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Old 08-16-2018, 08:03 AM   #1
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Rejoice! The new Alfa Romeo GTV is nigh

A new Alfa Romeo GTV will arrive in 2021, the company has confirmed, and we've got more details on the new two-door coupe that revives a much-loved Italian nameplate.

The new GTV will be based on the 'Giorgio' platform already used to good effect on the Giulia saloon and Stelvio crossover, dressed here in a desirable two-door bodyshell depicted in our artist's impressions by Andrei Avarvarii.

It's the cover story of the August 2018 issue of CAR magazine and you can have a preview of the issue here. Lots of goodness for Alfisti within!

When can I buy the new Alfa Romeo GTV?

Expect to see the new coupe - essentially a two-door Giulia sports car - in showrooms by 2021, according to our sources. It will launch first as a coupe, with a spider convertible due some 18 months later.

The GTV will fit under the bespoke, carbonfibre-bodied Alfa Romeo 8C, revealed in the same issue of CAR magazine. Where the 8C is a limited-edition, super sports car, the GTV will roll off the regular production line.

As our renderings suggest, it will be a front-engined four-seater, with just enough space in the rear to make sure it's not labelled a 2+2. Think Italian rival to the BMW 4-series, Audi A5 and Mercedes C-class Coupe.

New GTV engines, specs

It will surprise nobody to learn that the new Alfa Romeo GTV will use powertrains already seen elsewhere in the FCA range. The 2.9-litre V6 already used to devastating effect in the Giulia Quadrifoglio will make another appearance, although here it is hybridised in the range-topping halo model.

CAR magazine's sources suggest the V6's output will be some 460bhp in the GTV, matched to an electric motor sandwiched between the V6 and transmission to deliver a total system output of 530bhp - and brief bursts up to 600bhp+. Conversely, an electric range of just 30 miles will be available when running in silent EV mode.

Alfa Romeo GTV confirmed in FCA presentation in summer 2018

This reflects the official confirmation in summer 2018 by then-CEO Sergio Marchionne in a major product announcement, in which he revealed the GTV would return as a range-topper with a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive.


Note also the confirmation that it will come with 50:50 weight distribution. The new 2021 Alfa GTV should be a much better steer than the pretty but ponderous last GTV, which was front-wheel drive.

Lower-powered, cheaper GTV models will be available too; last time round there was a choice of V6 or Twin Spark four-cylinder engines. Expect lower-rung GTVs to come with rear-wheel drive, rather than AWD.
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This is going to be a pretty car.
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I'd prefer the manual and the regular QF motor. Why must 'muricans be so lame - if people would buy it they would've brought it. What choices do we have for 2+2 or 4-dr less than 4K lbs, trap >120 and nice inside? 911 TT (not really 2+2), M3 Comp, anything else? Maybe the forthcoming Vantage?
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Good question. Do the LFA or NSX have mock rear seats?

German cars will all be more >4K lbs... American cars will all have bad interiors... Ferrari FF (or whatever it's called now?) or Panamera Turbo? They're probably over 4K lbs... All the 'Super SUVs' are over 4K lbs, and they probably wouldn't trap >120... Yeah, maybe the new Aston DBS. That might be it.
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