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Published on April 2nd, 2020 | by Subhash Nair

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These Restorers Want to Electrify the Alfa Romeo GT Junior

We know electric cars are sexy. We know old Alfa Romeos are sexy. This Italian company called Totem decided to double the sexiness by giving this old Alfa Romeo GT Junior some electric power. In fact, the amount of power it’s getting is frankly ridiculous.

518bhp and 940Nm of torque. The original was barely squeezing out 200bhp. So the team is also getting to work with other performance upgrades to make sure it’s still safe to drive fast.

Among these upgrades are Bilstein Clubsport suspension with 10 different settings.

Brembo braking system with B-M4 callipers and 328X28 and 345X28 disks. These are all colour customisable upon request. A Brembo GT-R braking system can be optioned as well. The wheels are designed in the 60’s GTAm style and are made of forged aluminium in PCD5X140. Sizes are as follows:

  • Front wheels: 225/45-17 or 205/40-17 Continental ContiSportContact™ 5 
  • Rear wheels: 245740 -17 or 255/40-17 Continental ContiSportContact™ 3 

Oh, and this is important: the entire body has been remade in carbon fibre to reduce weight and to create a smoother surface for paint. The carbon fiber bodywork is constructed from premium ‘pre-preg’ carbon fiber.

Here’s the press release with more information.

PRESS RELEASE

Lighting

Both head and rear lights have been redesigned to give a new face to GT. Frontally, we put the classic double lights of the 1750/2000 version, which looks back to the “rally” design: the new position of the driving headlamps recalls the supplementary lights mounted over the original bumper. In the rear, we integrated a new round light, leaving the rectangular shape of the old light; the rear fog/reverse light has been moved over the plate. All lights are LED.

Gauges

The control board is fully digital, with 2 screens of 3.5” and a passenger screen to control battery usage. Windows are electrically controlled; a sophisticated antitheft system is included; keyless system to start is provided.

Aerodynamics

The floor pan has been completely redesigned to increase the ground effect. In front, a new oilpan in aluminum and carbon fibre conveys air to flatpan, while in the rear there are two big carbon fibre extractors, proving grip on the ground.

Audio system

By default we offer one of the best audio systems in the world, made specifically for this auto by AUDIO DEVELOPMENT. It is possible to extend the audio system with additional speakers and subwoofer.

Air conditioning

A modern air conditioning system is available, specifically designed for this car, with evaporator and dryer.

Windows

Front and rear windows, with internal heating, are identical to the original ones. We changed the side butterfly windows with new fixed windows and new pillars. Windows are available in white, green o exclusive fumes colors.

Infotainment

The Infotainment system has a vintage style, as classic old car radio 3,5”, but it is state-of-the-art technology. With Bluetooth connection, interactive maps, DAB radio and many apps.

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Totem Automobili SRL restores and modifies existing Alfa Romeo® automobiles for its customers. Totem Automobili does not manufacture or sell automobiles. Totem Automobili is not sponsored, associated, approved, endorsed nor, in any way, affiliated with Alfa Romeo. The Alfa Romeo® name and crest are trademarks of Alfa Romeo, and any other products mentioned are the trademarks of their respective holders. Any mention of trademarked names or other marks is for purpose of reference only. Out of respect for Alfa Romeo, and to respect Alfa Romeo’s trademark rights, this incredible machine should never under any circumstances be referred to or described as a “Totem GTelectric,” “Totem GTe,” “Alfa Romeo Totem GTelectric” or a “Alfa Romeo Totem GTe,” or in any other manner that suggests that it is anything but a Alfa Romeo® Giulia GT.


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