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Alfa Romeo 147 GTA Selespeed revealed at Bologna Motor Show

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December 4, 2003

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The Bologna Motor Show (December 6-14) has been chosen by Alfa Romeo to showcase the 147 GTA Selespeed - a performance version of the 3.2 litre, 24 valve V6 147 GTA launched in Australia during August that's been given a Formula One Selespeed sequential manual gearbox for to bring its racetrack DNA to the fore.

The 147 GTA produces 184 kW and an awesome 300 Nm of torque via its 3.2 litre quad cam 24 valve V6 engine to which the heavy-duty, 6 speed, sequential Selespeed manual gearbox (previously only available in five speed form)

Alfa Romeo is among the car and motorcycle manufacturers presenting more than 90 models that will make their national, European or worldwide preview at the Bologna Show.

Alfa Romeo is also showing the 8C Competizione that debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show,the Alfa Romeo Kamal along with the Alfa Romeo 156 GTA that took Gabriele Tarquini to the European Touring Car Championship Drivers' title, along with the Alfa Romeo 147 JTD that won its category in the Nurnburgring 24 Hour race.

Another variation on the Alfa Romeo 147 GTA - the the 245 kW Autodelta Alfa Romeo 147 GTA - is also being unveiled in the UK this month with United Kingdom design and tuning house Autodelta revealing their most powerful creation to date at the MPH03 Motor Show in London this month (11-14 December).

Follow the links below for further reading and a full listing for the Bologna Motor Show.

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