||Alfa Romeo GTV6 3.0 liter
GTV6 has been modified by the addition of an aerodynamic kit. It appeared
to be very well installed when I saw it.
3 liter was built in South Africa in the early 80's. It was built
in order to keep the GTV6 competitive against the BMW 535 in the SA
saloon car racing series. The BMW displaced 3.5 liters in comparison
to the standard GTV6's 2.5 liter engine. Alfa Romeo South Africa approached
Milan about a possible solution.
| Arrangements were
made for Alfa Romeo SA to take over an Autodelta project which increased
the engine size to 3.0 liters. 200 of the GTV6 3.0 liter cars were
made for homologation into the saloon car series. The modifications
increased both the bore and stroke, which required different cylinder
head castings, crankshaft, pistons and sleeves, and larger valves.
The stock Bosch L-Jetronic injection system was replaced with the
6 carburetter setup from the big six saloon. A bonnet with an even
larger bulge was needed (to accommodate the carbs and air cleaner)
- this also had a large forward facing NACA air intake duct. The car
also had a deeper front spoiler fitted which lowered the radiator
temp by 5 degrees C. Other changes were a lowered and stiffened suspension
and wider Pirelli P7's (205/50 VR 15's) on Compomotive sectional alloy
||It was a
very successful car - and held the title of the fastest locally produced
car in South Africa until Alfa Romeo left South Africa in 1985.