|Alfa Romeo GT|
|Assembly||Pomigliano d'Arco, Italy|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door coupé|
|Related||Alfa Romeo 156
Alfa Romeo 147
|Wheelbase||2,596 mm (102.2 in)|
|Length||4,489 mm (176.7 in)|
|Width||1,763 mm (69.4 in)|
|Height||1,362 mm (53.6 in)
1,355 mm (53.3 in) (V6)
|Kerb weight||1,395–1,485 kg (3,075–3,274 lb)|
|Predecessor||Alfa Romeo Sprint|
The Alfa Romeo GT (Type 937) is a coupe automobile that was produced by the Italian automaker Alfa Romeo between 2003 and 2010.
The GT was introduced in March 2003 Geneva Motor Show and it came for sale in Italian markets January 2004. It was built at the Pomigliano plant, alongside the 147 and 159. A total of 80,832 units were produced.
The GT was based on Alfa Romeo 156 platform (also used for the 147) with styling by Bertone. The bodywork is in a classic coupé style, but uses a hatchback 3-door style rather than the 2-door style of the earlier GTV and some rivals such as the BMW 3 Series Coupé. Combined with a full rear bench giving 5 seats (rather than a 2+2 layout) the GT was advertised as being a practical sports car. Most mechanicals were taken directly from the 156/147 using the same double wishbone front suspension and MacPherson rear setup. The interior is derived form the smaller hatchback 147 and shares many common parts. The GT shares the same dash layout and functions, the climate control system as well as having a similar electrical system. Some exterior parts are taken from 147 with same bonnet, wing mirrors and front wings (from 147 GTA). The engine range included both a 1.8 TS, and 2.0 JTS petrol engine, a 1.9 MultiJet turbodiesel, and a top-of-the-range 3.2 V6 petrol. Luggage capacity is 320 l and could be enlarged to 905 l.
The GT was positioned as a sports car in Alfa Romeo's range, along with the Brera (which was based on the newer mid-size Alfa 159 sedan/saloon car).
In 2006 Alfa introduced a 1.9 JTD Q2 version with limited slip differential, and also added a new trim level called Black Line.
In 2008 Alfa introduced the cloverleaf model as a limited edition complete with new trim levels, lowered suspension, body kit, 18 inch alloy wheels and was only available in the colours black, alfa red, or blue. with engines 1.8 L and 2.0 L petrol, as well as 1.9 L Multijet turbo diesel.
The GT has been acclaimed for its attractive styling and purposeful good looks. The design by Bertone follows a history of collaboration with Alfa Romeo.
In 2004, the Alfa GT was voted the world's most beautiful coupe in the annual 'World's Most Beautiful Automobile' (L'Automobile più Bella del Mondo ) awards.
- 1.8 L Twin Spark petrol engine was identical to that in the 156
- 1.9 L JTD turbodiesel
- 2.0 L petrol with direct injection, an improvement over on the older 2.0 L petrol engine found in the Alfa 156 on which the GT is based, with an increase of 15 PS (11.0 kW; 14.8 bhp)
- 3.2 L V6 producing 240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp)
Brakes and suspension
Standard were 284 mm (11.2 in) ventilated front discs with 276 mm (10.9 in) at the rear. The 3.2 V6 has 330 mm (13.0 in) ventilated discs at front. The GT included anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution and hydraulic brake assistance.
Other features included VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) or Alfa's version of ESP (Electronic Stability Program), ASR (Anti Slip Regulation) or traction control, EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution), ABS, brake assist and later the Q2 System. The Q2 system is Alfa's limited-slip differential technology, for improved cornering, reducing wheel spin, and torque steer to help mitigate understeer common to front-wheel drive cars.
Standard features included power steering, trip computer, air conditioning, reverse assist, dual climate control, airbags (including 'curtain' airbags) with internal passenger sensors to decide remotely which airbags to deploy, side-mirror defrosters, and cruise control, plus options like seat warmers, leather interior, ten CD changer, satellite radio controls and windscreen sensors for automatic wiper activation.
|Model||Engine||Volume||Power||Torque||Top speed||0–100 km/h,s
|1.8 TS||I4||1747 cc||103 kW (140 PS) @ 6500 rpm||163 N·m (120 lb·ft) @ 3900 rpm||200 km/h (120 mph)||10.6|
|2.0 JTS||I4||1970 cc||121 kW (165 PS) @ 6400 rpm||206 N·m (152 lb·ft) @ 3250 rpm||216 km/h (134 mph)||8.7|
|3.2 V6||V6||3179 cc||177 kW (240 PS) @ 6200 rpm||289 N·m (213 lb·ft) @ 4800 rpm||243 km/h (151 mph)||6.7|
|1.9 JTDm||I4||1910 cc||110 kW (150 PS) @4000 rpm||305 N·m (225 lb·ft) @ 2000 rpm||209 km/h (130 mph)||9.2|
|1.9 JTDm||I4||1910 cc||125 kW (170 PS) @3750 rpm||330 N·m (240 lb·ft) @ 2000 rpm||216 km/h (134 mph)||8.2|
|Model||Fuel cons. urban
(mpg–imp (l/100 km))
|Fuel cons. extra-urban
(mpg–imp (l/100 km))
|Fuel cons. combined
(mpg–imp (l/100 km))
|1.8 TS||23.0 (12.1)||44.0 (6.4)||35.0 (8.5)|
|2.0 JTS||23.2 (12.2)||42.2 (6.7)||32.5 (8.7)|
|3.2 V6||15.2 (18.6)||32.5 (8.7)||22.8 (12.4)|
|1.9 JTDm||33.2 (8.2)||57.6 (4.8)||45.6 (6.1)|
|1.9 JTDm (170 PS)||32.5 (8.7)||58.9 (4.8)||45.6 (6.2)|
Special versions for foreign markets
Approaching the end of its life, the GT was proposed in special versions intended for sale on some markets. In some cases, differences from the national versions were quite impressive.
The Special Edition (British market)
The Special Edition 1.9 JTDm was produced for the British market, where it had to be preordered by the customer ("run out"). Its unofficial name was "quadrifoglio verde" (cloverleaf). It had leather interiors, Q2,.
The Run Out Edition (Sport) (Dutch market)
The Run Out Edition 2.0 JTS gasoline (black only) was assembled in a run of 12 cars for the Dutch dealers only. For what concerns the mechanical part, it mounted a revised 2000 JTS powered 165 CV, while the car is lowered. This version had some specifications improved in respect to the top line; the audio system Bose was connected to a multimedia USB, integrated to the bluetooth blue&me. It has 18 inches alloy wheels, painted brake calipers, black instruments white lighted, black leather steering wheel, alloy pedals. Furthermore, the car is fitted with specific sized grey leather seats and interiors.
The Centenario (Australian, South African and French markets)
The "100th anniversary limited edition" version is intended for the Australian and South African markets;, and coloured Rosso Alfa, Atlantic Blue, Black e Ice White. The “100th Anniversary Limited Edition” was produced in 130 pieces: 100 for the Australian market and 30 for the South African one. Following the overhauling in fashion in that market, that GTs are equipped with the 3.2 V6 with a manual 6 speed clutch. A centenario version is made for the French market. It had a rear view camera, Blue&Me, 1.9 JTDm 16V 150 CV engine.
The Quadrifoglio Oro (Japanese market)
The Quadrifoglio Oro was made in 60 pieces with specifications similar to the Dutch Run Out: 2000 JTS powered to almost 170 CV, sequential clutch, red instruments, alloy wheels, red paint. This version ends the assembling of the last bodies of the GT.
GT Cabriolet Concept
A softtop GT Cabrio Concept was made by Bertone in 2003, it came in public April 6, 2011. The car was four-seat open version of the GT coupé, which Bertone hoped to get built in their own plant. The next generation Alfa open top car was instead built by Pininfarina using the Brera coupé as a base.