An all-electric ‘restomod’ version of the classic Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT will make its world debut in Britain. Called the GT Electric, it will be unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (9-12 July).
The project is by Venetian company, Totem Automobili. It started with a standard Giulia Sprint GT but has kept only 10% of its original components. The chassis has been reinforced with a bespoke rollcage that boosts torsional rigidity, while adjustable dampers are also fitted.
Newly designed 17-inch alloy wheels are inspired by the 1960s Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, filling wheelarches that have been flared by 18cm. The original Bertone shape has been radically reworked with new carbonfibre panels.
The interior boasts a classic-style format but benefits from a new display housing a modern infotainment system and a digital instrument panel. Totem has swapped the petrol engine for an electric motor capable of developing 525hp. That should enable the GT Electric to accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds. The battery pack weighs 350kg and is claimed to offer a range of 160 miles on a single charge.