Here is the first creation of the Italians of Totem Automobili, a Giulia GT inspired by the Alfa Romeo GTA of the 60s. Its particularity? It is electric and displays 500 horsepower!
The restomod has the wind in its sails. For the uninitiated, these are vintage cars brought up to date with today's technologies. This involves modern interiors, on-board electronics, or even more powerful and recent engines.
The latest example is signed Totem Automobili. This young Italian preparer (founded in 2018) has tackled a myth of the automobile, the Alfa Romeo Giulia GT. Called Totem GT Electric, its creation is inspired by the GTAs of the 60s and is driven by a 500 hp electric motor, powered by a battery claiming a range of 400 km.
The bodywork was also largely modified since it was made in carbon with widened tracks of 18 cm at the front and at the rear. The two double LED headlights at the front, the forged 17-inch rims or the lowered body give it a lot of character.
A detail is also obvious, the famous Quadrifoglio Verde, the four-leaf clover characteristic of Alfa Romeo's sports models changes color for a decidedly more electric blue.
A reinforced frame
With 500 horses ready to overflow, it's impossible not to strengthen such an old chassis. The Totem GT Electric therefore benefited from a very largely reinforced structure. The suspensions are logically new, multi-link at the rear, MacPherson at the front with Bilstein shock absorbers adjustable manually or electronically (optional). And to take advantage of all the power on the rear wheels, a limited slip differential has also been installed.
Finally, the interior has not been left out either, since carbon (for the seats) and leather (dashboard and door panels) are widely present. A gear lever simulating a sequential transmission takes place between the seats, it is associated with a system reproducing the sound and vibrations of a heat engine. Something to seduce even purists!
Unfortunately, the Totem GT Electric will only be produced in 20 units at a unit price of 430,000 euros. The price of exclusivity!