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After launching as EV, Giulia GTA-inspired Totem GT will get V-6


Following the success of its Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA-inspired GT Electrical restomod, Italy’s Totem Automobili has now returned with a gas-powered model of its homage to Alfa Romeo’s iconic homologation particular.

Referred to as the GT Tremendous, the gas-powered mannequin was revealed on Thursday forward of a proper debut through the 2023 Salon Privé which begins within the U.Okay. on Aug. 30.

Calling Totem’s automobiles restomods would not actually do them justice. Though every begins as an unique Alfa Romeo Giulia GT Junior 1300 or 1600 from the early Nineteen Seventies, solely about 10% of the donor automobile stays.

The transformation begins with the donor automobile being disassembled and stripped down, with solely the bulkhead remaining, which Totem then merges with a carbon-fiber monocoque for the passenger cell. The physique can also be created from carbon fiber to assist preserve weight down whereas including power and rigidity. Totem mentioned the physique meets the newest E.U. and U.S. security requirements.

Totem GT Super

Totem GT Tremendous

Metal subframes are mounted entrance and rear, with aluminum used for double wishbone suspension at each ends. The wheels are an 18-inch aluminum set wrapped in both Pirelli’s P Zero or Trofeo R tires, and housed inside are Brembo brakes with four-piston mounted calipers entrance and rear.

For the outside design, Totem made delicate adjustments moderately than merely copy the traces of the Giulia GTA. The GT Tremendous has 4 headlights as a substitute of the unique two, the C-pillar design is tweaked, and the Alfa Romeo badge lacks the bars of the unique. Totem additionally redesigned the rear of the automobile to enhance aerodynamics, in addition to making a flat flooring with rear air extractors in an effort to generate downforce.

Totem GT Super

Totem GT Tremendous

The powertrain is a twin-turbocharged 2.8-liter V-6 with dry sump lubrication. It is a donor unit that’s closely labored over by Totem for the GT Tremendous. A regular model delivers 600 hp and an obtainable model a way more thrilling 750 hp—thrilling, as a result of the curb weight of the automobile is a claimed 2,601 kilos. The transmission is a 6-speed handbook mounted on the rear axle for improved weight distribution.

Most efficiency features a 0-62 mph time of three.2 seconds and a ruled prime velocity of 155 mph. That is similar to the efficiency of the electrical model, whose newest specs embrace a 0-62 mph time of two.9 seconds. The electrical model additionally has been upgraded with an 81-kwh battery, up from 50.4 kwh beforehand, which Totem estimates can ship a variety of over 250 miles.

Totem GT Super

Totem GT Tremendous

In each circumstances drive is to the rear wheels solely.

Just like the physique and chassis, the inside additionally blends modernity with basic themes. Bodily controls and analog gauges stay, however are joined by some digital components and fashionable carbon-fiber bucket seats based mostly on an unique Giulia GT design. Totem plans to individually mildew the driving force’s seat to every buyer. The pedals too can be aligned to the shopper’s shoe dimension.

Totem GT Super

Totem GT Tremendous

“With the Totem GT, we preserve the design, we preserve the aesthetic of the unique, however in the long run, it’s a brand new automobile,” mentioned Riccardo Quaggio, a former Honda and Alfa Romeo designer who based Totem in 2018. “The entire mission is constructed round relentless analysis processes of engineering options, that made it attainable to beat the mechanics and buildings of the unique GT, establishing new requirements by no means achieved earlier than.”

Totem hasn’t introduced pricing however the firm listed the GT Electrical with a beginning worth of 430,000 euros (roughly $470,000) when the automobile was first proven in 2020. Order books are open for each fashions. Totem mentioned the automobiles may be licensed worldwide and include a two-year producer guarantee.

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