hp @ 6,200 rpm
The Alfa Romeo 156 GTA was the definite version of the 156 saloon.
The 156 was already a great looking car, and the aerodynamic
and trim upgrades Alfa slapped on the GTA only made things better.
Power for the 156 GTA came from a 3.2 litre V6 which could muster
247 horsepower @ 6200 rpm, and 221 lb-ft of torque @ 4800 rpm.
All the power was delivered through the front wheels, which
to be honest struggle to cope with the job during maximum acceleration.
The optional fitment of Alfa Romeo's Q2 differential helps improve
traction. And despite the minor FWD troubles the GTA can haul
itself to 60 mph in a shade over 6 seconds and continue on to
a 144 mph top speed.
Other changes to the 156 GTA over the standard model include
larger Brembo brakes, a quicker steering rack, and lower and
The name GTA stood for 'Gran Turismo Alleggerita', this translates
into English as 'Lightened Grand Tourer'. This was a little
deceiving as thanks to the larger engine the GTA was actually
slightly heavier than the standard 156.