Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV Profile

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Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV General Information

Alfa's model range is obvious only after a brief explaination. There are classic names, but in most cases there is a coupé version existing alongside a saloon, both having the same name but look nothing alike. As well the most famous Alfa rally car was the Giulia, or its coupé version Giulia GTA. The Giulia unfortunately was obsolete in motorsport terms by the time the WRC was born, although the Giulia is still in production for many more years (and later turned the Giulietta with a funny, short, boxy boot). The Alfetta is in simple terms the big sister to the Giulia/Guilietta. The coupé version to the Alfetta is called Alfetta GT or Alfetta GTV. The Alfetta GT/GTV also has a big, famous sister, the GTV6 – a name game as on the basic GTV the “V” has nothing to do with V-shaped cylinders while the GTV6 has a famous V6 engine and the “Alfetta” bit removed from its name to stand alone despite strong design similarities. This GTV6 seems quite a clever name game, but for the Alfetta coupé covered here it calls for confusion, the Alfetta GT & Alfetta GTV are exactly the same car, only the “V” identifying the biggest available engine, a 2.0 4-cylinder as opposed to 1.6 & 1.8 L options. In this case the “V” means Veloce = Italian for Fast.

One unique technical detail is that all Alfetta models, coupé or not, have a rear mounted gearbox, known as transaxle, which helped superb weight distribution. And even that didn't seem curious enough for Alfa Romeo, as in contrast to all other transaxle cars the clutch and flywheel is rear/gearbox mounted rather than front/engine mounted. And the rear brake discs are gearbox/diff mounted as well, so not found under the rims.

As often with Alfa Romeo, the bigger program was run by Alfa France. While the Alfetta saloon version was famous in the early 1970s, the Alfetta GTV coupé version saw more variations. In contrast to the saloon the GTV coupé was homologated into group4 and sure enough the French team cars grew kit car style wheel arches, which were i.e. missing on the later GTV6 groupA. Later the Italian Autodelta team experimented with a turbo version, which however was a very troublesome car.

Again to Alfa’s name philosophy: Normaly I try to keep cars of the same model range together, like i.e. the Mercedes 280CE Coupé is a variation of the W123 series. But Alfetta and Alfetta GTV are really different models despite similar name. And the GTV6 has a different name but is clearly based on the Alfetta GTV. Difficult but Alfa made it easy for me in homologating these three variations in three different classes. Interesting in this is that the g4 Alfetta GTV grows massive wings, while the GTV6 is rallied until 1986, so we see this model shape for a full 12 years in rallies.

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Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV Evolutions

Model & Evo. (Activity)
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV 2000 (75-82) 200/7400 215/5000 4190.1664.1330 980 (4.9) RWD (2400)
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV Turbodelta (80-82) 350/7200 360/5000 4153.1664.1334 960 (2.7) RWD (2423)

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Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV Results

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Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
5th. 1978 WRC Rallye San Remo M. Pregliasco V. Reisoli #9 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
7th. 1975 WRC Acropolis Rally G. Moschous . UNKNOWN #10 [UNKNOWN] 12:03:50
7th. 1975 WRC Rallye San Remo . "Bip-Bip" . UNKNOWN #26 [UNKNOWN] 12:01:28
3rd. 1975 WRC Tour de Corse J. Andruet Y. Jouanny #3 [UNKNOWN] 5:09:51
80th. 1974 WRC Rally of Finland J. Robinson . UNKNOWN #56 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
34th. 1974 WRC Rally of Finland T. Jouhki J. Piironen #65 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00

Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV Retirements

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Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 1980 WRC Rallye San Remo M. Pregliasco V. Reisoli #10 [UNKNOWN] SS27 fuel pump
Ret. 1980 WRC Rallye San Remo M. Verini B. Scabini #19 [UNKNOWN] SS5 fire
Ret. 1977 WRC Acropolis Rally G. Moschous . Konstantakatos #20 [UNKNOWN] SS22 ?
Ret. 1975 WRC Rallye San Remo A. Ballestrieri M. Mannini #6 [UNKNOWN] SS99 crash