Thread has developed well
I agree get the 147GTA if it's a only a weekend toy - surely a appreciating modern classic?!
You are really going to have drive both to really know though, for every Brera lover on an Alfa forum there is of course going to be a GT lover too....and damn near everything said here is either subjective or personal to that owner's experience.
For me I've always known the Brera's proportions are not very good, but viewed as a 3d object first hand it works, just. Viewed from the fron it's mean but neat and tidy, walking around to the side, the front overhang is not an issue, the sides are gorgeous and the rear end curves to such an extent it simply isn't there and looks fantatstic...(best angle)..... until you get to square on profile and it kind of becomes a dumpy thing with a front and rear overhang that almost adds up to the wheelbase measurement - not good. As you move round to the rear the rear overhang is pronounced, but the shapes and detail distract enough until you get to square on from the rear and it looks mean, neat and tidy again.
I do admit to loving the attention it gets.
As for the GT, for me it only suffers a bland rear end, the rest is a beautiful coupe. Modified with the right suspension, alloys and bits and bobs it can look truly superb - you up for modifying?
The interior however lifted straight from the 147 is not attractive and lets things down for me..its not ugly, it's just a bit bland....and when you're out for a weekend drive, you'll be noticing the interior alot more..... I could get past that for something as special as a GTA, but for a regular GT I'd want something more. That said I have the Prodrive V6 with leather bits everwhere inside, I did note that the plastics used in the non Prodrive might not be the best..?