Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Random Car Wednesday: Alfa Romeo GTV6

There are certain sports cars that everybody is familiar with. The Porsche 911, BMW M3 and Lotus Elise spring to mind. Then, on the other end of the spectrum, we have some of the oddballs. Vehicles that have a smaller following or perhaps never really caught on. Take, for example, today's RCW, an Alfa Romeo GTV6. Firstly, I love Alfas. The 8C is phenomenal, the old Stradale racers were insane, the Giulia is certifiable sculpture, and I will always like the looks of the Montreal. Alfas have always mixed sports car philosophy with artistic design, and so seeing one here in Texas is a nice treat. The GTV6 was based on the Alfetta platform, and boasted a 2.5 liter V6 that produced approximately 158 horsepower. The end result was a very successful racing vehicle, as evidenced by the GTV6's performance in the Touring Car and Rally Championships of the 1980's. This particular model is a little worn when you get up close, but just seeing one in any condition is a treat. Hopefully the car's owner keeps this gem out on the road, and hopefully we'll see some more of these Italian classics in the near future.

Alfa Romeo GTV6

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