A new Alfa Romeo GTV will arrive in 2021, the company has confirmed, and we’ve got more details on the new two-door coupe that revives a much-loved Italian nameplate.
The new GTV will be based on the ‘Giorgio’ platform already used to good effect on the Giulia saloon and Stelvio crossover, dressed here in a desirable two-door bodyshell depicted in our artist’s impressions by Andrei Avarvarii.
Expect to see the new coupe – essentially a two-door Giulia sports car – in showrooms by 2021, according to our sources. It will launch first as a coupe, with a spider convertible due some 18 months later. The GTV will fit under the bespoke, carbonfibre-bodied Alfa Romeo 8C. Where the 8C is a limited-edition, super sports car, the GTV will roll off the regular production line.
It will surprise nobody to learn that the new Alfa Romeo GTV will use powertrains already seen elsewhere in the FCA range. The 2.9-litre V6 already used to devastating effect in the Giulia Quadrifoglio will make another appearance, although here it is hybridised in the range-topping halo model.
The V6’s output will be some 460bhp in the GTV, matched to an electric motor sandwiched between the V6 and transmission to deliver a total system output of 530bhp – and brief bursts up to 600bhp+. Conversely, an electric range of just 30 miles will be available when running in silent EV mode.
This reflects the official confirmation in summer 2018 by then-CEO Sergio Marchionne in a major product announcement, in which he revealed the GTV would return as a range-topper with a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive.
Note also the confirmation that it will come with 50:50 weight distribution. The new 2021 Alfa GTV should be a much better steer than the pretty but ponderous last GTV, which was front-wheel drive.
Lower-powered, cheaper GTV models will be available too; last time round there was a choice of V6 or Twin Spark four-cylinder engines. Expect lower-rung GTVs to come with rear-wheel drive, rather than AWD.