The Alfa Romeo GT (Type 937) is a coupe automobile that was produced by the Italian automaker Alfa Romeo between 2003 and 2010.
The GT was introduced in March 2003 at the Geneva Motor Show and it came for sale in Italian markets January 2004. It was built at the Pomigliano plant, alongside the 147 and 159. A total of 80,832 units were produced.
The bodywork is in a classic coupé style, but uses a hatchback two door style compared to the earlier coupés like GTV and some rivals such as the BMW 3 Series Coupé. Combined with a full rear bench giving 5 seats (rather than a 2+2 layout) the GT was advertised as being a practical sports car. Most mechanicals were taken directly from the 156/147 using the same double wishbone front suspension and MacPherson rear setup.
The interior is derived form the smaller hatchback 147 and shares many common parts. The GT shares the same dash layout and functions, the climate control system as well as having a similar electrical system. Some exterior parts are taken from 147 with same bonnet, wing mirrors and front wings (from 147 GTA). The engine range included both a 1.8 TS, and 2.0 JTS petrol engine, a 1.9 MultiJet turbodiesel, and a top of the range 3.2 V6 petrol. Luggage capacity is 320 l and could be enlarged to 905 l.
The GT was positioned as a sports car in Alfa Romeo's range, along with the Brera (which was based on the newer mid-size Alfa 159 sedan/saloon car). In October 2006, Alfa introduced a 1.9 JTD Q2 version with limited slip differential, and also added a new trim level called Black Line.
In 2008, Alfa introduced the cloverleaf model as a limited edition complete with new trim levels, lowered suspension, body kit, 18 inch alloy wheels and was only available in the colours Black, Alfa Red, or Blue. The engines included 1.8 L and 2.0 L petrol, as well as 1.9 L Multijet turbo diesel. Production ended on 16 June 2010.
The GT has been acclaimed for its attractive styling and purposeful good looks. The design by Bertone follows a history of collaboration with Alfa Romeo.
In 2004, the Alfa GT was voted the world's most beautiful coupe in the annual 'World's Most Beautiful Automobile' (L'Automobile più Bella del Mondo ) awards.
Rear view of an Alfa Romeo GT
The GT primarily shared its engines with the 156. The layout and design of the engines is identical, although with some differences in power outputs, with a 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) version of the diesel available and the quoted power output of the V6 slightly lower at 240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp) instead of 250 PS (184 kW; 247 hp).
Other features included VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) or Alfa's version of ESP (Electronic Stability Program), ASR (Anti Slip Regulation) or traction control, EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution), ABS, brake assist and later the Q2 System. The Q2 system is Alfa's limited-slip differential technology, for improved cornering, reducing wheel spin, and torque steer to help mitigate understeer common to front-wheel drive cars.
Standard features included power steering, trip computer, air conditioning, reverse assist, dual climate control, airbags (including 'curtain' airbags) with internal passenger sensors to decide remotely which airbags to deploy, side mirror defrosters, and cruise control, plus options like seat warmers, leather interior, ten CD changer, satellite radio controls and windscreen sensors for automatic wiper activation.
Approaching the end of its life, the GT was proposed in special versions intended for sale on some markets. In some cases, differences from the national versions were quite impressive.
The Special Edition (British market)
The Special Edition 1.9 JTDm was produced for the British market, where it had to be preordered by the customer ("run out"). Its unofficial name was "quadrifoglio verde" (cloverleaf). It had leather interior and Q2.
The Run Out Edition (Sport) (Dutch market)
Gt Run Out Edition (sport) reimported to Italy
The Run Out Edition 2.0 JTS gasoline (black only) was assembled in a run of 12 cars  for the Dutch dealers only. For what concerns the mechanical part, it mounted a revised 2000 JTS  powered 165 CV, while the car is lowered. This version had some specifications improved in respect to the top line; the audio system Bose was connected to a multimedia USB, integrated to the Bluetooth blue&me. It has 18-inch alloy wheels, painted brake calipers, black instruments with white backlighting, a black leather steering wheel and alloy pedals. Furthermore, the car is fitted with specific sized grey leather seats and interior.
The Centenario (Australian, South African and French markets)
The "100th anniversary limited edition" version  is intended for the Australian and South African markets;, and coloured Rosso Alfa, Atlantic Blue, Black and Ice White. The "100th Anniversary Limited Edition" was produced in 130 pieces: 100 for the Australian market and 30 for the South African one.
Following an overhauling of the range in that market, GTs were equipped with the 3.2 V6 with the manual six speed gearbox. A "Centenario" version was made for the market in France. It had a rear view camera, Blue & Me and the 1.9 JTDm 16V 150 CV engine.
The Quadrifoglio Oro (Japanese market)
The Quadrifoglio Oro was made in 60 pieces with specifications similar to the Dutch Run Out: 2.0 JTS with standard 166 CV, Selespeed gearbox, red instruments, alloy wheels, red paint. This version ends the assembling of the last bodies of the GT.
GT Cabriolet Concept
A GT Cabriolet concept car made by design house Bertone.
A soft-top GT Cabrio Concept was made by Bertone in 2003, it came in public April 6, 2011. The car was four-seat open version of the GT coupé, which Bertone hoped to get built in their own plant. The next generation Alfa open top car was instead built by Pininfarina using the Brera coupé as a base.
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