Saturday, November 17, 2012

Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV 6-1980


ALFA ROMEO GTV6 ALFETTA ....



In 1967, the famous Italian manufacturer " Alfa Romeo "decided to launch design studies of a new coupe that will replace the mid-1970s, the Giulia GT. With ten years in advance, the specification called for a body that can comfortably accommodate four passengers instead of the traditional 2 +2, with sufficient volume to safe travel. These constraints largely dictated by the marketing department of the company were mainly aimed at countering competition from compact sports sedan that offered similar services and good level of comfort. By taking mechanical drawing of the "Giulia GT" in 1968, Alfa Romeo gave the development of the new model Alfetta GTV to the new company Italdesign of Giorgetto Giugiaro, taking into account the fact that it was he who had been heavily involved in the creation of the "Giulia GT", while working at the famous Italian coach-builder Bertone ....



Presented at the Turin Motor Show in November 1980, the coupe Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6 (contraction and GTV V6) brings with him a thorough overhaul of the range Alfetta GT & GTV. Version 1.6 introduced in 1976 and disappears from the catalog only new versions called GTV 2.0 GTV6 and 2.5 remain. Designated rival the BMW 323i, Porsche 924 and 944, Talbot Matra Murena, Alpine A310 V6, Saab 900 Turbo Coupe 3 or the Datsun 280 ZX, and Mazda RX7, unusual Alfetta GTV6 arrives in a very dynamic category still in the early 80 years since the wave "GTI" initiated by the Golf is still in its infancy, and to make a place, the GTV6 relies primarily on his heart that sings throughout Italy. Aesthetically the overall design is not really different from the first version 2 liters. The GTV6 2.5 is reported, however, by its domed hood (the V6 is higher than the 4 cylinders 2 liters) making it even more aggressive alloy wheels and wider and lighter Campanology of magnesium. With a large aerodynamic work studied in the wind tunnel, the spring Cx 0.39 and now the stunning Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6 seemed ready to devour asphalt ....



As the sedan of the same name (appeared, she, 1972), the new and superb cut Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6 receives a front torsion bar, a train engine De Dion, a transaxle grouped together at the rear (thus ensuring a better weight distribution) and 4 assisted disc brakes. Alfetta GTV coupe is also offers a modern dress follows fashion "wedge" of the time introduced by Giorgetto Giugiaro. With its large windows, the steeply raked windshield, its taut lines and its truncated stern, it lacks neither aggressive nor character and finally it is rather well received by fans Alfisti. But it is mainly from November 1980 that cut very nice Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6 really takes off in receiving the new V6 unveiled as original equipment on the Alfa 6 sedan and from de1980, supply limit also the only versions GTV 2 liter and 2.5 liter V6, the first substantially less expensive, therefore becoming the "model call" range. Very similar in appearance (GTV 6, however enjoying a boss suggestive cover, wheels and special tires), and both versions will coexist in the catalog until 1985, finally the beautiful Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6 continue his career a year more ....




The interior of the unusual Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6 was more refined. In fact, inside, the atmosphere is a clever compromise between sportiness and comfort. The arrangement of dials returned to something more classic than the first Alfetta. The tachometer has joined the speedometer behind the wheel and in the center there is the fuel gauge, pressure gauge oil pressure and water temperature thermometer. The brightness of the dashboard is adjustable to strengthen its positioning high-end sports, Alfa GTV6 offers essential equipment such as air conditioning, radio or leather upholstery (instead of velvet) and sunroof . Elegant, the wheel has a three-pointed wooden rim and is adjustable in height, like the seat. New bucket seats with more enveloping head support style "net" or roasting of door thicker and new finishing details are emerging as speaker grilles, a new gear knob and power windows in series with the switch on the dashboard. In the end the amazing and beautiful cut Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6 is a clever compromise between sportiness, luxury and comfort very significant at the time ....




Alfa Romeo has long been known to "sing" the engines in the towers. Above all else, the coupe Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6 is defined by its "music" and especially GTV version 6, the mechanical symphony is easy to forget the minor defects of the species. The first is the Alfa GTV6 series to be equipped with a fuel injection engine. This engine is a V6 2.5-liter engine that develops 160 hp at 5600 r / min and torque of 213 Nm at 4 000 r / min. The undeniable brilliance of this engine adds flexibility with its very linear torque curve between 2000 and 5000 rpm. The V6 is a remarkable job approval and will unanimously, both from the automotive press and customers of the brand warmly welcome this Alfetta since become a model rather sought Vintage Classic ... .





Specifications:
  • Engine: V6
  • Capacity: 2.5 Litres
  • Power: 160 hp at 5600 rev / min
  • Torque: 213 Nm at 4 000 r / min
  • Speed: 210 km / h

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