Alfa Romeo GTV6

Alfa Romeo GTV 6
Alfa Romeo GTV 6
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Bond driving away in the grey Alfa Romeo GTV 6 in Octopussy
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The beautiful lines of the Alfa Romeo GTV 6 based on a design by Giorgetto Giugiaro, also responsible for the Lotus Esprit
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Alfa Romeo GTV 6 brochure
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The Alfa Romeo GTV6 gets to show off briefly in a thrilling high-speed chase with police in the movie Octopussy (1983). Stolen from a German woman using a telephone booth, allowing Bond to make it to the Octopussy's circus in time to warn the NATO General present there of the Soviet plot.

The GTV6 boasts some eye-catching elements, sharing the sharp lines and artfully arched hatchback of its predecessor, the Alfetta GT. But the GTV6 differs from the daintier Alfetta in its use of larger bumpers and black trim, which were trends of the 1980s. Then the hottest 'cheap' sports car in Europe, and the most popular Alfa Romeo sports coupe ever made. Giorgetto Giugiaro, one of the most famous automobile designers of all time, helped design the Alfetta, the predecessor of the GTV6. The Italian designer was also responsible for the Lotus Esprit that stars in The Spy Who Loved Me.

Product Code: 
au013

Comments

Alfa's have always been described as being made for the man who has more sense of style than money. Not very expensive cars and they don't hold their value very well, among other things, but being Italian, Alfa puts their heart and soul into every car they design. If you noticed in the opening chase scene in Quantum of Solace, they used Alfa 159's. For anyone who's ever actually done research on this car, you'll notice all the small beautiful Italian details. The intake manifold in made of a polished metal and the valve cover is painted a Ducati looking red. The interior is very stylish as well. Why they lose their value so quickly is beyond me.

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