Alfa Romeo GT (2004–2010)
Alfa GT launched
Good looking and surprisingly roomy Bertone styled coupe on updated 156 floorpan. Full five seater with plenty of luggage space too. 4,489mm (14' 9") long x 1,763mm (5' 9") wide.
Four engines and three versions. Engine choice is 150 bhp 1.9 litre MultiJet 16v turbodiesel; 165 bhp 2.0 JTS direct injection petrol, and 240 bhp 3.2 litre 2.0 petrol. Prices: Alfa GT 1.9 JTD 16v M-JET £20,995; Alfa GT 2.0 JTS £21,495; Alfa GT 2.0 JTS SS £23,545; Alfa GT 3.2 V6 24v £26,695.
Alfa GT BlackLine launched
Has unique 18-inch alloy wheels, metallic black paint and interior sports styling. 2.0 JTS £19,980. 1.9 JTDM £20,980. Features include satin effect wing mirrors, chrome exhaust, black leather sports seats and steering wheel with red stitching, aluminium sports pedals, an aluminium gearknob with red stitching on the gaiter, and a Bose sound system.
150bhp JTDM engine in the Alfa GT can be specified with a new limited slip diff. This offers a more sensitive set-up that maintains traction, roadholding and stability during hard acceleration in low grip conditions, and notably when exiting corners. It splits torque between the two front wheels constantly and dynamically in response to changing driving conditions and road surfaces; ensuring that effective grip is maintained at all times.
Q2 models also feature a satin finish on the ‘whiskers’, grille and mirror housings plus special 18-inch alloys – a rear spoiler, chromed exhaust, lowered suspension and a Q2 boot badge. Inside, red dials and white lighting, plus leather upholstery and red stitching on the steering wheel, gear lever and handbrake gaiter. Other neat touches include grey anthracite trims on the steering wheel spokes and console, and special Q2 kick plates and aluminium pedals. Also steering wheel mounted controls for the Bose stereo, cruise control and the VDC system.
Cloverleaf on sale. 1.9 JTDM 16V Cloverleaf Q2 170bhp, features Q2 limited slip differential, along with a sport button that varies the mapping of the throttle to give a normal or sporty accelerator response. All Alfa GT Cloverleaf models come with exclusive 18-inch double spoke alloy wheels, red brake callipers, satin-effect front grille and door mirrors.
Three versions sport a subtle Cloverleaf badge on the boot lid, while the 170 features the Cloverleaf inside a white triangle above the front wheel arch. Three individual exterior colours – Carbonio black, Alfa Red and Atlantico blue. Inside has leather sports seats, aluminium sports pedals and sports dials with a red background, Bose RDS radio with CD and MP3 reader sound system. 170bhp 1.9 JTDM does 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds, top speed 134mph; 150bhp 1.9 JTDM does 0-62mph in 9.3 seconds top speed of 130mph. 2.0JTS does 0-62mph in 8.4 seconds, top speed of 134mph, while the 1.8 petrol has a top speed of 124mph and does 0-62mph in 10.3 seconds.
ALFA GT CLOVERLEAF 1.8TS £18,980
ALFA GT CLOVERLEAF 2.0 JTS £19,980
ALFA GT CLOVERLEAF 1.9 JTDM 16V 150bhp £20,980
ALFA GT CLOVERLEAF 1.9 JTDM 16V Q2 170bhp £21,980