan, Italy. The company was initially called Societa Anonima Italiana Darracq (SAID), and it was a joint venture between Italian investors and Alexandre Darracq, a Frenchman who owned an automobile company. In 1915, the company was renamed Alfa Romeo after it was taken over by a group of Italian investors.
During World War I, Alfa Romeo shifted from manufacturing cars to producing war materials, such as aircraft engines and trucks. After the war, the company resumed car production, and it quickly became known for its high-performance sports cars. In fact, Alfa Romeo was the first company to win the World Championship for Grand Prix racing in 1925.
Throughout the 1930s, Alfa Romeo continued to produce sports cars and racing cars, including the legendary Alfa Romeo 8C 2300. However, due to financial difficulties, the company was taken over by the government during World War II, and it was used to produce military vehicles.
After the war, Alfa Romeo resumed production of cars, but it struggled financially, and it was acquired by the Fiat Group in 1986. Under Fiat’s ownership, Alfa Romeo has continued to produce high-performance sports cars and more affordable models such as the popular Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Alfa Romeo MiTo.
Today, Alfa Romeo is known for its distinctive Italian styling, advanced technology, and high-performance engines. Its current lineup includes the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV.