On Alfa number 15
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Re: 2.0 TS engine swaps.
I am sure the 16 Valve Turbo Fiat engine would fit. The basic chassis of the GTV is the same as the Fiat coupe, except for the part that holds the rear suspension.
Your best bet would be to get a 16VT fiat, break it and swap all of the parts over. The block does have some differences to the TS and the gearbox is different. The 20Vt should also go in, but will be more of a squeeze due to its length.
Its a big job, but it can be done. The 16VT and the 20VT are fare easier to tune that an Alfa V6 as well, with 300bhp and more being fairly easy to obtain.
You will never be cool driving a Vauxhall.