2.0 litre 4 cyl, 2.0, 3.0, 3.2 V6
mph (3.2 V6)
hp (3.2 V6)
The Pininfarina styled Alfa Romeo GTV and Spider were produced
between 1995 and 2006. During its lifetime there were two updates,
one in 1998, the other in 2003.
The Alfa Romeo GTV/Spider is a stylish little 2+2, although
the rear seats are only suitable for children or miniscule adults.
The FWD platform (which is based on that used in the Fiat Coupe)
may put off some hardcore sports car fans. But it offers decent
handling in a compact package.
The styling of the GTV and Spider is unique and attractive,
the minor update of 2003 gave the car a more contemporary Alfa-Romeo
grille and revised front bumper.
The Alfa Romeo GTV has a wedge shaped profile which is in keeping
with traditional Alfa Sports design. The back is "cut-off",
creating a sharp, aggressive look. The interior ergonomics have
been critisized by some tall drivers complaining that the windscreen
is too low. The Spider shares all of these traits with the GTV
except for the cut-off back. On the Spider the rear is rounded.
The Spider featured a folding soft-top with five hoop frame,
which completely disappears from sight under a flush fitting
cover. An electric folding mechanism is fitted on some versions.
As would be expected the GTV has a much more rigid chassis,
although considerable work was done to ensure that the Spider
does not suffer from the traditional convertible chassis problems.
Related external links:
Romeo GTV and Spider Forum