Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce (GTV)
|Production||1971 to 1976|
|Body style||2-door coupé|
|Engine||2.0 L DOHC I4|
|Wheelbase||2,350 mm (92.5 in)|
|Length||4,089 mm (161.0 in)|
|Width||1,575 mm (62.0 in)|
|Height||1,321 mm (52.0 in)|
|Curb weight||1,028 kg (2,266 lb)|
The 2000 GT Veloce was introduced in 1971 together with the 2000 Berlina sedan and 2000 Spider and built until 1976.
The 2000 range was the replacement for the 1750 range. Once again the engine was rationalized throughout the range. The engine displacement was increased to 1962 cc with a change of the bore and stroke to 84 mm × 88.5 mm. Oil and radiator capacities remained unchanged. The engine produced 132 PS (97 kW; 130 hp) at 5500 rpm with the SPICA fuel injection, which, once again, was only fitted to cars destined for the United States and Canadian markets, with carburetors retained for other markets producing officially the same power.
The sporting 1750 GT led to the development of the engine from 1779 to 1962 cc over the years. The new engine intended for road production, derived from the 1750 with various modifications, was marked with the initials AR00512.In 1971, when the 1750 sedan was replaced by the 2000 sedan, the 1750 GT Veloce (also known as 2000 GTV) was also replaced by the 2000 GT Veloce (Alfa Romeo series 105.21). The increase in engine capacity resulting from the new 84mm bore brought power to 132 HP DIN (150 HP SAE).
The 2000 GT Veloce presented both technical and aesthetic renewals: new front grille with chrome bars with raised Alfa Romeo shield and integrated lights, larger rear lights, brand new central console, instrumentation in a single block created by the "Jaeger", placement of the secondary instrumentation grouped together in "cloverleaf" style between speedometer and tachometer behind the Hellebore dished steering wheel; new front seats. It was equipped with a 25% ZF limited slip differential as standard, while air conditioning was optional, Campagnolo or Cromodora "Millerighe" alloy wheels, metallic paint and leather upholstery.
The 2000 GT Veloce is the only GT to display, on the rear pillars, the sports badge depicting the snake (enamelled green on a white field) instead of the traditional green or gold four-leaf clover. Since 1974, with the presentation of the fourth series of the GT Junior (1300 and 1600), the whole range is made, internally and externally, aesthetically uniform to the 2000 GT Veloce, except for the rear lights, the badge with the snake green and the absence of overriders on the bumpers in the 1600 and 1300 displacements.The Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce, the rims are aftermarket
The increase in performance brought the maximum speed declared to over 195 km/h. The average acceleration found on the raw models was 7.2 seconds (one second less than the sedan variant) to reach 100 km/h (the original verification was made on the parameter of 60 miles per hour) and the time of 12 seconds and 6 tenths to cover, starting from a standing start, the distance of 400 meters (which corresponds to the 1/4 mile typical of US tests).The sporting qualities, partly inherited from the GTAm, have allowed many 2000 GT Veloce to be modified with the original 00512 engine and used for competitions, reducing the number of original cars available to collectors.
- power-weight ratio: 15.3 lb/hp, 7 kg/hp
- acceleration: standing 1/4 mile 16.8 sec
- fuel consumption: 23.7 m/ imp gal, 19.8 m/US gal
- max speeds: (I) 29 mph, 47 km/h; (II) 48 mph, 77 km/h; (III) 71 mph, 114 km/h; (IV) 96 mph, 154 km/h; (V) over 121 mph, 195 km/h
The interior trim was also changed, with the most notable differences being the introduction of a separate instrument cluster, instead of the gauges installed in the dash panel in earlier cars.
Externally the 2000 GTV is most easily distinguished by the following features:
- Grille with horizontal chrome bars, featuring protruding blocks forming the familiar Alfa heart in outline.
- Smaller hubcaps with exposed wheel nuts.
- Optional aluminum alloy wheels of the same size as the standard 5. 1/2J × 14 steel items, styled to the "turbina" design first seen on the alloy wheels of the Alfa Romeo Montreal. "Turbina" refers to the wheel's resemblance to a jet engine inlet.
- The larger rear light clusters first fitted to United States market 1750 GTV's were standard for all markets on the 2000 GTV.
From 1974 on, the 105 Series coupe models were rationalized and these external features became common to post-1974 GT 1300 Junior and GT 1600 Junior models, with only few distinguishing features marking the difference between models.
Almost 38,000 examples of the 2000 GT Veloce were produced until 1975, of which 6,337 were sold in the United States (to which additional bumpers were applied to comply with US homologation and a plate with the wording "Alfa Romeo" placed above the badge on the rear bonnet) and 5,451 with right-hand drive. In total 37,459 2000 GTVs were made before production ended.
Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce Technical details and specifications (1971-1976)
4 stroke; 4 cylinders, vertical, in line
119.7 cu in. 1,962 cc
bore and stroke: 3.31 x 3.48 in, 84 x 88.5 mm
compression ratio: 9: 1
light alloy block and head, wet liners, hemispherical combustion chambers
5 crankshaft thimble bearings
valves: overhead, Vee-slanted at 80° tappets
camshafts: 2, overhead
lubrication: gear pump, full flow filter (cartridge)
2 Solex C 40 DDHS or DellOrto DHLA 40 horizontal twin barrel carburettors
fuel feed: mechanical pump
coolant: water cooled
driving wheels: rear
clutch: single dry plate. hydraulically controlled
gearbox: mechanical; gears fully synchronized
gearbox ratios: 1st 3.300, 2nd 1.990, 3rd '1.350, 4th 1. 5th 0.790. rev 3-010
gear lever location: central
final drive: hypoid bevel
axle ratio: 4.100
limited slip differential (standard)
integral: front suspension: independent, wishbones (lower trailing links). coil springs, anti-roll bar telescopic dampers
rear: rigid axle. trailing lower radius arms, upper reverse Vee radius arm, coil springs, anti-roll bar, dampers.
recirculating ball or worm and roller
turning circle (between walls): 34.8 ft, 10.6 m.
disc, rear compensator, servo
swept area: front 229.8 sq in, 1,482 sq cm
swept area: rear 167.1 sq in, 1,078 sq cm,
swept area: total 396.9 sq in, 2,560 sq cm.
50 Ah battery
540 W alternator
distributor Bosch or Marelli
4 iodine headlamps.
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
wheel base: 92.52 in, 235 cm.
length: 161.42 in, 410 cm
width: 62.20 in, 158 cm
height; 51.77 in, 131 cm
dry weight: 2,293 1b, 1,040 kg
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Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce Maintenance and Service Guide (1971-1976)
fuel: 98-100 oct petrol
engine oil: 11.8 imp pt, 14.2 US pt, 6.7 1, SAE 20W-50, change every 6.200 miles, 10 000 km
Total oil capacity: 12.7 imp pt, 15.2 US pt
gearbox 3.2 imp pt, 3.8 US pt. 1.8 1, SAE 90 EP. change every 11 ,200 miles, 18,000 km
final drive 2.5 imp pt, 3 US pt, 1.4 1, SAE 90 EP, change every 11,200 miles, 18,000 km
coolant capacity: 17.1 imp pt. 20.5 US pt
greasing: every 18,600 miles, 30.000 km, 1 point
tappet clearances: inlet 0.019-0.020 in, 0.47-0.50 mm, exhaust 0.020-0.022 in, 0.52-0.55 mm
valve timing: 41°20' 60°20' 53°40' 34°40"
tyre pressure front 24 psi, 1.7 atm, rear 26 psi, 1.8 atm.
carrying capacity: 772 1b, 350 kg
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