My first post here.
Looking for some limited advice. I do not own an alfa and never have, although, ever since I was about 10 years old, seeing an almost new Alfa GTV6 3.0 (In South Africa), I have always, always wanted one. I came very close to buying an amazing example of a GTV6 2.5L from within a garage of an old man that couldn't drive her anymore, but could not sell my BMW at the time, so the reality of this dream continued to elude me a further 8 years... till now, I've got some spare money for once in my life, and am gearing up to purchase a second car, and it absolutely has to be an Alfa Romeo.
It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside just thinking of it.
Anyways, if I had it my way, I'd buy a GTV6 and a GTV, however, I think I need to be practical and go for the newer of the two at this stage of my existence. I will have both though
So, I see on wiki that there was a 2.0 v6 turbo (TB) - very unique setup which I actually never heard of till I read the wiki this morning. But to me, this sounds like a great choice of lump for this car, in terms of being able to easily upgrade the turbo (its a single turbo right?), perhaps even making it twin turbo easily enough, turning the boost up etc. Are the internals stronger on this turbo engine - low comp pistons etc?
But, I have this funny feeling that there are no TB's in this country - as I've never seen one before, how would they be listed on ebay - 'TB' or 'Turbo' - both results are fruitless.
I am looking for a red one with the tan interior...
Any thoughts on this would be much appreciated.
On one other note, why are there no 2 door alfa's being made new anymore!!!??? Nothing on their website (except the mito, but that is tiny - where are the nice GT cars - where is the new GTV!!!)