Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Sydney Australia
Autodelta 147 GTA - 245kW and 280kmh!
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London-based design and tuning house Autodelta is to unveil its latest and most powerful creation, the 328bhp Autodelta Alfa Romeo 147 GTA 3.7 V6, at the MPH03 Motor Show (11-14 December, Earl’s Court, London).
Based on the quickest hot-hatch developed by Alfa Romeo to date, the Autodelta Alfa 147 GTA is the result of extensive mechanical modifications to the current standard model, in order to enhance the latter’s sporty character.
Autodelta’s Alfa 147 GTA is powered by a bored-out version of the existing 3.2 V6 unit, with engine capacity now up to 3750cc, delivering 328bhp at 7300rpm and capable of reaching 175mph. New steel billet camshafts, a Ferrari-derived larger throttle and suitable re-mapping of the engine all quicken driving response and help achieve performance levels not found in any other current sports hatchback.
A bespoke stainless exhaust system, with new manifolds at the front and quadruple tailpipes at the back give the new engine a wide breathing range: 260lb ft of torque at 4700rpm are at the driver’s disposal, and the rev redline stops just short of 8000rpm.
A limited slip differential (with 30% progressive lock) has been added to the package – the standard Alfa Romeo 147 GTA does without it – to help transform the extra power into tarmac-gripping performance via a new, stronger clutch, and custom-built 7.5 x 18” light alloy wheels wearing 225/40 tyres.
Autodelta has also upgraded the suspension set-up, with uprated bushes, height-adjustable dampers with new coil springs and revised geometry settings for maximum body control.
Stronger, heat-treated brake discs with special compound pads have been added to cope with the extra power.
Autodelta’s own styling and manufacturing arm Creativestudio, has given Autodelta Alfa Romeo 147 GTA a new, distinctive and even sportier look by adding a specially designed lightweight bonnet complete with air vents. The rear bumper, now housing a quad tailpipe exhaust, has undergone more substantial changes. The overall impression is one of strength and overtly sportiness, to reflect the nature of the car’s enhanced performance and power, whilst every effort has been made to respect and maintain the Alfa Romeo image and character intact.
Autodelta 147 GTA is strictly customer-built, and each vehicle will have its own plaque carrying the serial number<hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
02' Alfa 147 - Selespeed - Black / Tan - Sunroof - 17" Supersports