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Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV

Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV

The forerunner to the 1967 1750 GTV, the Sprint Coupe, debuted in 1963 as part of the Giulia family of cars which included saloons and Spiders designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, was distinctive and handsome. The GTV (GT Veloce) was the fast version of the Sprint and shared the same mechanicals as other models in the range. Independent front suspension using double wishbones and an anti-roll bar, together with a live axle with trailing arms and anti-roll bar, made for fantastic handling with just a slight hint of understeer. Best of all was the all-aluminium engine twin-overhead cam, which used larger valves and a modified intake to increase power. Though it started out as a 98ci (1.6-litre), in 1967 the engine was increased to 120ci (1.7 litre) and this is regarded as the high point in its development; it was such a sweet revver, even if not as powerful as the 120ci (1.9-litre) unit of 1971.

Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Specifications

Top speed:116 mph (185 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):9.3 sec
Engine type:In-line four
Displacement:108 ci (1,779 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:132 bhp (98 kW) @ 5,500 rpm
Max torque:137 lb ft (186 Nm) @ 2,900 rpm
Weight:2,239 lb (1,018 kg)
Economy:20 mpg (13 km/I)

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