Although Alfa Romeo has made great strides in its efforts to regain its former glory, many motoring enthusiasts still consider the 1960s to be the pinnacle of the Italian automaker’s magic. After all, with compact, quick-handling cars like the GTA and GTV, it was truly an era that could bring out the driving enthusiast in anyone.
And now German classics specialist Emilia Auto wants to recapture the spirit with a stunning restomod — the ‘GT Veloce’ — based on one of these such coupes. Under the hood, the car eschews its stock engine for a twin-turbocharged 2.9L V6 taken from the current Giulia Quradrifoglio. Sending some 500hp and 443lb-ft of torque to all four wheels through an eight-speed auto box, the result is a nearly 500% improvement over the original output. Accordingly, Emilia has also taken to the chassis and handling, fitting the GT Veloce with KW coilovers, independent suspension, as well as an electronic limited-slip diff and a set of Brembo brakes. Riding on custom 19-inch rims and wearing some artfully reworked body panels, it even comes with a set of vintage Recaro sports seats and a wood-grain steering wheel. Limited to just 22 examples, you can pre-order one now starting at $470,000.