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The Emilia GT Veloce is a classy $0.5M restomod

03-09-2021 17:00
Despite the relentless drive towards electrification over these past years, many tuners still hold on to their traditional values and make great profits restoring classical cars. Let’s see how far U.S. $471,000 (€400,000) can go to bring back an Alfa Romeo Giulia GT.

Despite the relentless drive towards electrification over these past years, many tuners still hold on to their traditional values and make great profits restoring classical cars. Let’s see how far U.S. $471,000 (€400,000) can go to bring back an Alfa Romeo Giulia GT.

Built by Emilia Auto and VELA Performance, the restomod no longer packs its outdated engine, instead using a 2.9-liter V8 taken from a Giulia Quadrifoglio. Once upgraded with dual custom turbos, that mill exceeds its usual 500+ horsepower (373+ kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque. A ZF eight-speed automatic transmission drives the rear axle and switches gears within 150 milliseconds.

Of course, any full-fledged restomod goes beyond just an engine swap, and the Emilia GT Veloce is no exception. The project features completely redesigned chassis, KW coilovers instead of normal springs, and per-wheel suspension with a dual-wishbone design at the front and a multi-link one at the rear. Brembo brakes, ABS and traction control also make the cut.

The original Alfa Romeo Giulia GT body gets carefully restored and strengthened with a purpose-built space-frame. As you can see, wheel arches, the hood and the lighting are all new.

Finally, the cabin of this would-be collector’s piece does its best to stay authentic in terms of layout and design while offering certain modern niceties, such as AC, power windows and infotainment.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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