V.I.S.I.T – Alfa Romeo GT Coupé 2.0 JTS

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This grey little coupé is a 2005 Alfa Romeo GT, which I see around town every now and then. It’s based on the same platform as the 147 and 156, but at 166 horsepower, its 2.0-litre JTS (Jet Thrust Stoichiometric, for direct injection) naturally aspirated four is a bit beefier than the similar unit found in those.

It’s a bit dirty, but since it’s grigio anyway the dirt doesn’t really stand out. Make the jump to see more of it.

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The 2003-2010 produced GT manages to look reasonably exotic, despite being very rounded and somehow dumpy in form. The family car roots are easily seen, and it somehowh doesn’t really convey the same excitingness that the GTV or Brera do. The grey colour makes it blend within the other cars somewhat easily, too.

The slit-like taillights belong to the Alfa design language of the time, and are mirrored by the reflectors in the bumper.

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That’s not to say it’s bad-looking, but at least from the photographed angles it doesn’t look too daring. Still, it’s a Bertone design, and that does play into its favour.

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The cheapest used GT:s are at 10k now, so it’ll take a while before they descend into cheaply available beaterdom. It’ll be interesting to see what they look like at 3000 eur.

[Images: Copyright 2013 Hooniverse/Antti Kautonen]

6 Comments

  1. The GT is the last Alfa which had the glorious Busso V6.. For that reason it also the last Alfa i have any interest in.

  2. The styling of the GT almost works, but there's something wonky about its proportions — the greenhouse seems out of sync with the body, perhaps the result of having to compromise the original design to fit the platform hardpoints. The Brera was better sorted, although it wasn't nearly as gorgeous as the concept car. Still, either the GT or Brera is more attractive than any current Alfa.

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