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Alfa Romeo GT is reborn as Giulia Quadrifoglio 500 horsepower

The Alfa Romeo GT coupe is a basic by all definitions. The first mannequin debuted in 1963, with the GT and GTV traces lasting till 1965, adopted by the Veloce and Junior variants earlier than the mannequin was discontinued totally in 1977. But one company desires to relive that basic Alfa magic with a contemporary restomod of the Alfa GT that they name the Emilia GT Veloce.

German specialists Emilia Auto had the thought to shove a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 engine from the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrofoglio into the basic GT coupe. The result’s a hearty 500 horsepower (372 kilowatts) and 443 pound-feet (60o newton-meters), paired to a contemporary eight-speed automated transmission and all-wheel drive.

Beyond the apparent engine improve, Emilia Auto additionally fitted the GT Veloce with a contemporary KW coilover package that includes a absolutely impartial suspension, with a double-wishbone entrance and a multilink rear setup. There’s additionally energy adaptive steering, an digital limited-slip differential, and borrowed from the trendy Giulia, Brembo brakes and traction management.

Visually, the GT Veloce maintains numerous its basic cues; the enduring V-shaped grille and rounded headlight design are the obvious holdovers. But with a view to match parts just like the V6 and the upgraded suspension, the Emilia Auto workforce tweaked the hoodlilne – giving it a extra pronounced form – reworked most of the physique panels, and added LEDs to the headlight and taillight fixtures. Even the customized 19-inch wheels draw their inspiration from the Alfa GT’s authentic rims.

The inside follows an identical theme – the minimalist strategy implies that most of the authentic automobile’s beloved cues stay. Beyond the Recaro sport seats, the trendy gauges, and the brand new air-con vents, the GT Veloce nonetheless makes use of a big wood-rimmed steering wheel. And although it’s automatic-only, the old-school shift knob stays inside the heart console.

“We have noticed that many potential customers – even though they are still fascinated by classic vehicles – are less tolerant these days when it comes to dealing with their weaknesses,” mentioned Dr. Ralf-Hendrik Steinkuehler, founding father of Emilia Auto. “Many beautiful cars, therefore, disappear in collections and are hardly ever driven anymore… that was the starting point for our
Restomod project.”

For now, the Emilia GT Veloce is merely a rendering. But the company is taking orders for a restricted run of simply 22 autos globally, with the primary automobile deliberate to debut within the second half of 2022. The price for this contemporary basic is a cool $473,000 at present conversion charges (€400,000).

 

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