This car was the 1972 FIA World Championship Team Car - Prototype - and the Autodelta team car for the season. It was powered by a 3.0 liter, eight-cylinder engine. This car was driven by Vic Elford, Nino Vaccarella, Andrea DeAdamich, Toine Hezemans and Nanni Galli.
Autodelta was the name of the Alfa Romeo's competition department. Established in 1961 as Auto-Delta, the company was started by Carlo Chiti, a former Alfa Romeo and Ferrari engineer, and Ludovico Chizzola, an official Alfa Romeo dealer. The team was officially made a department of Alfa Romeo on March 5th of 1963. In 1964 it officially became Autodelta SpA.