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Alfa Romeo 147 GTA

Alfa Romeo 147 GTA

Alfa Romeo 147 GTA

Year (of specifications) 2003 - 2006
Engine(s) 3.2 litre V6
Transmission 6 speed manual FWD
Max speed 153 mph
0-60 6.2 seconds
Horsepower 247 hp @ 6,200 rpm
weight 1360 kgs / 2998 lbs

The Alfa Romeo 147 GTA was an extremely high performance version of Alfa's little 147 hatchback. The 147 GTA was a car which punched well above its weight. The performance numbers were truly exceptional for its class, and coupled to that the engine note is characterful and eager.

Powering the Alfa Romeo 147 GTA was a 3.2 litre V6 which produced 247 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm, and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque. This allowed the car to hit a 153 mph top speed, while the 0-60 mph sprint was dealt with in just over 6 seconds. The power was sent to the front wheels using a 6 speed manual transmission.

Exterior differences between the 147 GTA and the standard car includes wider bodywork - 15 mm wider to be exact - in order to cover the larger 17 inch diameter wheels. The GTA also got redesigned and more sporty bumpers both front and rear, and deeper sideskirts.

As you'd expect, the 147 GTA's chassis was revised to cope with the extra power and performance. It wasn't just a case of dropping in new stiffer springs either. Instead the whole suspension setup was developed specifically for the GTA. It featured a reinforced lower beam, lower ride height, new shock absorber and spring settings, a special wheel strut that is fastened to the steering link in a different position - and a larger diameter anti-roll bar. The rear suspension received similar treatment.

Similar and related vehicles:
 Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA
 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Cloverleaf
Alfa Romeo 145 Cloverleaf (1995-2001)

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