Alfa Romeo GT Coupe Car Reviews | NRMA Motoring & Services

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Alfa Romeo GT

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Standard features

As the GT comes with a high of standard equipment including alloy wheels, dual-zone control, leather trim, front seats, cruise power windows, rain wipers, Bose® sound with CD and MP3 player, headlight heated door mirrors, parking sensors and trip

Design function


Looks can be deceiving. Despite its roofline and abbreviated tail the GT enough room for four five would sever friendships on a long trip; a size luggage area taking a weekend’s worth of Split 60/40 the rear also features a ski hatch.

homes for smaller items in the quickly fills up the small and narrow door pockets.

50mm to the 147 donor car’s means rear legroom is the heavily sculpted rear offering good comfort. side windows, a low roofline and the front seats can make feel claustrophobic in the rear, not the case up front.

Momo leather trimmed mould themselves to you, excellent support and comfort, on longer trips. As cornering build up the generous seat keep you in place and if you’re to cold leather on a winter’s the standard heaters are a welcome


Long gone are the when Alfa dash were acceptable only to the with some switchgear on the seek and ye shall find A modern design with traditional feel, the GT features to use audio and ventilation controls in the finish centre dash, the instruments housed in a prominent binnacle. The only jarring is the speedo.

Marked at odd intervals – 30, 60, 90, 120 the more common speed can be difficult to interpret.

Offering a range of adjustment – in and reach, the leather sports works well with the seat to provide a comfortable position. One drawback to the low roofline, design is a blind spot by the thick A-pillars and large mirrors, meaning lots of turning in tight situations. can be a problem too; the shallow screen and multiple rear restraints giving limited

Fortunately the hyper-active parking can help avoid marking the coachwork.

Occupants are well for with pre-tensioner front belts, 6 airbags – passenger, side and window, ABS with brake assist and EBD Brake-force Distribution), traction VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) and headlights with automatic adjustment.

Build quality finish

the build quality of the GT was very the only issue on the test car a loose door sealing Inside everything is well together while outside the metallic paintwork had an even A nice touch – of the Alfa range, are the polished exterior door handles.

Alfa Romeo GT

CODE engine immobiliser is a fitment. At this stage the GT has not assessed for an NRMA Insurance rating. (As a guide the 147GTA on it is based scores 50/120 it towards the lower end of the luxury

On the road

Requiring PULP the GT’s suburban figures are in the range. Returning 15.3l/100km town shows off its high nature. Drivers will to keep it on a short leash to the situation, difficult to do given the sweet spinning nature.

Things improve considerably on the road, our highway cycle in 9.5l/100km, the engine happy to over in sixth gear on the

This is where the GT comes and it’s what the Italians do so Even at idle the 3.2 V6 has a busy nature giving the impression always ready for action. It up easily towards the rev limit by all the right noises, and while might give the impression of a engine needing constant use of the to keep things moving you be wrong.

There is enough mid torque to cover dawdling the suburbs or a lazy drive the highway and still have in reserve to tackle steeper in sixth. A sensible spread of means the GT is kept happy in situations, but the gearlever’s longish lacks the direct feel in a car like this, and the clutch can get in stop start traffic. One is torque steer which its presence felt under acceleration, upsetting the car’s

This is an area where will have to make concessions. Very firm, but damped, the ride quality suburban roads is bumpy. on smooth looking tarmac the suspension feels like transmitting every bit of roadbase into the cabin.

At higher speeds it is less sensitive and smoother, but patchy surfaces the cars forte and can upset it.

is the best way to describe the Alfa’s The quick ratio steering back loads of information the tyres providing excellent – although this is at with the car’s large circle. High levels of and sharp responses make up for the jarring ride quality, our test route emphasising the chassis mildly oversteering

Washing off speed is easy, the having a progressive feel and no of fade. Some drivers find the brake and accelerator too close to each other but than this the system is and consistent.

Although this is an the GT loses some points the sharp sporting focus it some leeway. Yes, the makes some noise, but for all the reasons. Enthusiasts won’t listening to it. The same can be said for the

If a more compliant ride dulling the car’s handling and then that’s a compromise few accept.

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