The Nuvolari

A lightweight aluminum bodied, two seat, mid-engine, independently suspended,
finely handcrafted motorcar in the vintage tradition.
Powered by the classic
Alfa Romeo 2.0 litre Twin Cam engine.
Hand formed in Prince Edward County.

Percy home
AMW home

Little Italy in Montreal for the Italian car day 2017

Dodging cones at Sanair

Out on the Ontario back roads

Shannonville track day

Trenton Wings and Wheels 2018

Alfie at the 2018 Yorkville Exotic Car Show in Toronto
Christie Lites 

In 2017, Alfie meets
Henry the Cobra (the last customer car we built back in 1996)

Design Overview:

The Design for Alfie started as a space frame concept.
Torsional frame stiffness is an essential feature as it not only improves handling,
but also road manners and makes for a more solid feeling car.
To solve
the problem of triangulating the frame top bays,
this design uses a wide top triangle covering both the cockpit and engine bay.
A torsion test proved it to be a substantially stiff frame design.
The shape of the frame with the wide centre section defines the body shape.

The suspension design uses tubular wishbones which are light and easy to make.
One can easily control roll centre placement and behaviour,
camber curves, caster, and elimination of bumpsteer etc.
The inboard spring/dampers allow for better control over wheel rates and a clean layout.

The look is a mechanical fantasy that reflects a love of vintage GP cars,
open cockpit aircraft, land speed record cars, and some really cool minimalist hotrods.
The mid-engine 1930's Auto Union GP cars were certainly an inspiration.



The Nuvolari Specifications:
 hand formed aluminum
 tubular aluminum space frame
Suspension front / rear 
 fully independent with unequal length wishbones
 pushrod actuated inboard spring/damper units
 front mounted aluminum radiator
 rack and pinion
Track front / rear 
 59" / 59.5"
Overall width 
Overall height 
 46" (to top of roll over bars)
Overall length 
Ride height front / rear 
 6" / 7.5"
Tyre size front/rear
 6.00R16 28"OD /  7.00R16 29"OD
Curb weight 
 1450 lbs
Fuel capacity 
 40 litres (in bladder type fuel cell)
 2.0 litre Alfa Romeo aluminum Twin Cam
Dry sump oil capacity 
 8 litres
Coolant capacity 
 10 litres
 VW Type 1 built to AMW spec
Top speed 
 pardon officer?


  The Nuvolari is designed and built by:
Percy Adler of Adler Metal Works
 Prince Edward County, Ontario

his car building history