Alfa Romeo GT

January 5th, 2015 · Comments Closed · Alfa Romeo

The Alfa Romeo GT (type 937) is a sports car produced by Italian automaker Alfa Romeo between 2003 and 2010,  total of 80,832 units were produced. The Alfa Romeo GT was introduced March 2003 Geneva Motor Show and went on sale in Italian markets January 2004. It was built at the plant in Pomigliano, southern Italy, along with Alfa Romeo 147 and Alfa Romeo 159.

The Alfa Romeo GT was positioned as a sports car in the range of Alfa Romeo, and sat beside the Brera. Both cars can be seen as successors of the GTV 916-series. Maintaining two midsize sport coupes in production at the same time is unusual and the two cars could be interpreted as being in competition with each other. If Alfa Romeo is seen as the sports arm of the largest Fiat group however, the move makes more sense: not sporty Fiat badged cars currently in production, market arguably had ample room for these two cars, each adapted to a different niche. Historically strategy development Alfa sports car of its offer sedans / conventional saloon has found much support among traditional Alfisti, and ensured the good sales.

In 2006 Alfa introduced a version 1.9 JTD Q2 limited slip differential, and also added trim level called Black Line. In 2008 Alfa introduced the Alfala Romeo Cloverleaf model as a complete limited edition with new trim levels, lowered suspension, alloy wheels of 18 inches and is only available in black, red or blue. with engines 1.8 L, 2.0 L petrol and 1.9 L Multijet turbo diesel. These are indeed models become outdated and, as such, are very well specified.

A few years before the end of production, other than a diversified editions for the Italian market, Alfa Romeo decided to issue some particular versions of GT for foreign markets. The Special Edition 1.9 JTDM 16 and then was mounted for UK market, following specific orders of British distributors. The edition 2.0 JTS Run Out (black only), was built in a dozen pieces, with a modified engine and specific parts gathered only for Dutch traders. For the Australian market and the French market the GT was proposed in its Centenary form powered by 1.9 JTDM diesel engine.

Alfa Romeo GT Eengine

The 240 hp (177 kW; 237 hp) 3.2-liter V6 offers good overall performance, but is prone to torque steer while the 1.9-liter JTD turbo-diesel has proved a popular option compared to the gasoline engine 2.0 liters. The gasoline engine 3.2-liter V6 is positioned as the ‘sports’ option, with its powerful and distinctive sound of escaping Alfa Romeo, unique to the Alfa V6 engine family. The Alfa Romeo GT gasoline engine 1.8 Twin Spark was lifted directly from Alfa Romeo 156, is a proven giving respectable power levels while still remaining economic unit. The 2.0-liter gasoline direct injection and has improved the gasoline engine 2.0-liter oldest found in the Alfa Romeo 156 in the Alfa Romeo GT is based, an increase of 15 hp (11.0 kW; 14.8 CV) and the better fuel consumption.

The unit 1.9 L direct injection diesel remains the most popular choice, with high power output at low rpm gives more of a sense of power to “normal” highway speeds compared to the 2.0-liter petrol revolutions requiring more to produce high peak output power and is best suited to be driven hard. Its combined with the significant increase in fuel consumption make diesel a popular choice. The economy of diesel combined with power and 6 speed gearbox make it a true GT car with a range of about 600 miles (970 km) per tank at highway speeds.

Alfa Romeo GT Brakes and Suspension

For stopping power, there are 284 mm (11.2 inches) vented front and 276 mm (10.9 inches) at the rear discs. The most powerful version 3.2 V6 is 330 mm (13.0 inches) in front ventilated discs. The GT is equipped as standard with antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and hydraulic brake assist. Despite being a two-door or coupe, the Alfa Romeo GT has no seating configuration 2 + 2, but is five places .. This is due to heredity 156, sharing the chassis. Input to the back of a GT is through folding front seats. The GT is actually a door with a hatchback 3 which allows access to a large rear trunk.

The latest technology is incorporated as VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control), which is the alpha version of ESP, ASR (Anti Slip Regulation) and Traction Control, EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution), ABS, Brake Assist later emergency and Q2 System. Q2 is the system developed and highly efficient limited Alfa, to improve cornering (especially wet) and transferring power to the wheels slip differential technology. This reduces wheel spin, eliminates torque steer and under-steer common front-drive cars.

Details like the camber which are fixed in a negative specification to enhance the capabilities of the curves, as in a vehicle door, were included. Hardened and suspensions modified compared to 156 and marginally sacrificing ride comfort for a performance on the road. Extreme body-hugging, adjustable leather seats minimal lateral movement during hard cornering. All this made the GT appealing to performance-oriented client.

However, Alfa Romeo luxury with its concept of integrated ensure “caged panther” the car was well equipped, with standard features like power steering, air conditioning, trip computer, reverse assist, dual climate control, airbags with internal sensors passengers to decide which remotely deploy airbags, side mirrors eliminators frost and cruise control, as well as options such as seat heaters, leather interior, CD changer ten, controls the satellite radio and windshield sensors for automatic wiper activation. Combined effect of these specifications created a highly developed, sensitive and easy vehicle to drive at high speeds and in difficult conditions, making it safer and more comfortable to drive every day at conventional speeds.

Alfa Romeo GT Cabriolet Concept

A canvas roof Alfa Romeo GT Convertible Concept was made by Bertone in 2003, became public on April 6, 2011. The car was open four-seater coupe version of the GT, Bertone hoping to get built in its own plant. The next Alfa Romeo GT generation convertible place was built by Pininfarina with the Alfa Romeo Brera coupe basis.

Alfa Romeo GT 3.2 V6

Alfa Romeo GT 3.2 V6