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Alfa Romeo GTV and Spider

The Alfa Romeo GTV (Gran Veloce) (English: Fast Tourer) and Alfa Romeo were two sports cars by the Italian manufacturer Alfa from 1995 to 2006. It is known by Alfa Romeo’s designation 916. The GTV is a 2+2 coupé. and the is a two-seater roadster version of the

Around 39,000 Spider and GTVs were built 1993 to 2004.

The GTV’s placed it as the successor to the long-discontinued GTV coupé, whereas the Spider was the replacement for the then 30 year-old Spider. The GTV was available until the of the Brera in 2005, while the lasted another year the launch of its Brera-based successor in

Design [ edit ]

Spider end

Both cars were by Enrico Fumia [ 4 ] at Pininfarina. [ 5 ] The GTV was to re-establish the sporty coupe of Alfa Romeo for the 1990s. The dates back to initial of September 1987 and first models to complete 1:1 scale in July 1988. [ 6 ] After Ghidella (Fiat CEO) the design, Alfa Romeo Stile under Walter de was responsible for the completion of the detail and also for the design of the interiors, as proposal was not accepted. [ 3 ] The Spider and GTV based on the then-current Fiat platform, called Tipo Due (or 2), [

5 ] in this case a heavily version with an all new multilink suspension. The front suspension and was based on the 1992 Alfa 155 saloon.

Chief engineer at that was Bruno Cena. Drag was 0.33 for the GTV and 0.38 for the Spider.

It is a Italian design, with the Romeo grille with round headlights, recalling the -based Pininfarina Quartz. design by Enrico Fumia 1981. It is low-slung, wedge-shaped a low nose and high kicked up The back of the car is cut-off with a tail giving improved

The Spider shares these with the GTV except that the is rounded. The Spider featured a soft-top with five frame, which completely from sight under a fitting cover. An electric mechanism was fitted as an option.

included a one-piece rear strip across the rear of the the minor instruments in the centre angled towards the driver. At its many journalists commented Alfa had improved overall quality considerably and that it very close to equalling its rivals.

Awards [ edit ]

1995, Magazine: 1995 Car of the Year.

Car Magazine: Best Designed

1995, Car Magazine: Best Detail in production.

1995: The most Beautiful Automobile

Engineer of the Year for chief Romeo engineer, Bruno

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