Alfa 147 GTA In The UK

Alfa Romeo 147 GTA

Alfa Romeo 147

Alfa Romeo’s stylish new 147 GTA has been produced with the aim of offering an entirely usable, everyday car that can nevertheless provide its driver with race-track performance and sensations in appropriate circumstances. Those who love driving will find that the new Alfa 147 GTA is an outstanding performer that consistently rewards its driver, regardless of the type of route undertaken.

GTA identifies a range of Alfa Romeo vehicles that constitutes the quintessence of this famous marque’s sporting values. GTA models are embued with a spirit that evokes a great motorsport tradition, coupled with sophisticated, up-to-date engine and mechanical specifications.

At the heart of the 147 GTA is the same all-aluminium 40HC 250 bhp 3.2 litre V6 24v unit that powers the 156 GTA. Suspension is similar but geometry and settings have been altered and honed for the newcomer. And VDC – a sophisticated vehicle dynamic control system – has been added as standard equipment.

The resulting vehicle is the most powerful and fastest representative in its class, capable of thrilling performance, including a 153mph top speed; 0-62mph acceleration in 6.3 seconds, and just 26.1 seconds required to cover a kilometre from a standing start.

On the outside, the Alfa 147 GTA also reveals new features that reflect the changes to its chassis and mechanicals, and ensure instant recognition without ostentation.

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Published 30 October 2002 Melanie Carter
 

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