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GTV and Fiat Coupe .. shared chassis ?

Hi, I am aware they share some parts, but is the chassis different ? I know the rear suspension on the GTV is far superior, but is it essentially the same chassis or not ?
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Chassis has a lot of similarities, both were based loosely on the Alfa 155 which developed from the Fiat Tipo floor pan.
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The GTV platform is the Fiat Tipo 2 from which the 145/146 and 155 chassis came, as well as some other Fiat models including the Tipo. The GTV platform was extensively modified, strengthened and stiffened and the rear suspension was completely new, and the front suspension was heavily modified units similar to 145/6 and 155 components in layout but using different components, dimensions and geometery.
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The front end of both cars is pretty much exactly the same. They even share the same lower wishbones at the front.

On the road having owned both I would say there is little to choose in terms of handling, if anything the Fiat handles slightly better IMO..

On a race track that may be the other way around though.
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