Key facts

1978 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4260 mm
How heavy?
1179 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1962 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
132 PS / 130 bhp / 97 kW @ 5400 rpm
How much torque?
178 Nm / 131 / 18.2 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 9.3 s
How fast?
193 km/h, 120 mph

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1978 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 technical specifications


The Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 is a 3 door coupé-bodied car designed by Giugiaro with a front positioned engine driving through the rear wheels.
The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 2 litre capacity. This powerplant features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 130 bhp (132 PS/97 kW) of power at 5400 rpm, and maximum torque of 178 N·m (131 lb·ft/18.2 kgm) at 4000 rpm.
Power is supplied to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Its claimed weight at the kerb is 1179 kg.
The Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 is said to be able to achieve a maxiumum speed of 193 km/h (120 mph).
1978 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 data
1978 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 data
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors3
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2400 94.5
Track/tread (front) 1373 54.1
Track/tread (rear) 1352 53.2
Length 4260 167.7
Width 1664 65.5
Height 1330 52.4
Ground clearance 120 4.7
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1179 kg 2599 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 53.6 litres 11.8 UK Gal 14.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.39
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1962 cc
(119.729 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 88.5 mm
3.31 × 3.48 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.95
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
132 PS (130 bhp) (97 kW)
at 5400 rpm
Specific output
66.3 bhp/litre
1.09 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
178 Nm (131 ft·lb) (18.2 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
90.72 Nm/litre
1.1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 2 We carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1140.1 kPa (165.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 490.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 9.3 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 16.9 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 193 km/h (120 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 111.8 PS/g
82.22 kW/g
110.26 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.16 kg/kW
20.32 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 3.500
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.TB.ARB.
Rear suspension dD.TB.WL.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.83
Final drive ratio 4.10
general ID33528
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 17.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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