Petrolicious' 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 - One Take
For the first time this model was shown in 1994 in Paris. The GTV model is a modern Gran Turismo sports coupe with a 2 + 2 layout. The exterior design of the car is made in the traditionally dynamic style: the company triangular shield with chrome edging; body-colored bumpers and side spoilers; wedge-shaped body with smooth, deep lines; large doorway; semi-elliptic headlights; a slight rise in the area of the rear wheel, turning into a slightly raised rear part of the body; High-lift rear window with built-in brake light. GTV is equipped with a spare wheel of the usual size, which can be replaced with a recomplekt for wheel repair and an electric compressor, which allows increasing the volume of the trunk by 45 liters.
The interior of the car Alfa Romeo GTV is equipped with a fairly rigid seats, made in a sporty style, with side supports and standard adjustments. The front seats are separated by an armrest with a small luggage compartment. The lower part of the door panels is equipped with reinforced pockets.
Standard equipment includes: leather trim, electric windows (automatic from the driver’s side), electric and heated exterior mirrors, central locking, a control system for checking doors and trunk locks, a smoker’s package. In addition, the special equipment includes the Momo leather trim in red or blue.
Safety is determined by the bodywork itself: under the hood lining there is an internal frame that provides the necessary rigidity and strength. The body of the GTV is a one-piece structure that includes the hood, grille and part of the wings. The design is made of composite material CMS, the components of which are polystyrene resin and carbon fiber. The frame and lining are connected to each other with epoxy.
Cars are serially equipped with seat belts with pre-tensioners and driver's airbag, electronic speed limiters.
Alfa Romeo GTV cars are equipped with disc brakes with servo amplifier and four-channel ABS from Bosch. These are front-wheel-drive models with transverse gasoline and diesel engines (2 spark plugs on twin-spark cylinders) and only with manual transmissions. From the beginning of production, the car was equipped with 2 engines - 2.0 TS 16v (150 hp) and 3.0V6 24v (220 hp).
In 1996, a 3-liter V6 unit appeared, the power of which at the GTV coupe was brought to 220 hp. Gran Turismo Veloce (GTV), equipped with this engine, starts from zero to 100 km / h in 6.7 seconds, and the maximum speed is 240 km / h. In addition, GTV offer another V-shaped "six" with a volume of only 2 liters. The power of the gasoline engine through turbocharging increased to 200 hp
Since May 1998, a new 1.8 TS 16v engine has been installed on GTV, with variable valve timing. At the same time, a modified version of the engine 2.0 TS 16v, equipped with a variable valve timing system, which increased engine power to 155 hp, was released. In the autumn of 1998 there were changes in the design of the car.
Modernization in 2001 affected mainly power units, the number of which was reduced to 2. The basic versions are now equipped with a 2.0-liter “fours” with 150 hp, and more high-speed ones with 3.0-liter motors with 220 hp.
In 2002, the emergence of more powerful engines such as JTS 165 hp and the new 3.2-liter "six" in 250 hp The new GTV custom equipment includes the Blaupunkt satellite radio navigation system with a carrier of cartographic database on CDs. A high-end audio system is offered with a CD changer for 10 discs. Standard equipment includes two front airbags, as well as natural leather upholstery with the use of chrome-plated metal in the interior.
In 2003, the Alfa Romeo GTV coupe received a small portion of updates. Alterations, mainly touched the exterior of the car, as well as trim. The updated coupe is easily recognizable by the new design of the front end. There appeared a new, larger grille with characteristic horizontal stripes inside, the idea of which was borrowed from the new Alfa Romeo 147. The front bumper also changed, which received a different shape with the original air intake holes. In general, the car looks more aggressive and sporty than its predecessor models.
The cabin also has some minor changes. The front seats got a slightly different shape and became more comfortable, and the front panel now has a slightly different design and is decorated with modern materials.
In 2004, a new generation of sports coupe is expected.